Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kenmare Lace Festival 2015, Co. Kerry

Kenmare Lace Festival 

19 to 22 March 2015

Kenmare Biennial Lace Festival had its origins in ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’, a series of events, festivals and gatherings of all kinds welcoming people to Ireland during 2013.

From 19 to 22 March 2015 we will again celebrate the wonderful heritage of lacemaking and design established by the Poor Clare nuns in post famine Kenmare in the 1860s.

There is a full festival programme with lacemaking workshops in nine different disciplines running over two days. For the fashion conscious there will be a fashion show, a fashion-able competition and 'meet the designers' at the Art & Design Cloister. Exhibitions will showcase the very best in lacemaking and Irish design. There will be a full day of lacemaking workshops including Kenmare Lacemaking for both beginners and experienced lacemakers.

All our events are aimed at encouraging people to uphold tradition, good design and culture. To discover what is taking place during the festival go to the programme page.


Irish Crochet Workshop, Dublin


Rosemary Murphy
The Constant Knitter
88 Francis Street
Dublin 8

087 996 7197

Eastern Region of IGWSD, Dublin


Sewing Classes with Dee Harte, Dublin


For more info, contact:

Rosemary Murphy
The Constant Knitter
88 Francis Street
Dublin 8

087 996 7197

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Workshops with Feltmakers Ireland

Felt work by tutor Gabi McGrath

2015 Workshop Schedule from Feltmakers Ireland

Annual Basic & Beyond workshop  
Saturday 24th January 2015
The full day workshop costs €65 (members) and €75 (non members) .
For more information or to book contact Suzanne on 085 114 6391.

Bag Workshop with Leiko Uchiyama
18/19th April 2015
We are delighted to welcome Leiko back for another workshops. Her classes are always very popular and book out quickly

Wearable Felt with Nancy Ballesteros  
27/29th July  2015
Nancy will be giving a two and a half day workshop making a  beautiful single or double sided ‘tabart’ style apron. Nancy is travelling from Australia where she runs  a felt supply company Treetops Colour Harmonies Nancy’s web site is a treasure trove for feltmakers and her wool and silk colour blends are beautiful. We will post more details of this workshop as soon as possible.

For more information contact

Free Workshops with ReCreate!

ReCreate receives EPA funding for FREE nationwide Creative Reuse workshops
"We are delighted to announce that ReCreate have been granted funding by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Green Enterprises initiative to roll out FREE workshops across Ireland to help promote the concept of Creative Reuse.

Staff will launch the project in February 2015 and it will last for 9 months. The ReCreate team will be visiting early years services, primary and secondary schools, community groups, and care centers across the country with these unique, never done before workshops! The aim of the project is to promote the concept of Creative Reuse and highlight not only how cost effective it can be, but also how Creative Reuse encourages children and adults alike to think outside the box and use their imagination to see what possibilities are in front of them!

If you would like to register your interest for a workshop, 
simply email ReCreate at with the details of your group." 

Unit 8,
Block K, Ballymount Drive,
Ballymount Industrial Estate,
Dublin 12

Office: 01 456 8798
Warehouse: 01 456 8788
Executive Director: 086 820 9844

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Wishing all Woolly Way readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We really appreciate everyone who helps make this blog possible, that's all you stitches out there! To the folk that regularly email use with goings ons, workshops, and suggestions. We love getting emails, so please feel free to email us any kind of textile titbit's anytime!

Big thanks to Mercier Press and The Knitting and Stitching Show for generously donating prizes.
Congrats to Mercier Press and Associated Editions on the publication of two fantastic Irish craft books. We will have reviews coming soon in 2015!

All the best for 2015!!


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