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Photo: Hand carved and jointed ‘Gigi’ wooden cats; Maker: David Cousley; Photo credit: Craft NI

Summer felt making

The Burnavon Burn Road, Cookstown

This children's workshop withLouisa Kelly is suitable for + 6yrs. In just two hours they will make their own masterpiece and transform soft fluffy wool into a beautiful summer felted picture which you can frame for your home.    

£10

Pottery Workshop

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey

A great opportunity to learn pottery from Adam Frew. The workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to improvers. The emphasis of the class will be on using the potter’s wheel to make a variety of thrown porcelain vessels. Students will be guided through the basics of throwing and also turning (finishing) pots. Adam … Continue reading Pottery Workshop

£250

‘Felted Mini Pot’ with Linda Lewis

The Designerie 88 Main Street, Antrim, Bushmills

During this morning workshop, your tutor Linda Lewis will guide you through creating a mini felted pots. An exciting process were you work and shape the wool and fibres to produce a 3D structure which can be used for a variety of purposes. This workshop will cater for all abilities, and you will have a choice … Continue reading ‘Felted Mini Pot’ with Linda Lewis

£30

‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Experimental weaving with Cecilia Stephens

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th), this workshop with textile artist and weaver Cecilia Stephens will be a unique opportunity to learn about and try your hand at weaving.  In this full day workshop, using a range of fibres, yarns, paper and other natural materials, you … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Experimental weaving with Cecilia Stephens

£65

‘Wool Works’ Meet the Maker Event: Felt demonstration with Mandy Nash

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th), this unique Meet the Maker event with textile designer maker Mandy Nash is great for getting (re)acquainted with felting. MaP member and Wool Works exhibitor, Mandy Nash will be in the gallery demonstrating how to use felt Irish Cushendale wool. … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Meet the Maker Event: Felt demonstration with Mandy Nash

Free

‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Crafting shirts with Jane McCann and Sirpa Mörsky

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th), this workshop will be lead by Jane McCann together with visiting practitioner Sirpa Mörsky from Finland. The focus of this workshop will be on shirts – to produce garment shapes from a basic shirt block for on-going development that may … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Crafting shirts with Jane McCann and Sirpa Mörsky

£65

‘Wool Works’ event: Textile Talk and Brunch

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Join us for this unique event associated with the 'Wool Works exhibition currently on at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th. The Textile talk and brunch will feature two very special guests: Chris Weiniger, general manager of Donegal Yarns woollen mill who will talk about Ireland’s rich wool heritage, and  Finnish textile artist and weaver Niina … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ event: Textile Talk and Brunch

Free

‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Crafting shirts with prof. Jane McCann, Sirpa Mörsky and Elspeth Thomas

Donaghadee, Landsend

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th) and also part of the Creative Peninsula programme, this full day workshop will focus on crafting shirts. The event will be lead by maker/practitioner Jane McCann with visiting practitioners Sirpa Mörsky (Finland) & Elspeth Thomas (Wales). Participants will learn to produce … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Crafting shirts with prof. Jane McCann, Sirpa Mörsky and Elspeth Thomas

£65

‘Wool Works’ Event: Make a textile necklace demonstration with Susan Smith

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th), this demonstration will be lead by Susan Smith, a member of the Makers’ Guild in Wales and the textile group MaP. During this demonstration you will be shown how to make beads of rolled wool fabric or hand-made felt which, … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Event: Make a textile necklace demonstration with Susan Smith

‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Fabric Collage Brooches with Sue Shields

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th), this workshop will be lead by practitioner Sue Shields. In this full day workshop, using black wool felt as a base, participants will create a fabric collage brooch, with appliquéd additions, finished with hand embroidery. All materials will be supplied, including … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Fabric Collage Brooches with Sue Shields

£65

‘Wool Works’ workshop: Eco-Print Natural Dye with textile fibre artist Claire Cawte

Donaghadee, Landsend

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th) and also part of the Creative Peninsula programme, this full day workshop will explore eco print pattern and colour achieved from a variety of garden foraged flowers and leaves.  Creating designs on fabric and paper making a small book for … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ workshop: Eco-Print Natural Dye with textile fibre artist Claire Cawte

£85

‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Felting with Irish wool and yarn with jewellery and textile designer maker Mandy Nash

Donaghadee, Landsend

Associated with the 'Wool Works' exhibition (now open at Craft NI Gallery until August 5th) and also part of the Creative Peninsula programme, this full day workshop will focus on how to make a unique felt vessel in Irish wool with optional yarn decoration. Students will learn the basics of feltmaking using multi resists using … Continue reading ‘Wool Works’ Workshop: Felting with Irish wool and yarn with jewellery and textile designer maker Mandy Nash

£65

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