Free workshops - Roscommon Lamb Festival - 1st May to 5th May 2013

A unique event showcasing the many uses of fleece in artisan craft as a sustainable, natural and renewable fibre.

Weave your way to the County of Roscommon this May Bank Holiday.  Join  Frances Crowe, Fibre Artist and Michelle Fallon, Textile Artist in a series of free workshops to create a unique piece of Art at this years Roscommon Lamb Festival. 

On Wednesday 1st May Frances & Michelle will launch their Fleece to Piece Event at 1.30 pm at the opening of the Roscommon Lamb Festival in Roscommon Livestock Mart.   Sign up for workshops, join in the fun and watch as sheep will be sheared and then sorted in preparation for spinning the following day at a series of free workshops.   

 On Thursday 2nd May 11am-1pm weave your way to Grange Studio where Frances creates her woven tapestries and runs workshops in fibre art.  Learn  how to sort, tease, card and spin a fleece using a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.   

On Thursday 2nd May join Michelle at her cottage from 2pm for a crafternoon of knitting, crochet appliqué and embroidery using the wool spun that morning.   Frances and Michelle will guide you through the process of creating the final ‘piece’ using a variety of techniques which will be unveiled at the Lamb Festival Family Fun Day.

On Sunday 5th May, join Frances and Michelle in Loughnaneane Park for a fibre fuelled fun day of spinning, loom and tapestry weaving, knitting, crochet and embroidery.

Frances Crowe Fibre Artist  & Michelle Fallon Textile Artist  /

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