Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Decorations - its not too late!

Dee Kelly can always be relied upon to come up with seasonal and alternative uses for felting wool:

Fine felting wool, wrapped around a balloon and pasted in place. Leave to dry then burst the balloon. Thread battery operated fairy lights through holes. 

Happy Christmas from everyone at Naas Felt and Fibre.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Opening Night at Las Rada

We had a wonderful opening night for our new exhibition in Las Rada Wine and Tapas Bar on Tuesday last.  We were delighted to have Lucina Russell, Arts Officer with Kildare County Council, to officially launch the exhibition. It turns out that Lucina studied Art and Design (textiles) in GMIT so she really understood our work. As a small token of our gratitude, Catherine Domican made a pair of black, hand felted fingerless gloves that she presented to Lucina on the night.  Just in time for the cold weather too!

Joanne and Jules provided a scrumptious selection of finger food and some really nice prosecco for our guests.   We are very grateful to them for inviting us to exhibit in their gallery and restaurant space.  We presented Joanne with a framed felted work by Catherine Dowling to thank her for their support.

We continued to imbibe prosecco and eat delicious food long after our guests were gone. Another successful launch!   

We hope you get a chance to drop in over the next few weeks to see our exhibition during opening hours in the tapas bar.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Workshop at the Knit and Stitch Show

Dee Kelly attended a workshop at the Knit and Stitch Show 2014 in the RDS – Layered Landscapes by Catherine Lawes.   Catherine is from New Zealand and now based in the UK.
Dee, and everyone attending the workshop, did a landscape piece by layering cut pieces of fabric, hand stitching them onto a piece of cotton, leaving some raw frayed edges for texture. Chiffon was then overlaid on some fabric pieces to soften the colour.  The tree is made from embroidery thread couched into place.    The result looks good!