Making something out of nothing

I’m still stabbing away at needle felt but I fancied trying something else. I wanted to try to sew something – even though I spent most of my school days trying to get out of sewing classes! Mind you that was more to do with the teacher rather than the sewing. To cut a long […]

Craft heaven

I’m still very obsessed with needle felting. I try to make something every couple of days. It’s very satisfying starting with a bit of wool and ending up with a character. Plus the stabbing part of it is great! There’s no sewing involved which suits me fine. Just wool, a special needle and a piece […]

Felt Fantastic

I went to a needle felt workshop today with Alison Hunter – who is an amazingly talented artist. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I thought it might involve sewing which would be fine until I explain that I spent most of my time at school skipping that particular class. I’m a different person […]

Playing with Print

I recently went on a print workshop in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton. This was a course organised by the Sligo County Council Arts Service as part of their artist panel Art the Artist programme, they hold different workshops during the year open to artists. When I saw this one on offer I jumped at the […]

Light up your life in Eindhoven

Mention Eindhoven in the Netherlands to anyone and they’ll probably think of football and light-bulbs. Pay a visit there and scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find one of the coolest cities in the world.

Creating with Clay

Last year I did a ceramics class with Rachel Quinn. It’s the first time I’ve ever tried my hand with clay – well unless you count the time in primary school when I got thrown out of the pottery class for talking! Anyway I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing but Rachel […]