Monday 13 June 2011

Crafty News Desk

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
This weeks photo was taken at the Bloom Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.  I just love this colour combination.....

Continued congrats to Ruth from  nicedaydesigns  and all the other volunteers who are working in the Pop Up Shop in Limerick.  Nice article in the Limerick Leader limerickleader  . 
Only one more weekend left to browse and buy in the shop so get on down to Bourke's Bar in Catherine St.  Closes next Sunday......

The Pop Up Shop and Etsy Ireland also were menetioned in the Irish Craft Supplement in the Irish Times last week.  Onwards and Upwards ladies and gents!!!!!!!

For those of you in Dublin, there is a series of weekend Craft Fairs in the Powerscourt Centre over the Summer.  The rates for the tables are reasonable.  Are there any Dublin crafters interested in being part of an Etsy Ireland corner?  If so, contract me through my etsy shop and leave your email address.  It could be interesting......

Print Block is a collective of textile artists and designers working predominantly in the field of screen print. Print Block originated in 2010 to collaborate on exhibitions, to share information, to gain access to printing facilities in Dublin, and to elevate the medium of textiles within Ireland. At present we are looking to expand our membership and are looking for new members.   For full information please visit
Batik Techniques for Beginners at The Studio, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny, Sunday 3 July 2011, 10am – 5pm 
A one day workshop introducing basic and contemporary processes of batik – an ancient fabric dyeing and decorating technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth.
Fee: E75 – including all materials used during the day
For availability and bookings please contact Tunde: 087 2543362

21st Century Irish Craft Exhibition - The National Museum of Ireland's collection of Irish contemporary craft on display at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7, from 8 June to 08 December 2011   

Mary from QueenofCuffs  and I Huggleknits  will be at the Dancing Buffalo Art + Craft Fair at Spawell Dublin next Sunday 17 June from 12 to 5.  Mary will have a selection of her wonderful cuffs and other crafted items and, as well as my Tiny Chuus, Baby Cards, Knit Kits and knitting needles,  I will be offering a large range of craft books and magazines at a "never to be repeated" price.  It would be great to see you there......

Thats about it for this week.
As always, keep the information coming in.


  1. Thanks for another great Crafty News. I just found out about this recycled/restyled furniture pop-up shop in Belfast and it looks great. I'll definitely pay a visit:

    Good luck for the fair on Sunday!

  2. thats really great that the pop up shop got some media exposure.

    Best of luck Mary and Mo is it Sunday 19th?

  3. Yes Sunday 19th at the Spawell .
    thanks for the comments ladies....