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  • Fused Glass Workshop at An Creagán

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    Fused Glass Workshop at An Creagán

     

    Make your own glass suncatcher in this workshop from An Creagán. Learn about the techniques that go into designing and crafting fused glass with enamels. 

    Date: Saturday, 27 July, 11am – 2pm

     

  • Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

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    Blackwork Embroidery Workshop at An Creagán

    Learn the traditional craft of Blackwork embroidery.

    This is an ideal course for beginners and more advanced embroiderers, looking to gain new techniques and inspiration.

    Date: Saturday 27 July, 11am – 4pm

     

  • Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

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    Spinning Yarns Festival 2019

    A Festival of Colour, Creativity and Craft celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with textiles.

    Date: Saturday, 31 August and Sunday, 1 September 2019

  • 3D Embroidery Workshop

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    3D Embroidery Workshop

    Learn all the techniques you need to design and create your own embroidery sculpture with textile artist Emma Whitehead and the Down Arts Centre.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May at 10am-4pm

  • Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

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    Textile workshop with Nigel Cheney

    Unique textile workshop; learn hand-stitching techniques with a range of materials. 

    Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019

  • ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

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    ​Nigel Cheney - The Shepard's Daughter Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by textile artist; Nigel Cheney.

    Nigel Cheney is a Leicestershire based textile artist who is inspired by family history and a love of nature, birds and animals, using digital print and embroidery as a means to explore ideas of memory, myths, fact and fiction.

    Preview: Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 7.30–9pm

    Dates: 6 June - 29 June 2019
  • Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

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    Printmaking workshop at the Island Arts Centre

    This one day workshop will introduce and encourage you to explore methods and ideas to create your own small edition of unique prints.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019

  • The Art of Craft Exhibition: The Scandza Collection

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    The Art of Craft Exhibition: The Scandza Collection

    One of Ireland’s emerging kiln formed glass Artists, Keith Sheppard, presents his new body of work, The ‘Scandza’ Collection which embraces his aesthetic vision and continued development, focusing on a sleek contemporary; ‘minimalist’ approach to functional and non-functional tableware for modern living.

    Market place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh

    Opening: Saturday 25 May 2019 with artist meet and greet 2 - 3pm.

    Dates: 17 May – 6 July 2019

  • Summer Artisan Food & Craft Market at Merville House

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    Summer Artisan Food & Craft Market at Merville House

    Summer artisan Food & Craft market, featuring around 40 talented makers, artists and creators.

    Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019, 11am - 4pm.

  • Student Exhibition: Uncommon Objects

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    Student Exhibition: Uncommon Objects

    An exhibition of work by 2nd year ceramics and jewellery students from the Ulster University in Belfast.

    Each student has created a unique piece or series of works inspired by the Duncairn, its history, architecture, and its community.

    Dates: 9 - 24 May 2019

  • Ceramics Workshop: Tray Making

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    Ceramics Workshop: Tray Making

    Make and decorate your own set of terracotta stacking trays with maker Jemma Millen Ceramics. 

    Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019


  • Art On The Rails

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    Art On The Rails

    A monthly Art, Contemporary Craft & Music Festival held on the Last Sunday of the month April to September 11am - 3pm Project 24, Bangor. 

  • Upholstery Workshops

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    Upholstery Workshops

    Learn traditional and modern upholstery skills taught by the experienced professional teacher Nicola Parkes and On The Square Emporium.

    Cost: £40 per class

    Dates: Monday, 6 May 2019 to Monday, 24 June 2019

  • Armagh Craft Fair 2019

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    Armagh Craft Fair 2019

    The annual Armagh Craft Fair returns to the Market Place Theatre on Saturday 25 May. Showcasing over 35 designer/makers this event offers an amazing range of beautiful handmade craft to browse and buy.

    Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019

  • Hands Craft Festival

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    Hands Craft Festival

    Rediscover Ireland's rich heritage and lost traditional skills

    Friday 24th - Monday 27th May 2019


  • Weave a Willow Basket with Black Mountain Baskets

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    Weave a Willow Basket with Black Mountain Baskets

    Learn how to weave a willow basket in a day with maker Bríd McKeown

    Date: Saturday, 25 of May 2019

  • How to improve your website with LEAN

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    How to improve your website with LEAN

    Linking Entrepreneurs in Antrim and Newtownabbey present this workshop to address the key components of good website governance for either a new business website or to improve an old/existing website.

    Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2019

  • Frame Loom Weaving at An Creagan

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    Frame Loom Weaving at An Creagan

    Learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a simple frame loom. Participants can create a small contemporary wall hanging in a one day intensive class

    Date: Monday 27 May 2019

  • Lab Nights: Sculptural Linen

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    Lab Nights: Sculptural Linen

     Explore textiles in 3D at the FE McWilliam Gallery in Banbridge. 

    Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019.

  • Kiln Building Course

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    Kiln Building Course

    One day course with Ulster Ceramics Pottery Supplies.

    Learn how to build and fire a kiln. Build your own kiln to take home.

    Date: Monday, 27 May 2019