Monthly Archives: June 2015

Blackrock Hospice Garden

OG-1-550x250In aid of Blackrock Hospice, a number of residence are opening their gardens to the public throughout the Summer. Why not spend a relaxing afternoon exploring hidden garden gems that are rarely accessible to the public.

A range of  very special garden owners, including our very own Siobhan Dillon will open their gardens in support of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services.   Your visit will help raise crucial funds to support  vital services right in the heart of your community.

Siobhan’s garden will be open this Saturday 4th July from 2.00 to 6.00. Siobhans address is below.
Co Dublin

For more information on the various gardens open click here or download the brochure Hospice-Open-Gardens-Trail-2015_brochure

‘Thread Song’ Development Workshop

July 20, 2015

FullSizeRenderWe are delighted to announce that the ‘Thread Song’ Development workshop will take place on Monday the 20th of July in the National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, facilitated by the Fibre Artist Caroline Schofield.

This workshop will 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.

If you are interested in attending this event please email, Ruth Duignan


Sarah-Anne Kennedy Embroidery Exhibition

June 13, 2015 12:30 pmtoJuly 31, 2015 5:30 pm

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This thread may stretch or tangle, but never break. Exhibition of Embroidered Portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy at THE MILL THEATRE GALLERY, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16

Opening Saturday 13th June at 5pm ALL WELCOME

Exhibition runs 13th June to 31st July 2015

A COMMON THREAD is an exhibition of embroidered portraits by Sarah-Anne Kennedy depicting women’s traditional style and costume from all around the globe. From Japan to Finland, Ireland to Nepal this original intricate handwork celebrates the strength and beauty of femininity – from the primitive to the sophisticated.

There is a common thread that connects women from all around the globe. Regardless of ethnicity, place, time, culture, tradition, age or religion we are connected in our desire to represent our beauty, our strength, our pride and our identity as women in our national or traditional dress.  From one single spool the red thread weaves its way around the globe to connect us all.  A solo exhibition depicting through various embroidery stitching traditional women’s headdress and costume from around the world including Nigeria, Nepal, Czech Republic and Ireland.


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