Make a Textile Necklace Demonstration with Susan Smith
About the event
Associated with the ‘Wool Works’ exhibition which opened at Craft NI Gallery on July 7, this demonstration will be lead by Susan Smith, a member of the Makers’ Guild in Wales and the textile group MaP.
In this demonstration you will be shown how to make beads of rolled wool fabric or hand-made felt which, when interspersed with spacer beads, will form a unique, lightweight necklace. The materials will be typical Welsh stripes and checks mainly in traditional shades of slate, black and red; the fabric beads can be embellished with tiny beads and/or basic embroidery stitches.
Where is it taking place?
115 – 119 Royal Avenue,
When is it taking place?
Wednesday August 3rd, 10am to 1pm
Do you need to book?
No booking required.
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.
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