Monday, April 30, 2012

WATERFORD TASTE OF CRAFT - Professional, Subsidised Craft Courses - Silk Fibre Papermaking with Tunde Toth + Basket Weaving with Cathy Hayden

Waterford Taste of CraftProfessional, Subsidised Craft Courses - Supported by Waterford Leader Partnership
COST for each three-day course : € 65 only (including all materials)

If you have an address in Co. Waterford - this is a great opportunity to learn a new skill in a professional studio setting!!

VENUE for both courses: Cathy's studio in Drumcannon, near Tramore, Co. Waterford

Basket-Weaving Workshops - with Cathy Hayden
Cathy has been working with willow for almost 30 years and will teach traditional weaving techniques. Participants will take home 2 or 3 practical and attractive baskets.
DATES: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th May and Saturday 19th May
10am to 4pm daily
CONTACT: Cathy at 087 6379298

Silk Fibre Paper Making Workshops - with Tunde Toth
A three day course introducing a number of contemporary techniques of Silk Fibre Papermaking. Using a variety of raw silk fibres (cocoon strippings, throwsters fibres, hand-dyed silk tops etc.) and plant materials participants will create textured, plain or colourful, decorated, 'fabric-like' silk fibre papers and sculptural pieces.
DATES: 9th, 16th, 23rd of June 2012 (Saturdays) 10am to 4pm daily
CONTACT: Tunde at 087 2543362

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Next PAPERMAKING WEEKEND - 28th - 29th April at The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny

Our next PAPERMAKING WEEKEND is scheduled for Saturday - Sunday of 28th - 29th of April - with a few places left available.

Saturday 10am - 5pm: HAND PAPERMAKING - using pure plant fibres and recycled materials. Introducing basic, traditional and contemporary techniques used in papermaking. Participants will create a variety of textured, decorated or plain, unique handmade papers using pulps prepared from cotton, daphne and abaca fibres combined with especially selected re-used paper material.
Sunday10am - 5pm: SILK FIBRE PAPERMAKING - this workshop introduces two different contemporary techniques of Silk Fibre Papermaking - using a variety of raw, undyed and dyed, pure silk fibres, threads, silk tops etc. A truly fascinating process, resulting in textured, striking 'fabric-like' silk papers and sculptural pieces!

Both workshops are suitable for beginners as well as for those with some previous experience in papermaking.
Fees include all materials: € 75 per day or € 135 for the two days
For more info and bookings and to check availability please e-mail me:

ART in ACTION Festival - 2012 Dublin

If you are in Dublin during the May Bank Holiday Weekend - don't miss this year's ART IN ACTION Festival at FARMLEIGH House and Estate - always an inspiration and great fun!
5th - 6th - 7th May 2012
I will be exhibiting a number of recently completed works and participating with papermaking demonstrations - hope to see you there!!