Saturday, November 30, 2013
Craftshop Na Méar
52 Church Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Official Opening 10th December 2013
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm every day until Christmas
For the past couple of years the knitting group, KnitWits, has met twice a week in Scribes Café in Listowel.
"Our numbers have been growing steadily and people coming in to the café were giving us orders for gloves and sweaters and a couple of weeks ago, when it looked like we were going to take over the place entirely, Namir Karim, the owner said (jokingly) he'd have to get a shop for us!
We were over the moon and knew exactly where we wanted to be - 52 Church Street, a historic building going back to the 18th century. It has flag stone floors and a toasty warm range , which we keep filled with turf and logs. Everything in the shop is handmade in Kerry.
For the schools we hope to give talks combine the history of the house with the story of wool in Kerry, in English and "as Gaelige" with hands-on demonstration.".
Mairead Sharry will be demonstrating carding, spinning, weaving (on an inkle loom) and felting as well as rushwork and they are planning classes in the near future in knitting and crochet as well.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Print Block is delighted to announce our one day Christmas Workshops, this November 30th and December 7th from 11 to 3pm.
Print your own personalized tote bags, napkins, bunting and more with our festive pre prepared screens and wood blocks.
An afternoon of printing and fun, (and maybe even some mulled wine...)
Full details are attached. Book early by emailing us at this address, however minimum numbers are required so please do not make payment until advised to do so.
A day of Christmas themed screen printing and block printing for all levels, including
mulled wine and mince pies!
Sunday 8th of December 2013
Fancy Printing your own Christmas Presents? That's exactly what you will do on our one day MAKE IT workshop in December.
You will receive a goodie bag on the day, including
1 x Linen Tea Towel,
1 x Linen Table runner,
1 x Meter of Fabric
Felt for Decoration Making
2 x Cotton Tote Bags
There will be Christmas Themed screens ready to print from and also a few blank screens to use with paper stencils. We have some lovely stamps to block print with, and lots of every colour dye as well as the good old Christmas Red!
Please bring other fabric or items of clothing to print onto if you wish as you might turn into one of Santa's little elves and print the day away!
And after all your hard work we will have a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie as we look over the treasures you have made.
Cost: €75 including all materials.
Kick off Christmas by Making It!
Email email@example.com or call Liz on 086-8658197
Ceramic and Textile Artist
Monday, November 4, 2013
Print Block, Dublin’s textile print collective, presents site specific textile works for the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), at No. 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. This exhibition aims to showcase the use of fabrics as central to the design process for use within interiors and architectural projects.
At the launch of this exhibition on the 5 November at 5.30pm, there will also be an evening of talks, entitled “Textile Architecture”. The talks will explore the synergy between textiles and buildings.
The talks are free but booking is required by contacting Teresa Harte, RIAI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Official opening and drink reception: 5 November at 7- 8.30. All welcome.
Angela Rolfe, Assistant Principal Architect, Office of Public Works.s.
Trish Belford Tactility Factory, Belfast.
Liz Nilsson, textile artist and designer and co-founder of Print Block.
Olga Tiernan, textile designer and co-founder of Print Block.
The exhibition is free to the public and opens during Ireland’s annual design celebration, Design Week.
Registered architects can avail of 2 Structured CPD Points for attendance at the talks. A drinks reception will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm and all are welcome.