As part of our Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry in May (more details see previous post) we are also organising a straw bee skeb course by Louise Mc Lean.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the skill of coiled work from an award-winning teacher. Louise was awarded 1st place for her skep at both the UK National Honey Show and County Dublin Honey Show in 2018 and has since exported her skeps worldwide.
The course is scheduled for Monday 11th from 10am until 4:30. Louise has very kindly offered to demonstrate the making of the skep over the weekend and anyone who has signed up for the course can get started on theirs during the weekend.
Price: €60 per person.
Location: St Columb’s Park House Derry/Londonderryfollowing on from the Basketry Festival weekend
Applications are now open to paid-up members. A deposit of €20 secures your place(s). Please pay online via our website or send a cheque to Trish Killalea, 16 Woodthorpe, Coolnevaun, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin A94 K284
Any queries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Trish on 087 6490074.
We, the Irish basketmakers Association, are organising an exciting springtime SCULPTURE COURSE with artist Lynn Kirkham.
Dates: 21st-23rd of February 2020
Cost: €150 for members, or €180 for non-members
Venue: Hosted by Barry Noyce, Rathcabbin Hall, Roscrea, Co. Offaly
Lynn will introduce sculpture and will get the creative mind thinking on Friday evening followed by two days full on weaving to creat your own masterpiece. If you don’t complete it you will still have the skills to finish it at home at your leisure. Willow used will be mixed rods of current season growth and will be charged for what you use. Accommodation is available locally if needed.
To book your place on the course please send a deposit of €50 to our treasurer Trish Killalea. Please state clearly it is for the sculpture course and make sure she has your contact details.
AGM and Skill Share to be held on the 13 and 14th of May 2017 at The Priory, Benburb, Co. Armagh.
Also Alison Fitzgerald will organise a Master Class Workshop to be held before the weekend. Details will appear in our newsletter in March.
We will also be emailing all member’s in due course with all the information.