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Dr. Niki Collier

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About the event

Come and see the womancave that homes the drama of textile making. Each inch is build with curiosity and passion. Each wool fibre is picked intentionally to serve projects and humans who deserve to be celebrated.

Niki cares for several community ideas that are in the process of growth. If you want to let her show them off to you- just ask.
Or even better join her and have a go.

This year Niki would have the pleasure to be working with Cosima Augustin Malloy during the open studio.

Additional info below.


Where is it taking place?

Studio 24, The Courtyard
Marlay Park
Dublin 16
D16 W3K7

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Full Disability Access. Please ask for details

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 5th, 10am to 5:30pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. To book email and please put ‘open studio’ in the subject line

Contact details




+353 87 6615066

Additional information 

Fashion Summer Camp
10am-1pm, 31st July – 4th August
In parallel with the festival activities, a Summer Camp for children aged 6-16 will take place between 10am and 1pm each day. This is a private event run by one of our members, Niki Collier. Tickets can be booked here. The camp will give children the chance to try different textile techniques each day, including: eco dying, felting, embroidery, and lace-making while at the same time considering upcycling and recycling of materials.

Want to know more?
Reach out to Niki- she would show you all you want to see.
Proper Fun.
Each day try a new project.
Each project shows different materials.
Each material teaches a new skill.
Each skill inspires you to try different tools.
So much learning.

Make your own hat from wool, silk and found objects. Discover the ancient craft of creating fabric from wool fibres.
Make patterns and sew a skirt from an old shirt. Patterns are suitable for those who have never seen a needle and a tread, but we have something in store for brave curious makers.
Lace Making
Transform an old T-shirt into a new statement dress. All you need is a pair of scissors and your imagination.
Eco Dying
Using the park to learn about plants and bugs and making a silk scarf for keepsake
Capsule Fashion Collection
This week of learning would give you the chance to take home a capsule collection of creations for you to wear for the summer.
Scrap Books
Demystify the process by keeping a scrap book with materials and steps that you have taken to make your pieces.
Fashion Show
Each participant is invited to take part in the fashion show on Friday. Everyone would be wearing their own creations and show off their creativity to family and friends. Invite your neighbors’ too!
Photo shoot
You are the fashion star of this summer camp. Each designer gets a set of 6 professional photos for their own portfolio.
Photos are taken by a professional photographer.”The purpose of the group is to promote and raise awareness of craft.

We offer teaching and community engagements for individuals and groups with a range of abilities and variety of origins.
We love collaboration and we strive to continuously further our skills.
And we show our work in an annual exhibition.

Exhibition of Textile Journeys Group 1st August- 7th August

The Orangery, Marlay Park Demonstrations Curious to see how many journeys you can take with a handful of fibres or some old rugs? Join our inspiring panel of artists to see textile making, knitting, weaving and so much more 2pm – 5pm Mon 1st August Eco dying & knitting with Niki Collier & Tanya Collier 2pm – 5pm Tue 2nd August Weaving & embroidery with Niki Collier & Eithe Carey 2pm -5 pm Wed 3rd August Textile making Helene Dooley & Imelda Quinlan Interactive Felting with August Astrid Tomrop-Hofmann & Cosima Malloy Textile Film Night 7pm – 8pmThursday, 4th August Design in Dialogue Sheila Hicks Felt with Us Documentary Open Studio Saturday 10am -4pm 6th August Niki Collier Open Studio Day- come and discover the womancave home to 50 scissors, 100kg of wool and 100 meters of silk.


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Cork Textile Network


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Niki Collier and Cosima Augustin Malloy

Starts: Sat 5 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 5 Aug at 5:30 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making, and More

Event Location: Dublin City

Event Type: Open Studio, Family Friendly, For Children

Price: Free