Create a beautiful one of a kind piece of mosaic art over the course of a day in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Enjoy the opportunity to explore and develop your own creativity. Whether you have previous mosaic experience or are a complete beginner, this workshop is suitable for all levels.
All materials, tools, refreshments will be provided. (Lunch can be purchased in the small cafe located at the venue).
During the workshop you will learn the basics of the art of mosaic, using the direct method, including design, materials used, substrates, adhesives, cutting and laying and finally grouting. You will be given lots of information to allow you to complete further projects at home.
Venue:WIT Arena, Outskirts of Waterford City
(exact directions available on registration)
Sunday 7th May, 2017 (10.00 am to 4.30pm)
€90 per person.
For further information please feel free to contact me.
Salt and the Earth Ceramics Masterclass is led by two outstanding potters Con Lynch and Peter Meanley.
This workshop provides the opportunity to really understand their ceramic craft, through talks and practical demonstrations as they draw on a wealth of experience. Peter will reveal his work on Ballarmine and Toby jugs through moulding and salt glazing whilst Con delves in to the very earth of County Sligo to produce an array of coloured glazes that are synonymous with his beautiful ceramic work.
The Dovecote is a new Studio and Gallery in Sligo offering workshops in unique tranquil surroundings.
We are open to group bookings for Ceramics, Painting, Drawing and hope shortly to offer a residency programme
For more details on a full range of Painting, Ceramics and Craft classes please visit our website at www.dovecotesligo.com
its getting chilly, charity Collection point at the Craft Festival 13th Nov Royal Marine Hotel, Dunlaoghaire from 10am to 5pm
Every year we do a collection of winter clothing for the homeless, we have been doing it for a good few years now and has always been fantastic and greatly received by Merchants Quay or other charities that feed homeless people or people in need.
This year we want to support, a Lending Hand, a fantastic group of volunteers who gather with pots of food, platters of sambos, bags of sweets, bowls of veg, plates of sausage rolls, Curries and cakes all for those who need it in the city centre.
What started out as 2 ladies with a flask of stew has grown into “A lending hand- monday nights”. They are such a fantastic group of people but of course they can only do so much, so we want to help them out.
We will have boxes on the stairs of the Craft Festival (13th November Royal Marine Hotel Dunlaoghaire) to collect hats gloves scarves and thick socks, these will be handed out on a Monday night to the homeless or those in need.
I’m sure you can appreciate that the days have gotten colder recently and the nights even more so, we all have the heat on in our homes so I kindly urge you to throw a pair of gloves/socks in with the shopping this week and bring it along with you on the day of the Craft Festival.
This is a family friendly event and hosts over 60 stands of pure craft. We are known for having high quality products at this event and cover a huge range of craft mediums such as jewellery, art, ceramics, wood turning, cosmetics, soaps, candles, cakes, glass, knitting and stitching and much much more.
You are sure to find something for everyone.
We will even be hosting the National Tea Cosy Competition at this event…. for more info on how to take part in this click HERE. This competition is in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. You can donate directly to the Simon Community site here
To see what stands will be at this craft festival click here
Sligo potterTom Callery will give an introduction to clay and a little bit on it’s history. He will teach some handbuilding and mould making techniques. At the end of the day participants can take away their work and fire it in either your oven or kiln and with the option of painting it later at home if you wish.
Learn how to make facinators. Wendy Louise Knight will give a hands on workshop teaching basic millinery skills using sinamay. During the workshop you will learn basic millinery techniques and apply these during the workshop to produce a facinator using a flatwork base with twists and leaf and flower techniques. This is aimed at beginners , no sewing skills are necessary. Just practice your needle threading and bring your creativity!
Forget crafting for just a few hours – come to our amazing full day workshops! We will be teaching you some great mixed media techniques Create 3 mixed media projects throughout the day! Kits and cooked lunch provided. Options for just the morning or afternoon also available.
Sewing isn’t rocket science but it is important to get it right. Calculating your measurements correctly can be confusing. Cutting up expensive fabric can be daunting and sitting at the machine trying to get the look you want can seem impossible, it isn’t. I will take you through all of these areas step-by-step and show you how to avoid the common mistakes people make.The following One Day Courses will be held during May 2016 at Sew Easy
Alterations - Saturday 14th May The alterations class always proves to be very popular. It is amazing the difference it can make to how your outfit looks on you by changing it slightly to fit your exact measurements. An outfit can go from okay to fabulous with very little work and a little know how. Or you can completely reinvent a dress by changing it from maxi to midi or mini.
Creative Cushions - Saturday 21st May Making your own cushions can be an inexpensive and easy way to add colour and comfort to your room. You will learn how to make a pattern for a cushion and when you gain more confidence you will then be able to adapt the pattern to suit your needs or changing trends. You can completely change the mood in a room by adding something as simple as new cushions. You can go for soft, gentle, muted tones for a relaxing feel or go all out and add a bold statement colour that really makes an impact.
Patchwork - Saturday 28th May
The romance associated with patchwork never seems to fade. Patchwork can be as intricate and time consuming as you make it. It is a lovely past time. It really allows you to use your imagination and make a one-off very personal piece. This one day course gives you an introduction to patchwork and will allow you discover if patchwork really is for you.
Sewing Skills BootcampYou will get so much more from all of our courses if you have experience using a sewing machine. If not, it would be advisable to do our Sewing Skills Boot-Camp first and then sign up for the course(s) you are interested in.
Our next weekend Bootcamp will start on Saturday 11th June or the midweek Bootcamp starts on Tuesday 7th June 2016.
All classes in the current term are booked out. The next term starts from 23rd, May 2016.
If you are interested in joining one of our courses we have both morning and evening classes available, Monday to Thursday, so we should have one that suits your schedule.
To book a class or for further information please visit our website www.seweasy.ie