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    We are delighted to announce the return of the Meet the Makers Days at Louth Craftmark. We are starting the new season with Textiles this March 12th from 10.30 to 4.30 in our outlet in St. Laurence Street, Drogheda.
    Those you who have attended previous Markers Days will know how wonderful and unique an opportunity it is to get insight into the creative and design process. The makers will be in the store all day and available to answer any questions you may have or provide any advice you may need. Whether you are already designing and making pieces and want to take it to the next level or if you are interested to see what it might be like as a hobby, the Meet the Makers Days are a fantastic starting point.
    There will be more information available on what will be happening on the day and offers that will be running on the Makers days in general will be announced closer to the day.

    Textiles Crafts cover a wide range of materials and products from fashion and jewellery to interiors and wall art. Some of the most common types of textiles used in craft are wool, silks and felt.Working with textiles can allow you to design and create unique and personal pieces for your own wardrobe, jewellery box, sitting room or as gifts for family and friends. it alos offers you the oppertunity to look at what you already own and jazz it up with some new skills.

    Drop in anytime during the day for a look at all that is going on and we hope to see you there.

    if you have any queries about the Makers Days call us on 041 – 9803283 or email

    About the Makers:

    The first of the maker’s days will feature four of the county’s top textile makers.

    Edmund McNulty – if you don’t already own one of Edmunds fantastic hand made wool pieces then you have seen one and wanted to. Edmund began designing and producing high quality knitwear primarily for the gents market. Since then he has branched out to include ladies fashion, accessories and soft furnishings. His work is regarded as elegant and stylish and has been very well received on both the national and international markets. Edmund was recently selected to be in Showcase Irelands Create Island where the best of Irish handmade products are displayed to Irish and international fashion buyers. On the day Edmund will be featuring some of his fabulous new collection of wraps.

    Mel Bradley – Mel works with silk and felt and is one of Ireland’s most respected silk artists. Not only does Mel produce fashion accessories such as brooches and scarves but she also delves into the home interiors with some of the most spectacular and show-stopping lampshades cushions, bed throws and wall hangings you will ever see. Her work is contemporary but organic respecting the materials that she works with. She is a part time lecturer and also regularly runs classes teaching silk painting and felting. It is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about her different classes and also to be inspires by her unique style.

    Eileen McNulty- Eileen has been designing for the last decade and has for the last two years moved from traditional craft techniques to creating unique mixed media art. Her art combines textiles with stitch and paint. This combination gives a textural quality to her work and is instantly recognisable. Eileen usually takes inspiration from natural forms and her local landscape. Her work varies in scale from A4 to 8ft by 6ft triptych. She usually works to private commission and corporate installations the Makers day is a unique opportunity to get to see how Eileen works.

    Rachel Tinniswood. – Rachael is a resident artist in Bridge Street Studios in Dundalk; her work reflects the surrounding landscape in which she lives. Her organic felt forms are in response to the shapes and patterns of pebbles and shells discovered on the beach. She combines different types of wool fiber’s and other materials such as beads to create patterns and texture in her bowls and jewellery. Her work often combines had made felt along side hand made paper creating multi-layered pieces. Rachel also regularly runs classes to help other learn the craft she loves.


    That’s great, thanks for that Niamh.

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