Monday, 25 July 2011

Nearly Done with July

Colleen Bowler's beautiful pottery
The summer is flying!  Dingle is finally picking up a bit and Ray D'Arcy is broadcasting live from Dingle starting today!  It's causing quite a stir as we get ready for his live broadcast and Dingle is trying to put her best foot forward after being named the best coastal town in Ireland.  Have to hold the mantle up now!

Craft in Kerry is busily getting ready for it's summer showcase in Killarney at the Malton Hotel. It will take place 11-8pm inside the Malton.  Loads to do in Killarney on the August Bank Holiday: Summerfest, Irish Open golf tournament, and the new Taste of Killarney food festival.  Come take a look at the fine Irish craft we are producing!

The Crafty Bootcamps are starting today (each Monday throughout summer) from  10 until 130pm.  Participants are aged 9-15 years and will learn: 

Felting a book cover
Felt—stitch a sampler, make a small handbag or pair of cuffs

Stitch—embroider and embellish a felted & dyed piece; hand sew patchwork wall piece.

Dyeing—dye wool yarns for crochet, fabric for patchwork & merino for felting

Patchworkdye fabric and cut and sew a pattern for a small wall hanging

Drawing—learn to draw and keep a design & idea book

For more information, please ring 087-9111793.

Handmade Sessions beginning Monday, July 25th:

Monday  Clothing upcycling: learn to redesign clothing

Tuesday wood carving: learn to handle carving tools and carve a motif

Wednesday crochet: learn to crochet basics or pick up a few new stitches

Thursday felting: learn to felt, the oldest textile in the world.  Make a scarf or a felted book cover

Friday weaving: learn the basics of weaving and make a traditional críos belt

Come along & introduce yourself to craft in our 3.5 hour Sessions. Fee is €35, materials included. Pre-booking essential 087-9111793. Craft is for every day!

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