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Step into the world of Wonderful Wool at our upcoming event, where we will delve into the potential of Irish Grown Wool as a sustainable natural material. Join us for a captivating panel discussion featuring keynote speakers from the Irish Grown Wool Council (IGWC). Immerse yourself in a presentation and interactive seminar featuring craftspeople from across Ireland who champion the benefits of wool in various ways.

Our keynote speakers are members of the Irish Grown Wool Council (IGWC), a dedicated body with a mission to promote Irish-grown wool both locally and globally. Be inspired by their insights and learn about the innovative efforts being made to advance the standard and create markets for Irish-grown wool.

Be a part of August Craft Month and secure your tickets now and be part of this captivating event that celebrates the beauty and sustainability of wool!

The Panel:

  • Chris Weiniger, General Manager, Donegal Yarns
  • Jayne Harkness-Bones, Ulster Wool, Wool Collection, Grading & Trading
  • Alison Gault, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Fashion & Knit, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University

This event is a part of the Irish Grown Wool Council. Find out more about our vision and aims here.

As part of the Future Island-Island project researchers Alison Gault and Anna Duffy aim to develop the tracablity of wool with project partners Donegal Yarns and Ulster Wool. The project explores waste management solutions with the community of Rathlin Island before upscaling these across Northern Ireland, other parts of Ireland, and beyond. In partnership with local industry, this research considers the diverse challenges of managing plastic waste and using organic waste as commodities to manufacture new sustainable materials.


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This event is part-funded by Design & Crafts Council Ireland for August Craft Month 2024.




Event Address: Conor Lecture Theater, Ulster University York Street Belfast BT15 1ED

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 18+

Organiser: : Ulster University

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: Alison Gault and Anna Duffy

Starts: Fri 16 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Fri 16 Aug at 12:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Antrim

Event Type: Meet the Maker, Maker Talk

Price: Free