We are very excited to announce a new offering, a combination tour and hands-on workshop to be held in Ireland in June 2016.
Authentic Travel and Tours presents:
“Fiber Arts in Ireland: A Wooly Trail Along the Wild Atlantic Coast
Fiber Arts Workshop and Tour June 19-July 1, 2016
The Irish landscape beckons to be interpreted in art: from the lush green fields to the rugged coastlines, the inspiration is endless. Join us for this fiber art tour along the western coast known as the Wild Atlantic Way, as we explore the landscape, craft traditions in wool, and our creativity. We will be creating tapestry weavings and learning to make “pictorial” felt landscapes, and will learn about sheep and wool processes, and watch demonstrations of spinning, sheepherding, dyeing and knitting. We will watch tweed weavers work magic at their looms, and Irish artists create with hand-dyed fleece. Interspersed will be visits to craft villages, galleries and ancient prehistoric and Celtic sites, and days of immersion creating our own art with the luscious Irish yarns and fleeces.
The tour and workshop will include the exploration of out-of-the-way glens and coves, walks along stunning seascapes, and majestic mountain vistas, where we’ll gather photographs and sketches which will inspire our hands-on workshop days in felt-making and tapestry weaving.
Your tour guide and one of the felt-making instructors, Joan Molloy Slack, has led art and cultural tours to Ireland for over 18 years, and is an avid felt maker who enjoys interpreting landscapes of all kinds.
See all the details here Fiber art tour to Ireland