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Interactive Demo’s with sustainable craft makers

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About the event

Learn about the ancient craft of willow weaving through an interactive demonstration with Willow Woman, Helena Golden, using sustainably grown willow. This Leitrim craft maker is an experienced tutor and creates traditional hand woven baskets and unique home-ware items. Free event.

Interactive demonstrations of processes will be showcased and info shared. Members of the public will be invited to observe & to try their hand at these creative processes along side each craftmaker.

Where is it taking place?

The Leitrim Design House
The Dock Art Centre
Carrick on Shannon

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


There is wheelchair access to all public floors in the building and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is one specific parking bay designated for visitors with disabilities.

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 19th, 2pm to 4pm.
Additional demo day with jewellery maker  Frances McGonigle on Saturday August 26th.
The Leitrim Design House gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, 10am to 5pm on Saturday

Price & do you need to book?

Free. No booking is required

Contact details



+353 71 9650550

Additional information 

Both our events involve craft makers that work in a sustainable way.
Willow Woman Helena Golden creates her pieces using natural materials from a local resource creating unique baskets and home wares out of sustainably grown willow.
Frances McGonigle uses scraps of un-dyed cotton, linen and silk remnants that would normally end up in landfill. Her hand-patterned pieces are all finished in eco pine resin, and our packaging is 100% recycled. Packaging comprises of reusable recyclable cardboard gift boxes and cards, and is 100% plastic free. Frances uses compostable ribbon, and have partnered with the Eco Packaging Alliance to ensure tree planting occurs with a percentage of the packaging purchases.

This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2023.

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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: Helena Golden and the Leitrim Design House

Starts: Sat 19 Aug at 2:00 pm

Ends: Sat 19 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Basketry & Willow, and More

Event Location: Leitrim

Event Type: Demonstration, Family Friendly

Price: Free