YES, I’ve now got some confirmed dates for 2012 felting workshops in the U.S. to share and a second date for Dawn’s hat workshop in Ireland!!!

What can I say, I’m SO EXCITED to be returning to facilitate felting workshops in U.S. in 2012 and wanted to let you all know my confirmed dates as they stand right this minute!!!  I’m planning 2 trips, one in the spring and one in the fall so if you live anywhere on the U.S. side of the water and would like to discuss me teaching, please just shout out loud NOW!!!  I will be updating my workshop page in the middle of next week with more details and workshop descriptions as they get sorted but for the moment here are the dates and venues that are confirmed as of last night.

  • 11th and 12th May – Lexington, KY workshops organised for the second time by the wonderful Jan Durham, master of the dye pot! Provisions have been made to add an additional date if numbers dictate, one day costs $165 including amazing food, both days $300. Please email Jan and she will answer questions and take your reservations.
  • 18th, 19th and 20th May – Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, a first time experience!
  • 25th and 26th May – Plainwell, MI workshops organised for the third time by international traveller and felter extrodinare Dawn Edwards! Please email Dawn if you have any questions or want to book your place.
  • 29th and 30th September – I’ll be returning for the third time to join the wonderful mother and daughter team Sharon and Emma from The Tin Thimble in Loomis, CA. Please email Emma if you would like to jump on the bandwagon early!
  • October – TBA

Whew, isn’t that all SO EXCITING???

Also, I’m stoked because Dawn’s ‘Fantastic Felt Hats’ workshop on Saturday 21st April is now booked out so I’ve made the commitment to organise a second workshop, the date will be Sunday 22nd. I booked the venue for both days this morning, we will be working in Borris Hall which is right in the centre of Borris town itself and beside a couple of excellent spots to eat, drink, sleep and have what we Irish call ‘the craic’!!! If you have any questions or are interested in attending on Sunday please contact me asap as there isn’t much time to express your interest, several places are taken already and I expect the day to be booked out shortly!

I hope you all have a great weekend and please remember, there are still almost two and a half days left in which you can enter my felt pouch/clutch kit giveaway.

Irish and American workshops plus Horst is coming to teach in Ireland!!!

I was mortified this morning to discover that I had never updated my workshop page since before my trip to the States last Fall, knowing me well as a lot of you do by now I am sure you will have realised that paperwork and planning is REALLY not my thing but this was just the absolute limit!  Anyway, I now have spent a couple of hours (yes, really) sorting things out and am pleased to say I have updated the page to include the latest workshop here at Clasheen (on Saturday 5th March), provisional dates and venues for my US trip this May and an announcement about wonderful designer Horst’s first trip to Ireland and the workshops he will be facilitating here this June (whey hey, how lucky are we???).  Please visit the workshop page to check out any of these events, I promise to add extra details where necessary as final topics, dates and prices for some of these workshops are sorted out.

I also need to update all my links on this blog to include the wonderful selection of fibre and art related blogs I currently follow through Google Reader so please bear with me during this process, I follow a LOT of blogs!