Sunday, January 20, 2013
Experience level: Begginers
Class fee: 25euro
Class duration:approx. 2hours
If you are interested in this class please email us for information.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Valentine's day is aproaching so I decided to create some vintage inspired needle felted love hearts.
Needle felting is a fiber arts craft that creates felt without the use of water.Special needles that are used in industrial felting machines are used as a sculpting tool.With needle felting, you can “paint” with roving wool and fine details can be achieved using this technique, and it is popular for 2D and 3D felted work.Each one of my creations has been needle-felted for many hours with lots of love and each one is totally unique and one of a kind.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Our workshop offers a short but comprehensive introduction to the process of working with cold porcelain. Participants will create a small vessel from cold porcelain with different surface textures.The goal is to have fun while creating a lovely home decor or present for a friend or family member.
Price will include all materials.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Excellent for beginners!Class starts at 2p.m on Saturday the 26th and another class starts on Monday the28of January .Class takes approx.2 1/2hours.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
In this workshop you will learn how to make textile flowers from recycled fabrics, wool, reclaimed buttons and ribbon. Fabric flowers are everywhere- clothing, jewelry and crafts- so to kick off spring you can learn how to make beautiful recycled corsages, hair clips.
Whether you want something funky, fancy, formal or vintage we have a style to suit you. We turn previously loved jumpers, left over wool, vintage fabrics, beads and baubles into beautiful brooches, fabric corsages, and hair clips.You will create unique fabric-art items make beautiful, eco-friendly gifts, and if you want something to match a particular outfit or have some left over fabric you want revamped.
Each item will be made from recycled materials, so that you know we are doing our bit for the planet.. This class will have a maximum of 6 people to allow for individual attention.
Experience level: Beginners
Class duration:approx. 2 1/2 hours
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Cushendale Woollen Mills is the only surviving woollen mill in the South East of Ireland.
Riverside village of Graig-Na-Managh in County Kilkenny, boasts a textile heritage that stretches back to the thirteenth century. In 1204, Cistercian monks established a monastery and mill on the Duiske River. You can feel the sense of history, place and the past as you enter the building.The plain exterior of the building does not prepare you for the richness and diversity of what is inside.The old mill once powered by the mill stream, diverted from the Duiske River with its source on Brandon Hill is full of character.
The current custodian of the mill Philip Cushen’s family have been milling wool in the area since at least the 1800′s, and he is is passionate about his craft and about yarns, wool, mohair and keeping alive a way of life, a craft-art form which has been going on around the town of Graignamanagh since the 13th century.as a great respect for the past and for those who went before him. He has noticed that as time goes on he is selling more and more to people who can recognise and appreciate the value of a quality product and the story that goes with it. People want to buy something unique that will last and that looks different, distinctive and made by hand in Graignamanagh
He has noticed that as time goes on he is selling more and more to people who can recognise and appreciate the value of a quality product and the story that goes with it. People want to buy something unique that will last and that looks different, distinctive and made by hand.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A garland of dried apples, oranges rind , orange slices, nutmeg, cinnamon , anise, bay leaves and nuts adds a lovely color and scent to any room.
Before making your garland you will need to dry your fruit slices. Slice fruit into 1/4 inch slices and place on paper towel lined dish. To dry apples, dip the slices in lemon juice to prevent them from discoloring. Cover with more paper towels. Line a glass pan with 4 layers of paper towels Microwave the fruit at 50 percent power for 3 minutes. Turn the fruit over and arrange the slices on dry areas of the paper towels. Let the fruit air dry for a day or two. Put the fruit slices on a glass plate that has been lined with paper towels and place in a warm, dry place It will speed up the drying time if you change the towels several times. This will give your slices a better color.
How to make a garland:
1.Take a foot length of wire and twist a small loop at one end. Run 3 strands of raffia through the loop and knot them in the center. You may use any length of wire and adjust the materials accordingly.
2. Break all the cinnamon sticks in half. Use a large nail to make a small hole in the center of each one. The hole should just be large enough to thread the wire through.
3. Push the wire through the center of three apple slices to begin the garland. Add three cinnamon garland. Add three cinnamon slices , 3 bay leaves, then another three cinnamon sticks. Add three more apple slices to start the pattern again. Continue stringing the materials in this order until gone or you have reached the desired length of garland.
4. Finish the garland by twisting the wire into a loop at the end and running the other 3 strands of raffia through the loop. Tie the raffia in a knot at the center of the lengths. Hang the garland by tying the raffia ends onto the object. It may be draped horizontally or vertically.
Holiday Variations: Use large pine cones and holly leaves (instead of bay leaves) to make a holiday spice wreath