Posts Tagged With: Tapestry Weaving workshop in Ireland

Landscape, Art and Story

When we travel, many of us want to capture and retain the memory of a beautiful place, but find it challenging. A photo captures one DSC_0942moment, the light just then, and focuses upon a single image. Offering tours combined with workshops that allow people to explore more deeply the place around them is a passion of mine. At this time,I am offering 2 upcoming workshops that allow time to translate the place and stories  into art- and no experience is required! This is the appeal of feltmaking- it is quite easy to learn, and one can paint with the fiber to create striking works of art.

I have recently finished several felted pieces that resonate with the landscapes of IrelDSC_0447and and Scotland, as well as the place I live- the northwoods of Wisconsin and Lake Superior coast. These are examples of the type of feltmaking we will be doing in the upcoming workshops/tours. For more information see our brochures on this site and if travel and art appeal to you, please join us! Fiber art tour to IrelandDSC_0953

 Felting the Southwest Landscape   Click here to download the full brochure


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The Glencolmcille Folk Village

This is the fisherman’s cottage in the Folk Village in Glencolmcille. On our trips, delving into how people lived in the past is a highlight- from prehistoric dwellings to a home such as this, connecting to the human family is so interesting! On our fiber art tour to Ireland in June 2016, we will be staying right across from the Folk Village in beautiful Glencolmcille. At times one can almost feel as if time has stopped and we have returned to a simpler existence. There are so many stories that come a100_0062live at the Folk Village! On the fiber art tour we will also be creating tapestries inspired by the landscape. Margaret Cunningham, who is the manager of the Folk Village, is also an accomplished weaver,and will be instructing our workshop.
Glen Folk Village's photo.
Glen Folk Village's photo.
Glen Folk Village's photo.Glen Folk Village's photo.
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NEW! Fiber Arts in Ireland tour and workshop June 2016

DSC_0422 - CopyWe 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 theDSCF8217 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, dyeiDSC_0613ng 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


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