Free Felt Stained Glass Classes @ The Pearse Museum

Have you tried the Stained Glass technique in Felting?

Why don’t you give it a go?

Join us for three online classes to try felting, spark your passion for fibres and discover a fun technique for making colourful pictures in felt. All materials included. Classes would be taught by three of your favourite Irish masters: Helen, Niki & Liadain.

No previous experience is necessary, but experienced Felters will have loads of fun too.

Classes are free, and open to all.

Attend all three classes and you can submit your piece for the Felt Stained Glass Exhibition that will be held at the Pearse Museum in May/June this year. Further details on this can be found here.

5th Mar11am -12 noonMaking a Felt Picture Helene
12th Mar11am – 12 noonMaking Patchwork FeltNiki
19th Mar11am – 12 noonMaking a Stained Glass Finish on a Felt PictureLiadain

Date for submission to exhibition 10th April.

Exhibition launch 23th April.

This event is possible with the generous support of the OPW. Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

About the Artists

Helene Dooley > Making a Felt Picture

My adventure into textiles began in earnest in 2013. I predominantly work in felt. While largely self taught, I have been fortunate to have been able to attend many master classes given by international felt tutors both at home in Ireland, abroad and also on-line. I equally enjoy working on flat and structured pieces and love experimentation and pushing out textile boundaries. I enjoy tutoring both adults and children and am currently tutoring online. At the moment I get my inspiration from nature and mathematics (shapes and patterns). You can view some of my work at the website below. I live in north County Dublin.

Niki Collier > Making Patchwork Felt

I am a Dublin-based award-winning visual artist and designer working in fibre art and wearable technology. My work uses scale to spark conversation about empathy & empowerment. I disrupt science and art in work which elevates the viewer to a protagonist and their life story into a fable. My practice is shaped by many waters. The research methods I apply springs as a result of my academic studies (I have a PhD in Computer Science from UCD), the curiosity bubbles from my childhood in communist Bulgaria and the experience of moving to Ireland as an adult. The resilience narrative is nurtured by the meaningful connections with folk with various ability and diverse background. My medium- fibre sculpting challenges me to grow and offer solutions with its physically demanding process to a woman with limited use of her right hand. Working with sustainable materials tides to my creating of microorganisms sculptures as a vehicle of sourcing hope.

Liadain De Buitlear > Making a Stained Glass Finish

From designing, creating and making award winning knitwear to a range of creative and artistic classes– Liadain De Buitlear believes in hands-on approach to learning and inspired making. 

Liadain has been teaching primary school children arts and crafts with the Design and Crafts council of Ireland, and Kildare County Council since 2008 and runs childrens’ arts and crafts classes as Kildare Arts & Crafts. She teaches courses in machine knitting and feltmaking for groups of all ages. She is a member of the education panel on the learncraftdesign website by DCCOI and a member of the panel of Community Art tutors for KWETB.

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