International Millinery Summer School with Lina Stein and guests- Westport, Co Mayo

program for the



Featuring multi Award -winning

-Eugenie van Oirschot- Netherlands


-Biliana Borissova  - Spain

Lina Stein Millinery

Westport. Co Mayo
00353 87 9268401

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Armagh Craft Fair 2015 - Saturday 23rd May 2015 - spaces available

Armagh Craft Fair 2015

Saturday 23 May 2015

The Palace Demesne, Armagh

APPLICATION DEADLINE  Friday 27 February 2015

Armagh City & District Council in partnership with the Craft & Design Collective invite you to apply for participation in Armagh Craft Fair 2015.

Armagh Craft Fair also includes demonstrations, workshops and a few Food and Non-Craft Stands.

You may apply to take a stand as part of the Craft Fair, to provide a demonstration, to provide a workshop, OR ALL 3…

This year Armagh Craft Fair takes place in the splendour of the historic Primates Palace, Palace Stables and Chapel within 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of the historic city of Armagh.  Within the grounds you will find the award winning Moody Boar Restaurant and bar housed in the Courtyard of the Palace Stables  The ‘Garden of the Senses’ and demesne walks provide a wonderful experience for visitors and families enjoy visiting the state of the art children’s play area.

Now in it’s 5th Year, Armagh City & District Council is working with the Craft & Design Collective to develop Armagh Craft Fair as an Annual Event in the Craft, Applied Art and Design Calendar.

During the Craft Fair, The Art of Craft Exhibition will be on display for the first time in the rooms of the Primates Palace from Friday 1 May to Saturday 20 June 2015 (Separate Application Process).

A Selection Process will allocate stands, demonstrations and workshops.  Selection will be made on the APPLICATION FORM and SUPPORTING MATERIALS alone.  An APPLICATION APPRAISAL FORM is attached that demonstrates how your application will be assessed and outlines the Selection Criteria.

If you would like to apply for participation please fill in the APPLICATION FORM and return it by post with the appropriate SUPPORTING MATERIALS to

The Craft & Design Collective

Space CRAFT, 9b The Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET

by Friday 27 February 2015 at the latest


If you have any queries, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me - by email is best…

Jan Irwin (Co-ordinator)

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Derryaun Crafts - Workshops coming up - Co Mayo

Workshops at a glance….

Wednesday 11th March - Bead Weaving – right angle weave (RAW) netting – learn the stitch. Cost €75.00

Thursday 26th March – Metal Work – Fold Form Copper – one day workshop (1 place left)

Repeated Friday 27th March Cost €75.00

Friday 10th April - - Needle felt a picture. Cost €75.00

Friday 24th April - Wire Work – Wall Art Earring Hanger – Cost €80.00

Friday 15th May - Needle Felting- 3D Felted Figures  - Cost €75.00

Friday 29th May - Wild Wire Flowers - Cost €75.00

Friday 12th June - Jewellery Making Workshop with Vintaj findings. Cost €75.00

Friday 26th June - Wet Felting Seamless Hollow Form – Vessel. Cost €75.00.

Suzie Sullivan

Derryaun Crafts

098 21888

Derryaun Crafts, Drummin, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.


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Irish Natural Cosmetics company - opportunity

Be you own boss as an independent agent for an Irish natural cosmetics company.

100% Irish, very popular hand-made products, beautifully branded and ready to sell in your area at markets, fairs, festivals and other events.

Training provided along with pull-up, banner, marketing materials and stock.

Know someone who might be interested?

Call Learning To Exhale on 087 192 9067

and see



phone:  +353 (0)87 192 9067

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CraftBay - Sell your Crafts Online

It has come to our attention that Etsy Ireland sellers are finding it more difficult to compete on the Etsy platform as due to a policy change many Asian companies are taking over the website and trying to push their designs as “Irish” products but which are made in Asia.


Craftbay can guarantee that all our products are 100% Irish and made in Ireland. At Craftbay our team offers great customer support and we are ready to solve any outstanding queries to make a seamless transition onto the Craftbay Platform.

Our aim is to give all Crafters and Designers small or large living in Ireland a greater opportunity to set up an E- commerce shop and strengthen the Irish craft community, while using the power of the Internet to sell your unique handmade products to a global market.


We use a number of marketing methods to build brand awareness which in turn creates Sales for YOU, we promote Irish crafters on; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and through many other forms of advertisements such as ADD Words, SEO,  sending e-shots that reach thousands of people in Ireland, England and America.


If you would like to be part of a GENUINE IRISH craft community and start making sales register your intent

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Knitting workshop - ARAN STITCHES WORKSHOP


Learn how to knit Aran stitches and read pattern instructions.

Venue:   Drumcondra Village Market
Drumcondra Road
Dublin 9
(Near Independent Bridge)

Date:      Saturday 21st March 2015

Time:      11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Cost:      €40

Materials supplied.

Limited to 5 places.

Booking essential.

Call:  Valery 0863685030.

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The Leitrim DesignHouse- the essence of Design - free seminar - Saturday 28th February 2015


The Essence of Design, a product innovation seminar presented by The Leitrim Design House in association with Harnessing Creativity  taking place on Saturday 28th of February at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon.

Chaired by Eddie Shanahan and with a wide range of speakers including Heidi Higgins,  Blaithin Ennis, Rebecca Marsden, Fiona Mulholland and Naomi Draper this event will explore What is the essence of good design and what makes a design business successful. Places are free but participants must register at






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The Leitrim Design House

The Dock Arts Centre

St. Georges Terrace


Co. Leitrim 


Tel. 071 96 50533

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Radio show looking to interview Irish speaking knitting / craft teacher

We’re looking to do a live or pre-recorded phone interview with a person who runs knitting classes that would be able to speak to us on the radio through Irish.

It is for the ‘Caitheamh Aimsire’ or hobbies section so we’d be happy to speak to anyone who has quirky or creative crafting classes on either.

Contact email. 

Or (01) 6616333

The show is called Beo ag a Dó, and it is on weekdays from 14:00 - 14:30on Raidio Na Life 106.4fm. 

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This Sunday! The Affordable Gift Fair- Sunday 23rd November 2014

The Affordable Gift Fair

Over 60 stands of well priced gift ideas

Royal Marine Hotel, Dunlaoghaire

Free parking in DunLaoghaire on Sundays!

10am to 5pm

Sunday 23rd November 2014

All Welcome!

Browsers welcome!
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Macushla Craft -

Laura Crotty is a Waterford based Visual Artist and crafts person. Macushla Craft was started in July of 2013. Macushla is an Irish word meaning beloved, my pulse, my heartbeat, my darling. It is used as a term of endearment for someone or something you truly love. She says of her work “the things I make are made with love and I hope this love translates into the finished product.” She works with quirky materials such as butterfly wings, feathers, gemstones, wooden beads, silver, bronze, vintage lace, and watch parts.

Laura sells her work through her etsy shop

and her facebook page:      Macushla Crafts

She accepts custom orders and can work with you to achieve your desired piece.
Laura is also available to teach jewelry and craft workshops/parties.

If you would like to make and enquiry or place a custom order please contact her at: facebook/etsy
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