The Best of Irish Craft.
In the ‘Craft Village’ Marquee.
There is a real buzz in our ‘Craft Village’ Marquee…..where the atmosphere is one of enthusiasm, excitement and fun!
The aim of our ‘Craft Village’ marquee is to provide a venue for some of the finest Craftspeople in Ireland to exhibit, showcase and sell their creative and unique handcrafted pieces and fine artwork - such as beautifully designed jewellery, pottery, woodturning, basket-weaving, glassware, paintings, ceramics, crochet, knitwear, candles, soaps, paper craft and much much more.
Irish made by talented craftspeople
This ever popular ‘Craft Village’ marquee is a well established attraction, where you will find real individuality. The magnificent displays and exhibits will not only inspire but amaze you. It is the place to look for something original, of excellent quality and value for money. So we are always looking for something unique, memorable and at a reasonable price. The more unique, the better
Why not come along to see some of our talented craftspeople who will be demonstrating their unique skills as well as selling their crafts throughout the day. Demonstrations include basket weaving, woodcarving and knitting. A huge thank you to all our craftspeople.
So the ‘Craft Village’ is a “must see” for all show-goers – definitely a marquee not to be missed!
We hope to see you there!
Contact: Co-ordinator Ellen Fox-Lanigan
Exhibitors - ‘Craft Village’ Marquee 2012
The best in Irish Craft…… made by talented craftspeople.
There will be best of Craft Village exhibits, with trophies awarded to the 1st and 2nd prizewinners.
Rubi-JewelsRebecca Coen - www.rubi-jewels.com
Craft: A variety of designed and handmade beautiful bespoke jewellery and beadwork pieces by Rebecca…..necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches and much more……Designed with you in mind!
Wild Irish CraftsJoe and Mary O’Brien. www.wild-irish.ie
Craft: Traditional hand-made framed pictures consisting of verses sayings, poetry & songs surrounded by an arrangement of pressed wild Irish flowers and grasses, handpicked in the Wicklow countryside to suit all occasions. Also a range of bookmarks, which can be personalized and even a photo placed in it.
All items are handmade in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow.
Jenny Kelly PotteryJenny Kelly - www.jennykellypottery.ie
Craft: Functional colourful tableware for everyday use.…. vases, fruit bowls, lamps, clocks, oil burners, candlesticks and goblets.
Traditional Stained GlassMichael Deane.
Craft: Handcrafted stained glass panels and lamps..
Colm De Ris PotteryColm de Ris. www.colmderis.com
Craft: Hand thrown stoneware Pottery.
Kerry Crafted GlassTerrence McSweeney www.irishkerryglass.com
Craft: Handmade mouth blown glass using 100% recyled glass materials to create colourful glassware – lamps, vases jugs and various other items…..with a beautiful use of colour and high quality finish.
Sinead Ryan‘benog’.designs. https://www.facebook.com/sinead.ryan.798
Craft: Original designs …..created and handcrafted woollen fashion accessories……and including funky tea cosies ……all hand crocheted. Sinead will demonstrate crocheting techniques throughout the day.
AinmdoLiz Cashin - www.ainmdo.ie
Craft: Handmade Nameplaques for children’s bedroom doors, lettering made from modeling clay on pine boards – various colours and designs available..
Orlaith Kavanagh Cardshttps://www.facebook.com/cardsbydesign
Craft: Handmade cards for all occasions. Baby gifts.
Maria Home DecorationsMaria Ryan www.mariahomedecorations.com
Craft: Handmade and vintage decorations for your home. Sewing items….. Children’s aprons, fabric bags for girls, bunting, cushions, peg bags, lavender hearts, fabric pictures, doll cushions and dresses.
The Basket WorkshopCamphill Community Ballymoney – Basketweaving. - http://www.camphill.ie/ballymoney
Craft: Variety of handcrafted basket items – including bread baskets, shopping baskets, laundry baskets, log baskets and much more. Demonstrating their creative basketry skills. Their basket weaving skills are highly regarded. There will be lots of high quality willow baskets for sale on the day. Every basket is unique and special – there’s no other like it!
Lizzieb.ie - Liz Boweswww.lizzieB.ie
Craft: Handmade candles for all occasions to order. Soaps, room sprays, lip balms and creams.
Fox WoodturningJohn Fox.
Craft: Variety of wood turned items including lamps, bowls, clocks and candleholders. All items hand turned from exclusively Irish timber.
Annoushka DesignGeraldine Flanagan.
Craft: Handmade jewellery collection - porcelain, pearl and crystal. Hand made ‘lap duvets’
Desuin CandlesMary Young.
Irish Handmade Scented Candles www.myinfo.ie/Desuin_Candles/
Craft: A variety of handmade scented candles. Some made from recycled wax.
Laura Cassidy Designwww.lauracassidydesign.com
Craft: Stylish yet casual daywear hats that combine traditional shapes and fabrics with new ideas and comtemporary materials, expressing the functionality of millinery.
Dolores Keaveney– Children’s Author and Artist www.doloreskeaveney.com
Craft: Author and illustrator of children’s books including “If I were a Bee”, Jenny the little brown hen’, ‘ Earth Angels’, and ‘Beelicious recipes with honey’. All books are colourfully illustrated by Dolores. Dolores is also a watercolour artist.
D‘don’t mind if I do’Jewellery. Deirdre Lawlor http://www.madeinwestmeath.ie/designer/deirdre-lawlor
Craft: Handcrafted jewellery ranging from earings, necklaces, bracelets to floral brooches….. All items finished to a high standard.
Sunrose GardenMartin Flood – www.sunrosegarden.com
Craft: Handmade natural soap (using local rapeseed oil). Face care creams and serums. Bath salts, body scrubs, natural liquid soap, body butters and gift packs.
Purpose MosaicMargaret Twomey Allen. www.purposemosaic-jewellery.com
Craft: Handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Gemstone, pearl and glass jewellery. Vintage Bridal Bouquets.
Elaine Todd DesignsElaine Todd. www.elainetodddesigns.com
Craft: Handmade quilted and sewn crafted goods – baby quilts, cushions, tea cosies, coasters, fabric hanging hearts, tote bags, lavender sachets and hand sewn cards.
Dave WalshThe Celtic Stick Maker from Co. Wexford.
Craft: Handcrafted walking sticks and carvings in wood. Dave will demonstrate his unique woodcarving skill throughout the day, and share his enthusiasm for his creative craft.
Bell Amie BeadsJacqueline Joynt www.belleamiebeads.ie
Craft: Hand designed bracelet making kits for children and teenagers.
Daisy Chain CraftsLaura Oxley. www.daisychaincrafts.ie
Craft: 100% natural handmade soap, lip balms,handrolled beewax candles, beadwork, braided bracelets. Laura will demonstrate the fine art of bobbin lacemaking.
MK Woodcrafts- Mark McKenna. www.mkwoodcrafts.com
Craft: Handmade mirrors and coffee tables using native Irish elm timber.
Greenstown Studios- Sylvia Butcher.
Craft: Handcrafted cards, bookmarks, prints, booklets, fridge magnets and stationery.
Clever Cow Pottery– Rose Sharpe..
Craft: Handcast and handpainted stoneware cups, bowls, jugs, plant pots, window boxes. Sculptured sheep, cows and quirky ornaments. Rose will have handmade pottery animals ready…. for children to paint and glue onto a picture frame, throughout the day.
Glenmore CraftsGeorgina McCarthy.
Craft: Quilting – ‘The Quillow’ – A blanket in a pillow. Variety of handcrafts.
James French Handcrafts
Craft: Handcrafted wine racks, key racks, umbrella stands, footscrapes and coat hangers…..all made from horse shoes, also mandalas made from siliver coated copper wire.
James Hickey WoodturningJames Hickey
Craft: Variety of wood turned items including clocks, lamps, bowls and candle holders. All items made from natural felled air dried native wood.
Tivole Jewellery Collection
Catherine Barber Crochet
Craft: Handcrafted Crochet clothing and Knitwear items.
The Soap BakeryDeirdre McCarthy.
Craft: Handmade natural soap and bath salts. Also hand knitted mohair and silk wraps. Handknitted cotton “tulip” scarves.
Crafts In Action!
Demonstrations include basket weaving by The Basket Workshop, Camphill Ballymoney Community http://www.camphill.ie/ballymoney,…..
These demonstrations are an absolute MUST see!
Craft Village proves to be a big attraction at our ever popular Tinahely Show.
The Craft Village at the Tinahely Show 2012 attracted exhibitors from far and wide, to showcase, promote and sell their creative and unique 100% Irish handmade crafts to the public. Demand for stands was again high this year and there was a fantastic range of crafts, which were beautifully displayed and very well presented. It was the place to look for something original, of excellent quality and value for money, such as beautifully designed jewellery, pottery, basketweaving, woodturning, ceramics, woodcarving, glassware, crochet, knitwear, children's books, candles, soaps, paper craft and much much more.
The Craft Village was a busy, enjoyable and friendly experience for all - visitors and exhibitors alike. Large numbers of people enjoyed browsing and discussing products with highly skilled craftspeople.
This year, we were delighted to welcome new craftspeople as well as our regulars. Many of our regular exhibitors sold to repeat customers who frequent our Craft Village every year. It was also a perfect opportunity for the public to connect with new craftspeople and a chance to buy affordable and original craft items for their homes, gifts for family, friends and of course, for themselves.
There was best of Craft Village Exhibits with trophies awarded to
1st prize winner
Dolores Keaveney - Children's Author and Artist
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
2nd Prize Winner
Rose Sharpe - Clever Cow Pottery.
Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
Thanks to everyone who visited our Craft Village at The Tinahely Show to encourage and support our talented craftspeople