Monthly Archives: December 2015

IGE Christmas Party

We will having a very festive meeting this Saturday 04/12/2015.  There will be (non-alcoholic) mulled wine/apple juice (or tea who prefer not to indulge!) courtesy of Mary McDonnell. She has worked extremely hard organising our programme, and now for some added refreshments!!!

ChristmasTree_embroideryJean McKenna our Librarian would like to remind all members to return their library books this Saturday. If you are unable to attend in person, please arrange for a friend to return them for you.

Eithne Carey will be talking about and demonstrating ideas on “Upcycling for Christmas”.

We will have a show and tell, so please bring along anything you which to show, especially any handmade Christmas decorations you might have!

Pieces displayed at the Knitting and Stitching Show, and the two umbrellas left behind will be returned to their owners then too! If you cannot collect in person, please let Debbie know by email who is to collect on your behalf

We are also looking forward to welcoming new members from the amazing response we received at the Knit & Stitch show.

I think you can all agree it will be a wonderful morning. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Textile Art workshops in Galway in April 2016 with Bobby Britnell & Dorothy Tucker

Catherine Seale, one of our members from Galway has asked me to let you all know about this very exciting opportunity for next April!See below for the full details from Catherine:

Work of Bobby Britnell

Work of Bobby Britnell

We are hoping to host renowned British Textile artists Bobby Britnell and Dorothy Tucker to give a two-day workshop each in Galway in April 2016. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from these two accomplished artists & teachers without having to travel to the UK! The workshops will run concurrently from 10am-4pm each day. Bobby’s workshop will focus on how to develop your own designs into textile art pieces, and Dorothy’s will show how Kantha-style embroidery/quilting techniques (all based on running stitch, so you don’t have to be an extraordinary stitcher!) can be used to create art pieces or quilt panels. A more detailed description of the workshops will be available shortly. A maximum of 16 places will be available on each workshop.

COST : €150 for two-day workshop, to include a light lunch each day

The workshop will take place in Inishmore House B&B, Galway, and you can book accomodation there separately:  E-mail:

Both Bobby and Dorothy will stay here also. It’s a lovely, homely B&B located only a short walk from the town centre & the Salthill Promenade.

Places will be allocated on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

If interested, contact Catherine Seale, IGE member, at:  E-mail:

Book early to avoid disappointment!



Element 15 Year End Exhibition

Element 15 are currently running an exhibition of work produced during 2015. It will be exhibited at Straffan Antiques and Design Centre from  2nd December to 31st December 2015. This is a lovely place to visit with a great little cafe too. So why not take a break from the Christmas Shopping and pop in.

element 15 year end exhibition

element 15 year end exhibition