Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Feltmaker Maria McGarry will lead the Stradbally workshop

A RELAXING felt-making workshop with textile artist Maria McGarry will be held in Stradbally on Tuesday 26 October.

The event is part of the 2021 Laois Connects Programme and will run from 2pm-4pm at the Laois Arthouse. The workshop is free of charge but booking is essential, as numbers are limited.

A textile artist and crafter for over 25 years, Maria is an expert in quilting, felt-making, fibre and papercraft. She studied at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and Crawford College, Cork.

The workshop will teach the technique of layering fibers of merino wool to create felt, using soapy water and gentle rolling. Participants will connect with the tactile nature of the wool and gently transform it into felt fabric as a blossoming felt flower. The process is fun and meditative.

Contact Laois Arts Office to book a place at [email protected] or 057 8664033/13.

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