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Karen Pleass Textile Art

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About the event

Thursdays and Fridays only, additional days by appointment only.

As part of August Craft Month Karen Pleass will open her studio door to visitors throughout the month of August. You’re welcome to join her for a cuppa, a chat, a browse and an insight into the world of stitchery!

Where is it taking place?

Karen Pleass Textile Art
First Floor, Unit 8, Keltic Business Centre
Listowel Business Park
Co. Kerry
V31 KW84

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


NB: The Eircode doesn’t bring you directly to the door so please phone or email for directions.
The studio is located on the first floor and access is via a stairway. Toilet on site

When is it taking place?

Every Thrusday and Friday throughout August, 10am to 4pm.
Additional days by appointment

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Yes, book by emailing: or Call/Text/Whatsapp: +353 87 762 6424

Contact details



+353 87 762 6424

Additional information 

“My wee studio in the Listowel Business Park will be open to callers every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, and I’m also happy to meet you there at any other time (including weekends) by appointment 🙂

Telling stories with fabric and stitches, my colourful recycled creations are inspired by the magic of nature and the mountains, countryside and coastlines surrounding my cottage workshop in County Kerry.

I am self taught and have developed my own distinctive style of working with fabric. I pride myself in the sustainability of the business, and my work incorporates textile waste from local businesses, repurposed clothing, scraps of old lace and broken bead necklaces. Layers of textured fabrics, Irish tweeds and wools are used to re-create the colours and textures of the surrounding landscapes. Each textile creation is carefully handcrafted using a mix of hand and machine stitching, raw edge applique, beadwork, embroidery and paint, and every piece is guaranteed to be one of a kind.

I was recently filmed as part of RTE1’s The Angelus, in conjunction with Adapt Kerry Women’s refuge. In the film you can briefly see the process of making a wall hanging, from sorting through scraps of recycled fabrics to hanging it in its new home at Adapt Kerry. Words of hope in Irish and English are stitched into the finished piece, and aim of this Angelus was that the final artwork would reflect not just a creative journey, but also the struggles of many people who have faced a darkness not of their making. This Angelus is currently being shown weekly on RTE1.”


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
DCCI Made Local
Original Kerry


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: Karen Pleass Textile Artist

Starts: Thu 3 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Thu 31 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Kerry

Event Type: Open Studio

Price: Free