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Schedule of Workshops and Events at Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery

To book your place at any of the following events, email esterkiely@gmail.com or phone 087 6193870.

Thur 17th Nov. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: A local craft group is invited to use the studio free of charge and Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery visitors get a glimpse of their creative process. (To book your group email esterkiely@gmail.com)

Fri 18th Nov. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16Euro). Today we will learn how to put patchwork blocks together with ‘sashing’ in between and create a border. Put the quilt top, wadding and backing together to form a ‘quilt sandwich’. Learn how to hand-quilt and machine stitch through the layers. Add a binding to the quilt edge. It’s a lot to learn in one class but we will work through all of these techniques on a small sample piece so that when you have made several blocks you will know how to put them together. Follow-up assistance with your project is always available at Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery at the free Tuesday morning drop-in event!

 

Mon 21st Nov. 10.30-12.30:

Tue 22nd Nov. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: ‘All stitched up’.  If you like to knit, crochet, patchwork, embroider, cross-stitch, etc. Bring along your current hand-project, meet some new friends and share ideas at this open-day event. We have space for 10 people, so first come, first served!

Wed 23rd Nov. 10.30-12.30:

Thurs 24th Nov. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: A local craft group is invited to use the studio free of charge and Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery visitors get a glimpse of their creative process. (To book your group email esterkiely@gmail.com)

Fri 25th Nov. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16 Euro). Simple hand-sewing techniques.  Today we will learn ‘piecing over papers’ to create a ‘Grandmother’s Flower Garden’ pattern. No previous experience required. Basic supplies provided and additional coordinated fabrics can be purchased from €2.

Sat 26th Nov. 10.30-12.30:

Mon 28th Nov. 10.30-12.30:

Tue 29th Nov. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: ‘All stitched up’.  If you like to knit, crochet, patchwork, embroider, cross-stitch, etc. Bring along your current hand-project, meet some new friends and share ideas at this open-day event. We have space for 10 people, so first come, first served!

Wed 30th Nov. 10.30-12.30:

Thurs 1st Dec. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: A local craft group is invited to use the studio free of charge and Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery visitors get a glimpse of their creative process. (To book your group email esterkiely@gmail.com)

Fri 2nd Dec. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16Euro). Simple hand-techniques. Today we will learn hand-applique. No previous experience required. Basic supplies provided and additional coordinated fabrics can be purchased from €2.

Sat 3rd Dec. 10.30-12.30:

 

Mon 5th Dec 10.30-12.30:

 

Tue 6th Dec. 10.30 – 12.30: FREE EVENT: ‘All stitched up’ If you like to knit, crochet, patchwork, embroider, cross-stitch, etc… bring along your current hand-project, meet some new friends and share ideas at this open-day event. We have space for 10 people, so first come, first served!

Wed 7th Dec. 10.30-12.30:

Thur 8th Dec. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: A local craft group is invited to use the studio free of charge and Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery visitors get a glimpse of their creative process. (To book your group email esterkiely@gmail.com)

 

Fri 9th Dec. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16Euro). Simple patchwork techniques. Today we will learn ½ square triangles using templates to make a 12.5inch star block.

Mon 12th Dec. 10.30-12.30:

 

Tue 13th Dec. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: ‘All stitched up’ If you like to knit, crochet, patchwork, embroider, cross-stitch, etc… bring along your current hand-project, meet some new friends and share ideas over a cuppa at this open-day event. We have space for 10 people, so first come, first served!

Wed 14th Dec 10.30-12.30:

 

Thur 15th Dec. 10.30-12.30:  FREE EVENT: A local craft group is invited to use the studio free of charge and Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery visitors get a glimpse of their creative process. (To book your group email esterkiely@gmail.com)

Fri 16th Dec. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16 Euro). Simple patchwork techniques. Today we will learn strip-piecing, using rotary cutting and machine sewing to create 9-patch blocks.

Sat 17th Dec. 10.30-12.30:

Mon 19th Dec. 16.00 – 17.30
Tue 20th Dec. 10.30-12.30: FREE EVENT: ‘All stitched up’.  If you like to knit, crochet, patchwork, embroider, cross-stitch, etc. Bring along your current hand-project, meet some new friends and share ideas at this open-day event. We have space for 10 people, so first come, first served!

Wed 21st Dec. 10.30-12.30 :

 

Thur 22nd Dec. 10.30-12.30:

 

Fri 23rd Dec. 10.30-12.30: Patchwork for beginners with Ester Kiely (16Euro). Today we will learn how to put patchwork blocks together with ‘sashing’ in between and create a border. Put the quilt top, wadding and backing together to form a ‘quilt sandwich’. Learn how to hand-quilt and machine stitch through the layers. Add a binding to the quilt edge. It’s a lot to learn in one class but we will work through all of these techniques on a small sample piece so that when you have made several blocks you will know how to put them together. Follow-up assistance with your project is always available at Le Grá Craft Studio and Gallery at the free Tuesday morning drop-in event!

 

More upcoming workshops (phone 087 6193870 or see www.esterkiely.com for dates):

Felt flowers with “Knit Spin Felt” (20Euro 2.5hr class).
Felt flowers are easy to make and the wool for felting comes in vibrant colours, so the flowers make wonderful accessories to any outfit. You could make a bouquet with these to place on your desk at work or home or even to decorate your bags, headbands and various other accessories. You will fall in love with them and want to make them for every occasion. A fun craft activity for everyone as no previous felting experience is required.
Materials needed:
approx. 25g of merino wool per flower,*silk, tencel, bamboo – optional
soap
towel

 

Felt a purse / clutch bag with “Knit Spin Felt” (25 Euro 3hr class)
Clutch purses are stylish fashion accessories that are simple and quick to make. And, most importantly, a girl can never have too many! Wool for felting comes in vibrant colours, so the flowers made from these add life to any accessory. A fun craft activity for everyone as no previous felting experience is required.
Materials needed:
approx. 50g of merino wool,
*silk, tencel, bamboo, ribbons, lace and any other objects to decorate the surface – optional
soap
towel

fastening (magnetic clasps, buttons etc) – optional.

 

Drypoint Printmaking with Norah Brennan (16Euro)

A method of printmaking that involves scraping into a sheet of Perspex, from your own drawing, photograph or found image. Ink is pressed into the marks on the Perspex and then transferred on to pre-soaked paper using a printing press. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Materials supplied at a cost of 2Euro.

 

Mono-printing with Norah Brennan (16Euro).

Create a unique piece of art, printed on paper, using easy methods.

This is a fun introduction to printmaking, using your imagination and creativity. It is suitable for beginners and for those more experienced.  All materials  supplied at a cost of 2Euro.

 

Clay slab-building.

 

Clay moulding

 

Drawing Skills Course with local artist Claire Fox

 

Photography for Parents with Paul Fennell (16Euro). Local photographer Paul Fennell teaches parents how to get great photos of their kids! Get professional tips on how to create the perfect photo and improve your camera skills.

 

FREE EVENT: Mending for fun with Berni McCabe. Bring along something that needs to be mended or something you just want to sew. Share some sewing time over a cuppa and learn some skills for life!!

 

Crafted Creatures and Christmas Gifts with Missy Bonkers. Use recycled fabrics to make your unique Christmas gifts for family and friends. This is afun class suitable for all skill levels.

 

For more information see www.esterkiely.com,  email esterkiely@gmail.com or phone 087 6193870.