Monday 15 August 2011

Crafty Ireland News + UPDATES.....

Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
I have just popped back to say hello.

Natalie from thebluesylph is taking on the job but wont be here until September, so in the meantime she has asked me to do one more report, a sort of round up on whats on in August and any relevant news for the coming months.

August is a very busy month on the craft front with loads of events and market opportunities happening all around the country.
  • All the main events are listed on the Year of Craft website - craftinireland
  • For a full roundup of events in Northern Ireland see - augustcraftmonth
  • The main Craft Council of Ireland have listings on market opportunities, events for sellers, resources etc. and it is a great resource to use - ccoi
  • Crafters Ireland organise craft fairs and events around the country - craftersireland
  • August is craft month in Cork - cork
  • Exhibition of the RDS National Craft Competition winners is on in the Westmeath Civic Offices 23rd August - 23rd September
  • Outdoor painting workshop in in Avoca next Saturday - avocapaintingschool
  • Glass Fusing course in Westport on 10-11 September - blueglasshouse

A very special Craft Day in aid of the Famine in Africa will be held in Dublin on 3rd September next in the Damer Hall, St. Stephens Green.  Loads of Craft Classes (I will be taking a beginners knitting and demonstrating wool spinning on my trusty spinning wheel) and lots of crafts to buy as well as coffee and cakes......  It would be great to see you there.  Information here ---- handmaidcraftday

If you have any events that you would like to highlight and add to the list either add them to the end of this report as a comment or contact me through my shop and I will add them to the main list.

That's about it for now.  I am looking forward to what Natalie brings to the News Reports and know that she will do a great job.  Best of luck Natalie.



  1. Aaah, great to see those glasses once more :)

    Thanks for all the info, Mo.

  2. Ah Mo - thanks for this..Miss you already, but Nat will go a grand job too.