About the event
The festival will be a celebration of creativity and all things wool, and textile. It includes a variety of events.
The Textile Festival is a celebration of creativity and all things wool, and textile.
It includes a variety of events: a summer camp, demonstrations, open studios & workshops. The festival is an invitation to everyone: come and try making or exploring textiles. Lets connect to each other.
Daily Demonstrations will showcase the skills of some of the most loved Irish textile artists: Cosima Malloy, Helen Crawford, Jane Fox, Mary Palmer, Kim Lin Morris, Rachel McKinney, Aine Dunne, Suzanne Duke, Patricia O’Connor and Niki Collier.
A materials and tools exchange will run each day. Its a place where you can swap bits from your stash and explore new materials, tools and techniques that they you have never tried before.
Following the tradition of the festival, a sharing panel – an art installation developed through the facilitators – will emerge throughout the week. Please join us in making this art piece.
Additional info below.
Where is it taking place?
Studio 24, The Courtyard
Who is it suitable for?
Full Disability Access. Please ask for details
When is it taking place?
Monday July 31st to Sunday August 6th, 10am to 5pm
Price & do you need to book?
+353 87 6615066
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.
Annual Exhibition of Textile Journey Group
All Day, 31st July – 6th August
The Orangery, Marlay Park
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, Monday 31st August
Knitting & Spinning with Imelda Quinlan and Cosima Malloy
2pm – 5pm, Tuesday 1st August
Tie Dying & Stitching with Mary Palmer and Kim Lin Morris
2pm – 5pm, Wednesday 2nd August
Fibre Blending, Felting & Spinning with Jane Fox and Cosima Malloy
2pm – 5pm, Thursday 3rd August
Interactive textile making with Niki Collier, Cosima Augustine Malloy, Helen Crawford, Jane Fox, Mary Palmer, Kim Lin Morris, Rachel McKinney, Aine Dunne, Suzanne Duke & Patricia O’Connor.
2pm – 5 pm, Friday 4rd August
Weaving & Embroidery with Niki Collier and Eithne Carey
Open Studio Saturday 10am -4pm, 5th August
Niki Collier Open Studio Day- come and discover the womancave home to 50 scissors, 100kg of wool and 100 meters of silk.
11 am – 11.30 am Podcast Niki Collier and Cosima Augustin Malloy
2pm – 2.30pm 6th August
Live stream from Festival of Quilts
UK Mary Palmer
“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.
Design & Crafts Council Ireland
CTN FI EG
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.