Monday, May 9, 2011

Places available at 2hr Beginner's Patchwork Class on Friday 20th May

This 2 hr class is suitable for beginners and will take place on Friday 20th May from 10am-12pm.

‘Half-square triangles’ can be hand or machine-pieced. This simple technique creates two squares at a time. Combine these with a light background fabric as shown above and you will soon have a 12 ½ inch block. You can use this block to make a simple cushion cover or continue to make enough to create a cot, lap or bed quilt like the one shown in the photo above.

Bring the following supplies, if you have them:
 100% cotton fabrics (Hickey’s, Pippa Blue, Rags for Linda are suppliers in Galway see links to these websites in the right-hand column of this website)
 ‘sharps’ sewing needles
 neutral (cream or light grey) cotton thread
 sharp fabric scissors.

But don’t worry if you don’t have any of the above I will have basic equipment to share, scraps you can use free of charge and ‘fat-quarters’ of fabric you can purchase for 2-3Euro each.

Class notes will be provided.

If you'd like to join this friendly workshop (coffee and biscuits provided!) contact me asap at there are only 2 places still available!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Solstice Arts: Art for Everyone at Campbell's Tavern Wednesday 11th May

The Solstice Arts group will hold another 'Arts for Everyone' event at Campbell's Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford on Wednesday 11th May at 8pm. All are welcome to attend and meet local writers, visual artists, craftspeople and musicians in a relaxed, friendly environment. Last month's event was a great success and Solstice Arts intend to hold regular 'Arts for Everyone' events throughout the year.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Workshop places available: Photo printing on Fabric

The last few places are still available for a workshop on using your inkjet printer to print on fabric.

I will show a number of options for printing digital photos (or scanned images, drawings, etc) onto fabric using:

  • commercially available pre-prepared A4 cotton

  • your own fine cotton or sheer fabrics cut to A4 and stabilised with paper

  • tshirt transfer sheets

The workshop takes place on Wednesday 18th May at my studio. For full details please email me at

(For more photos from a previous workshop on this process see