Monthly Archives: May 2015

Creative Textile Printing Summer Course

Mel Bradley BDES, MA is facilitating/tutoring an introductory textile printing course at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin

Learn how to translate your ideas and research into designs suitable for interior and fashion fabrics. Over the week students will be introduced to the basic technical skills required for transfer and silk screen printing using paper stencils.

Students will have the opportunity to print on both natural and man-made fabrics. Design will play an integral part of the course. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own themes/ideas.

This course is one of the many creative courses which the CEAD Department of NCAD offers students wishing to learn new skills.

Students completing this course will be eligible to apply for the accredited Textile Print course which starts in September.

Course Fee €275 and runs from 13th July-17thJuly 2015

To book places contact the CEAD department on the NCAD website.

If you would like any further information please contact:

Mel @ 0863712927 /

Shibori/Indigo Workshop this Saturday 16th May

kathryn_davey_indigo_workshop_63ee0a87-1099-4cc5-9af2-05d5f7b71cb2_grandeKathryn Davey is a very talented textile artist who is self-taught in her craft of doll making & indigo dying. Kathryn’s main inspiration for her work comes from using natural materials and vintage handspun and hand-stitched fabrics, textiles & pieces.

This weekend, Kathryn is running a Shibori and Indigo workshop on Saturday May 16th from 11-4pm at Poms & Cermony located upstairs on 161 Upper Rathmines Rd.Kathryn will go over all the basics in setting up your own indigo vat and explore various shibori techniques of creating beautiful patterns on Fabric. Kathryn will supply all the materials needed. All you have to do is bring yourself! Spaces will be limited so make sure to reserve your space by clicking here or you can visit Kathryn’s website

Summer Bus Trip 2015

June 25, 2015

Wexford Craft TrailEach, year organises a bus for its members to visit different exhibitions and visit the workshops of other textile artists. It is a fantastic opportunity for our members to socialise with other like minded embroiders and get up to all sorts of mischief!

This year, the bus trip will be going to the Wexford on 25th June for the Wexford Craft Trail. Mary, the IGE events coordinator has organised for members to visit the artist work shops and our very own Phil Stewart has a special surprise in store.

Please note this event is only open to members of the IGE. For more information on membership and how to join click here

Update 15/06/2015 The itinerary for the bus trip is now available on our members page. We will also email out the itinerary to all those who have signed up for the bus trip. We are getting really excited now as it promises to be a fun filled day.

Update 11/05/2015 Our IGE annual bus trip is fully booked, however if you would like your name to go on a waiting list, please email us on  in case a vacancy arises. Mary McDonnell will contact those  the list, giving the itinerary and times nearer the day. This year we are going to the Wexford Craft Trail​. This trip is open to members only. For details of membership, click here 

Bloom 2015

May 28, 2015 9:00 amtoJune 1, 2015 6:00 pm
May 28, 2015 9:00 amtoJune 1, 2015 6:00 pm
May 28, 2015 9:00 amtoJune 1, 2015 6:00 pm

logoBloom in the Park is Ireland’s leading horticulture and food festival which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, is now in it’s 9th year and aims to promote the high standards found within the Irish food and horticultural sectors to both a national and international audience.

Each year various craft groups come together at Bloom to display their work and teach others their craft. The Irish Guild of Embroiders will be at Bloom on Friday 29th of May. Be sure to come and visit our members who will be demonstrating stitches. You will also have the opportunity to sit and stitch with our members and learn an embroidery technique, a great way to relax and unwind after visiting the show gardens.

If any of our members are interested in demonstrating on the day, please contact  us for full details. Demonstrators will also get a free pass for entry into Bloom on Friday.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Textiles Exhibition 2015 – ‘Thread Song’

November 12, 2015 12:00 amtoNovember 15, 2015 12:00 am

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Textiles Exhibition 2015 – ‘Thread Song’
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) will co-ordinate the 6th exhibition of textiles in conjunction with our member organisations (GANS)
at The Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS Dublin from the 12th – 15th November                                   2015 at Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin.

If interested please find the application form below:

Thread Song Application Form[2] (1)

Ruth Thread Song Redraft

Proposed ‘Thread Song’ Development Workshop
We are investigating the possibility of organising a development workshop on Friday, June 19th (tbc) in the National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, facilitated by the Fibre Artist Caroline Schofield.

This workshop would be a group brain storming session allowing interested parties to explore the ‘Thread Song’ theme in a lively and collaborative environment.

 ‘Thread Song’ pieces must be contemporary in design and can be in any textile media utilising slow and/or fast craft techniques, handcrafted or digital technologies made in response to the life and/or poetry of WB Yeats.

 We are currently seeking expressions of interest.

If you are interested in attending this event please contact,

Ruth Duignan, Email: innovationadmin@dccoi.iePhone : 056 7796154