Summer Sundays @ The Dock & The Leitrim Design House

Experience a different kind of Sunday this summer and spend it with us! Why not fill it with CRAFT, MUSIC, ART and COFFEE! From Sunday July 14th until Sunday August 18th, The Dock and Leitrim Design House will be opening on Sunday afternoons between 1pm and 5pm. Join us as we present a series of free craft demonstrations and musical entertainment. The Jury Room Café will be open too so you can enjoy a tea or coffee, browse the galleries, and pore over the Sunday papers. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

One of our most popular artists Catherine Gray is the first of our Meet the Maker events. Since her ARTWALL exhibition last year Catherine’s work has been in huge demand. There has been great public interest in how this local textile artist cleverly combines various techniques resulting in art work that is utterly unique. Catherine describes her unique process of working as follows; I build up layers of colour and texture by twisting, slashing and fraying the fabric. It is then cut, collaged together and burned with a heat gun to expose the layers underneath. I finish off each piece by hand stitching with threads that vary in thickness to create more textures. Some of my pieces are crafted from treasured fabrics which hold a history of family memories. Meet Catherine on Sunday July 14th from 2pm – 4pm

 

On Sunday July 21st Niall Miller, a talented wood turner from Fuinseog Woodland Crafts, returns to share his skills and demonstrate his extensive knowledge of working with wood. This is an event filled with fun and games suitable for all ages. Niall who has a unique approach to making games will present hand crafted, traditional and not-so-traditional wooden games for you to play. Niall gets enormous satisfaction from sharing stories about how the games were created and encouraging young and old to join in and try them out.

 

On Sunday July 28th from 2pm – 4pm Milliner Wendy Louise Knight from Wendy Louise Designs is back to provide tips to customers who may have that special occasion to prepare for. Wendy has given many millinery workshops over the years at the Leitrim Design House and style is her speciality. Using beautiful fabrics, her talented fingers conjures up stunning head pieces. Come along, watch and learn and use this opportunity to try out some of Wendy’s much sought after creations. Get Wendy’s advice on how to wear a head piece successfully and what might suit you best for your special event.

 

Our Summer Sunday Meet the Maker series continues in August with Emily Sachs Eldridge  and Giolla Liddy from Artwood, Sunday August 4th, calligrapher Carol McLoughlin August 11th and basket maker Lukasz Jurgowiak August 18th. Don’t miss these creative Summer Sundays. Relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the Dock, enjoy a coffee, read the papers, browse the galleries, listen to live music and enjoy the unique Leitrim Design House We will be open from 1pm until 5pm Sunday July 14th through to August18th. Explore 100 % Irish unique, handmade gifts created by local designers.

For further information call 0719650550, email shop@leitrimdesignhouse.ie, follow us on Facebook-www.facebook.com/TheLeitrimDesignHouse.com,,visit us in person at the Leitrim Design House in the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.