Monday, September 1, 2014

Autumn Sewing Classes with It's Sew Easy, Dublin


Autumn Sewing Courses 

Sewing Bootcamp & Dressmaking Bootcamp

Sew Easy Sewing Skills Bootcamps has proven to be very popular. The demand for them is still high. We have just launched Dresmaking Bootcamp,  for those who already can sew and want to learn to dressmake and follow a commercial pattern, so let us know if you are interested. Both these courses are filling up fast so don't miss your chance and book now.  

There are also some places on six week courses starting in September. You can chose from: Dressmaking for Beginners & RefreshersSoft Furnishing and of course the recently introduced and very popular Patchwork Course

Date:  September and October
Place: Sew Easy Studio, Stillorgan, Dublin
More info: 

Fore more information contact Maebh:
Tel: 087 953 6818,  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Feeling blue!!

You know we love animation here at the Woolly Way, so heres a little one about a crocheted blue quadropus...

"The tale of a crochet quadropus, who journeys throughout the land turning things blue".

Irish Crochet Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor, Dublin

Venue: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday, 6th September from 11am to 6pm
Cost: Euro 50
Contact: Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or
Maire Treanor will be facilitating an Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop on Saturday, 6th September 2014

Venue: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday, 6th September from 11am to 6pm
Cost: Euro 50

For more information contact:
Rosemary Murphy
The Constant Knitter
88 Francis Street
Dublin 8
087 996 7197

handmAid, craft day in aid the Laura Lynn hospice. Dublin


handmAid is a craft day in aid of the only children’s hospice in Ireland, the Laura Lynn hospice in Dublin (

Saturday 27th September 2014, in Damer Hall on Stephen’s Green

10.30am to 4.30pm; 

€5 entry & under 12s are free. 

All proceeds are going to the Laura Lynn hospice for children and young adults. Donate through our page here or on the day itself in September.

Three Crafty Ways To Help!

1. Take part in a class! 
There will be classes in different crafts going on all day, from knitting to embroidery, spinning to Lace. More information about the workshop here

2. Go shopping!  
The market stall table will have lots of lovely handmade items to buy, and craft supplies to stock up on.

3. Stitch n bitch!  
Come and sit in on a big stitch n bitch, buy some bake-sale cake, and drink some donated coffee.

Want to know more, or to volunteer for any part of handmAid? 
Drop us a line – or tweet us @handmaidcraft.

EMAIL: handmAid 2014

PS we are looking for donations! If you could…
- bake something for the cake sale
– set free some of your stash for the market table
– donate something you’ve made yourself for the market table
– give us some scraps that we can use for teaching materials
 … then please do! Email us and we’ll come and collect it. Thanks so much!


Kozo Studio, Co. Kilkenny

KOZO STUDIO is REOPENING in September 2014!

New studio and gallery space at the Estate Yard of Castlecomer, Discovery Park, 
in Co. Kilkenny!
Kozo Studio hopes to be a creative, inspiring space that will continue to organize art and craft workshops along arts events, interactive projects and participatory programmes.

OPENING RECEPTION - The Studio will be launched with a solo exhibition of Tunde Toth's new and recent works in mid- September

For more information contact: 

Tunde Toth
Arts Practitioner

Co. Kilkenny

Mob: 087-2543362

Sunday, July 27, 2014

re:View - Textile Exhibition, Cork

re:View  at Town Hall Gallery, 
Macroom, Co. Cork

Friday 1st August to Saturday 23rd August 2014
A retrospective exhibition showing at the Town Hall Gallery Macroom will showcase the talent and diversity of fine art textile practitioners working throughout Ireland today.

The  exhibition, free to the public, will be on show  from Friday 1st August to Saturday 23rd August 2014.  The exhibition is open  from 10.30am to 5.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 

For more work by the Cork Textiles Network please view

Shibori Felting Workshop, Co. Kerry

Shibori Workshop – Ancient techniques, Contemporary designs in Felt making  
 in Dingle, Co. Kerry 

Friday, August 22nd 2014


We will experiment with a range of ‘shibori’ techniques that can be applied to felt to create striking three-dimensional effects in your felted fabric. The main focus is on experimentation and discovery. Inspired by beauty in simple form, Nessa’s style brings together her love and fascination of the natural world and felt making in sculptural form. 
 Nessa has been exploring and teaching shibori and nuno felting techniques in her more recent works and is particularly interested in the contemporary approach of binding metal pieces with delicate fibres such as silk and lace with wool. 
One day workshop on Friday August 22nd ,10:30 am to 4:30 pm, in Dingle, Co. kerry, cost €75 
This workshop is suitable for beginner to advanced felt-makers of all levels 

To reserve a spot and get supply list, ring Nessa on 086 602 2511 or email
Contact Nessa McCormack at  
Tel: 086 6022511,


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