Monday 11 April 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk. 
This weeks picture was taken near my house this morning, watching some crows building a nest.  Its amazing how instinctive they are with putting it together....the craftsmanship.....

Not a lot of news this week of upcoming events from our members so I only have a few items that might be of interest to some of you. 

Have you heard about Simon the Travelling Gecko?????  You must "READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.... SIMON

News in from Brigitte from  purlsofcolour of a a big Craft Fair in Belfast this week.  Details here  --   She is going on Thursday with Maura from  IrishBounty  so if anybody from the team is going up there on Thursday as well, let her know for a meet up.  You can contact the girls though their shops.   Sounds like a good day out.

I came across this notice today that some of you might be interested in   . . . . "I am looking for one sculptor, one print maker, and one painter (all experienced, teaching experience a distinct advantage,) to design and run two consecutive Saturday morning practical (2 x 2.5 hour) workshops each in Dublin 2, from September. Total of 5 hours work per tutor. Fee 250 euro. Please send workshop outline for the 5 hours, samples of your work, CV and cover letter to"

Stag & Deer are looking for photographers whose work has an interest in the home/domestic setting. "We are looking for work that is a meditation on home life and what that may be. The work will be included in a group show entitled “Home” which will be part of the PhotoIreland Festival happening in Dublin during July 2011.  The theme for “Home” is built around the domestic and the structure of life within a home; the physical nature of the interior and exterior, human interactions and relations, memories, possessions, etc. Home is many things, banal and everyday but always of the utmost importance. We all experience moments within our individual contexts of home or family, but do not necessarily share them beyond the physical construct of our own household settingIf you are interested in submitting for “Home” then please send 6 examples of work (No larger than 450k), a brief description of the work and a small biography to  Please note that the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 20 April 2011. "

New Farmers Market in Athboy, Co Meath - Sundays 11 -2pm   
"We have established a new farmers market in Athboy, Co. Meath.   This follows on from the tv show, Dirty Old Towns with Diarmuid Gavin, which was filmed last sunday, and is due for screening towards end of April.   We have the capacity for approx 50 stalls.  For more information, Contact: Brian Andrews  Email: or call: 087 8173325"
If you have any late news for this week please add the details to the comments at the end.
Thats about it for now.  Hope you all have a good week.  Dont forget to get your info for next weeks report out on Monday