Saturday, 27 August 2011

Heritage into Autumn...

It's been a busy month for Craft in Kerry! We joined Original Kerry and took part in the Rose Festival in Tralee this year and it was wonderful. Under the big white dome in Pearse Park, we taught and demonstrated and sold for five days. It was hard work heading into Tralee for five days, but worth it to meet the public and get wonderful feedback on the work that we do. Many, many thanks to Deirdre Johnston who managed the event for Original Kerry!
Bluebell Eco Candles

Now we are getting to Heritage Week.  Tomorrow, Sunday August 28th, Craft in Kerry will join Camphill Community for our day of traditional crafts.  Try your hand at weaving, candlemaking, wood turning, felting, and more! Camphill Community provides training and a home environment for adults with various disabilities.  They make and sell their work at Dingle Farmer’s Market to support their work.  They are currently fundraising to build a homestead on their land for their residents and volunteers.

Refreshments available & great family day out. Music and facepainting. Cost: €5 (fund raiser for Camphill)

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Dun Seanna, Dingle, Co Chiarraí
Ring 087-911179 for more information

Many thanks to Kerry County Council Heritage Office for the generous contribution to assist this event!

Colleen Bowler will demonstrate
handbuilding pottery
techniques at Camphill
Camphill is located on the outskirts of Dingle town.   If you are approaching Dingle town, take the left hand turn at Dingle Race course (opposite Ballintaggart House) and head down the road towards Bín Ban Beach.  Take the first left as you see houses nearing and go down the Dun Seanna road.  It will be about 4-5 minutes on the left-hand side of the road.  Parking along the road. 

Handmade Sessions this week:
Monday:      Upcycling clothing
Tuesday:     Wood carving
Wednesday: Knitting
Thursday:    Closed for workshop
Friday:        Crochet
Saturday:    Craft Club 11-1pm
                    Dyeing & Felting Day 2-6pm.
Fiona Crinnion's bracelets were a hit at the Rose
of Tralee Festival

Swinky Doo's gorgeous personalized textiles and
handmade cards

John & Theresa Murphy's stunning wood sculpture

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