Monday, January 9, 2012


Dear Everyone,

I hope you all had a great start to the New Year - wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2012!

I have had a very busy pre-Christmas time with the Christmas Village Fair at Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny and two group exhibitions that are still ongoing until the end of this month:
Winter exhibition at the Framewell Gallery, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
at the Centre For Creative Practices in Dublin 2 -
So if you happen to be in these areas before the end of January - do call around to view these inspiring selections of works!

Our workshops are starting with a BATIK Weekend Course in January, followed by a PAPERMAKING Weekend  at the end of February OR on the first weekend of March - this is yet to be confirmed....
Workshops are held at The Studio in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny.
I hope this will inspire you to get (even more) creative this year!

Any questions - please contact me.

Details of the BATIK Course as follows:

28 - 29 January (Saturday, Sunday) 10am - 5pm
Batik Techniquesfor beginners and participants with some previous experience
in Batik and fabric dyeing processes

This is a weekend programme designed to give you the option to choose a

one day introductory level course (on Saturday only) or a two-day course (full weekend).

Saturday's workshop introduces basic and contemporary processes of BATIK - an ancient fabric dyeing and decorating technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth. Participants will work on approximately 2 - 3 images/designs, using pure beeswax, paraffin wax and fibre reactive dyes on cotton cloth and will complete works with 2 - 3 layers of wax drawing and topical dyeing (up to 3 colours)
Sunday's workshop takes these processes further, allowing for more colours as well as covering various combinations of wax, introducing scratched and crackled textures, copper stamps and alternative tools. This programme also introduces batik on handmade papers.

€   75 - for Saturday  including all materials used during the day
€ 135 - for the full weekend  including all materials needed

For advice and bookings please contact me on

All best wishes


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