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December Meeting

The 5234888_r_z002ameeting this Saturday 3rd December 2016 we have our very own Moira Byrne giving a talk on “A Sheer Passion for Stitch” and this will be followed by her workshop. 
Also on Saturday we will be taking bookings for February’s Mini workshops.  and there are several to choose from:
  • Anne Jeffares – Transfer Printing
  • Sidella O’Brien – Books/Book Covers
  • Sue Court – Cording & Wrapping
  • Sheila Broughan – Introducing Felting with Marbles
  • Fiona Bailey-Smith – Beaded Bracelet
  • Kantha work (Tutor to be assigned)
There will be no talk at the February meeting and booking is a must for the workshops!

We will have have details on Mary McIntosh’s workshop “Shrivel Up & Dye” taking place in March.

Please note that Workshops are only available to members. For more details on the workshop, please log onto the members page.

January as always will be our famous  quiz and rummage sale. This is a great time to tidy your sewing space and rummage out your unnecessary stitching accouterments for the January rummage-sale!! As always the saying goes one stitchers junck is another stitchers treasure! As always all proceeds raised go to a charity, details of the chosen charity to be announced….

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday for our last meeting before Christmas. Lets make it a festive one. – there may even be mince pies to tempt you!!!


IGE Marine Exhibition 2016

We are delighted to announce that our Bi Annual exhibition is opening this Saturday 10th September 2016 at the Lexicon Library Dun Laoghaire and will run for one month. The exhibition contains a collection of individual pieces from our members as well as a group project of fishes caught in a net!


This is great opportunity to view the amazing work form our members which reflects the beautiful marine surrounding of Dun Laoghaire. There is a fabulous little cafe in the library and plenty to see and do so you can really make it a day out with all the family.

During our time at the Lexicon, we will also be  hosting some workshops for adults and children. Please contact the Lexicon for more details.

Lexicon Library Level 3 Haigh Terrace, Moran Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin A96 H283

Tel: 01-2801147

Mon-Thurs 9.30-8.00

Fri-Sat 9.30-5.00

(May have limited opening on Sundays in September)


  • Parking is available in the dlr Lexicon carpark.
  • The entrance to the carpark is off Queen’s Road.
  • Opening hours: 7am – 11pm
  • Rate: €2.40 per hour
  • All day parking rate of €6.00

We will also be in the Lexicon on Culture night on 16th September 2016, demonstrating work and speaking to visitors about the various works on display. For more information on the Culture click here


Part Time Art Textile Course Cork

This is a very interesting course, run in Cork, that will ocommenc in September.  The CIT tutor advises that there are still some additional places available. It runs every second year, and the next intake wont be until 2018 so a good opportunity now for anyone  who wishes to progress their textile art/training.

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design run a part time Art Textile course which offers a great opportunity to textile artists to significantly develop their skills.  This part time course is a Level 8 Special Purpose Award (30 ECTS credits).   Commencing every second year, there are still a few places available for the September 2016 intake.
For all textile makers interested in progressing their skills and bringing their art practice to a new level, this is a valuable opportunity  Attached below is a link to this course giving additional information.  More interviews are scheduled for August and if you’d like to find out more please contact Pamela Hardesty at
CIT – Cork Institute of Technology – Art Textile (Level 8 Special Purpose Award) him

AGM Meeting 7/05/2016

The IGE AGM is being held on 7th May in Mount Merrion; doors open 10am, the meeting to be followed by a talk “Troubles Textiles” by Karen Nickell of NIEG.

The Agenda, Minutes from 2015 and Accounts will be sent out to all members before the meeting for review.

If you have any ideas for the way you would like to see the Guild move forward, or for particular speakers to be arranged, workshops you would find interesting, do get in touch!
This will be our last meeting before the summer break, and the Guild will return in September.
New members are always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all.