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

‘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

Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop

Boom Studios 80 Main Street, Bangor

During this 3 week workshop participants will use their own collected driftwood to make a beautiful Macramé Wall Hanging. In Week 1 (5th August) you will earn how to tie a larks head knot, a clove hitch and a square knot and create the start of the natural portion of the hanging. Participants will them … Continue reading Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop

£70

‘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

Adornment (Re-use and Re-imagine)

R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

The ACJSNI Re-Use + Re-Imagine Adornment Project is a collaborative venture between artist / makers related to the linen heritage of R-Space Gallery. The project highlights the distinct characteristics of 3-Dimensional research in Silversmith, Jewellery and Textile Art practices. The three craft areas see frequent overlaps in scale, materials, and methods of construction which, when … Continue reading Adornment (Re-use and Re-imagine)

Free

‘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

August Craft Month Exhibition Showcase 2022

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Join us at the Craft NI Gallery to celebrate the August Craft Month Exhibition 2022. This exhibition will feature some of the best in contemporary craft and aims to celebrate and profile the craft sector in Northern Ireland as part of August Craft Month. We're excited to announce that this exhibition will feature works from … Continue reading August Craft Month Exhibition Showcase 2022

Free

4 day Pottery Workshop

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey

Classes will be small groups of 4-6 students, 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 will demonstrate his various … Continue reading 4 day Pottery Workshop

£450

In Conversation with Stuart Cairns, Anne E. Boylan and Céline Traynor

R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

The second artist talk and closing event for Re-USe & Re-Imagine Adornment will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the gallery with makers Stuart Cairns, Anne E. Boylan and Céline Traynor. In Conversation - Making- An insight into the careers and different approaches to navigating research & materials. Stuart Cairns works as a silversmith … Continue reading In Conversation with Stuart Cairns, Anne E. Boylan and Céline Traynor

Free

Introduction to Woodcarving with Green Woodwork Ireland

Moneydarragh Hub 101 Longstone Road, Newry

Have you ever appreciated the beauty and flowing lines of a woodcarving and thought this is something you would like to try? This Introduction to Woodcarving class with Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to produce a relief woodcarving of your own to take home and enjoy. You will … Continue reading Introduction to Woodcarving with Green Woodwork Ireland

£90

Traditional Stone Carving

Strule Arts Centre Townhall Square, Omagh

Learn traditional stone carving with sculptor Marc Kelly using expert tooling and local sandstone. Choose to carve your own design or a pre prepared one that can be displayed inside or outside your home. Traditional stone lettering is also taught during the class for those interested in this ancient skill. Drawing equipment, safety wear and … Continue reading Traditional Stone Carving

£75

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