Felting with Irish Wool and Yarn with Mandy Nash
About the event
Associated with the ‘Wool Works’ exhibition which opens at Craft NI Gallery on July 7, this workshop will be lead by practitioner Mandy Nash.
Make a unique felt vessel in Irish wool with Mandy Nash, students will learn the basics of feltmaking using multi resists using local and sustainable products. The workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced feltmakers alike.
Materials and tea and coffee will be provided in the cost of the workshop but please bring a packed lunch.
Students will be contacted prior to the workshop with information on the equipment they need to bring along – nothing special, they will have the required bits and bobs at home.
Where is it taking place?
Address provided on booking
When is it taking place?
August 8th, 10am to 4pm
Who is it suitable for?
Suitable for adults.
Do you need to book?
Yes, booking is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07803 342538
About August Craft Month with Craft NI
This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.
About Wool Works:
‘Wool Works’ is an exhibition of contemporary textile design spearheaded by Co. Down professor Jane McCann. The Northern Irish textile expert brought together Welsh, Finnish and Northern Irish textile artists who have been working together since 2001.
The theme of the exhibition is wool and the way traditional motifs and techniques can be reinterpreted in a contemporary setting, embracing links between the cultural heritages of Wales, Ireland and Finland. The exhibits include unique hand-woven tapestries, woollen blankets, framed textile art, one-of-a-kind accessories and garments such as Irish style workwear jackets or house coats (with some of these unique pieces available for sale), and highlight techniques such as felting, free stitching, digital embroidery, knitting, hand weaving and plant dying.
Participating makers have used sustainable materials such as Cambrian and Finnish wool, indigo dyed Merino wool, Irish bainin tweed and Donegal yarns in the works. Professor McCann is passionate about the potential of wool and an advocate of its increasing use in the textile industry. She believes that this unique material deserves to be celebrated and highlighted alongside linen and other sustainable textiles.
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact the event organiser directly.