We have a fabulous array of craft demonstrations in the Craft Village at this year’s show, including basket weaving, wood-carving, mandala-making, jewellery-making, string-art, knitting, crochet and lace making.
The Craft Village marquee is a well established attraction, which proudly promotes original, handcrafted, and Irish made products. All the exhibits in the Craft Village feature beautifully designed and superbly crafted pieces such as jewellery, pottery, woodturning, basket-weaving, metalwork, fused glass wall art, crochet, knitwear, soft toys, fabric handbags, Irish linen, glassware, hand-painted silks, candles, luxury soaps and skincare products, paper craft and more.
This year, we are delighted to welcome new exhibitors as well as our regulars. Thanks to all the exhibitors at this year’s Craft Village and we wish them an enjoyable and successful day at the Tinahely Show.
Judges will choose the ‘Best of Craft Village’ exhibits and awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners.
For more information contact: Anne Mulhall (087) 826 7128.
Craft Village Participants 2016
‘Lizzie B’ – Liz Bowes
Craft: Handmade soaps, candles, room diffusers and natural body balms. LizzieB soaps are handmade using only natural ingredients olive oil, coconut oil & the finest essential oils, herbs and dried flowers, the result is a beautiful, gentle soap.
Benóg – Sinead Ryan
Craft: Woollen hats, scarves, mittens and funky tea cosies.
Wrap It – Kristina Riauke
Craft: Decoupage, personalized hand-stitched presents, craft supplies (buttons, fat quarters, cross stitch kits).
Irish Linen Craft- Phil Walsh
Craft: Irish linen, soap hand made from goats milk, beaded jewellery
Adam’s Printing Press – Benji Bennett
Craft: Irish award winning and best selling children’s books. Adam’s Cloud is the magical home of Angel Adam and his award winning bedtime adventure story books for children encouraging love, laughter & play in the family home. Adam’s books were written by his Dad, award winning author Benji Bennett, and a portion of the price of each book goes to charities Barretstown, Make a Wish and Anam Cara.
Pauline Hiney and Yvonne Hiney
Craft: Fused Glass wall art, jewellery and clocks. Also natural hand-made soy candles, made with essential oils and cotton wicks, no perfumes or paraffin. Natural soaps hand made from goats milk, oatmeal, shea butter and essential oils, no perfumes.
Mill House Knitwear- Pauline Flynn
Craft: Ladies cotton wraps and ponchos.
Angelinas’s Artventures – Angelina Foster
Craft: Design, print of hand drawn calligraphy, illustration and storyteller photography. Irish language umbrellas, storyteller coasters, placemats and bags.
Fiona Markham – Textiles
Craft: Fabric handbags, purses, wallets, totes, shoulder bags, zip purses, key ring fobs, travel jewellery pouches.
Mark and Rosie East
Craft: Knitted and crocheted soft toys, novelty teacosies, hats and blankets.
Thomas O Loughlin Woodcraft
Craft: Woodcraft, Chopping boards, serving boards, small coffee tables, tea lights all handcrafted from Irish hardwood.
Daisy Chain Crafts – Laura Oxley
Craft: Handmade Natural Soap, pure beeswax candles, 100% natural bath salts, beadwork, homemade fudge and a lace making demonstration.
Shepi Originals – Judy Coulson
Craft: Designer handmade clothing and accessories. Childrens fleece hoodies, jackets, pinafores and accessroies. Baby fleece snuggle bags/wraps/pixie hats. Women’s fleece hats.
Geraldine Flanagan Ceramics
Craft: Paintings using porcelain and acrylics mounted on wood, porcelain/gold jewellery, bowls, candle holders and platters, children’s name brooches.
Wool Gallery Gorey- Elizabeth Whelan
Craft: Baby cardigans, hats, scarves, wool and accessories.
Don’t Mind If I Do – Deirdre O’ Dare Lawlor
Craft: Handmade earrings, bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, brooches and spectacle chains, made using various stones, ceramics and glass. Demonstration on the day, using a kumihimo disk to weave a necklace.
Wexford Lavender Farm – Moira Hart
Craft: Lavender products. Dried lavender bags, hand cream, essential oil, soap, sewn fabric bags, lavender wreaths, wicker hearts with lavender.
MK Woodcraft – Mark McKenna
Craft: Handmade wooden mirrors and coffee tables using native timbers.
Camphill Community Ballymoney- Renate Bradbury
Craft: Variety of handcrafted items including shopping baskets, flower baskets, bread baskets, laundry baskets, waste paper baskets, chicken egg baskets, log baskets and garden structures. There will be an exhibit of the traditional baskets used in filming ‘Vikings’. They will also be demonstrating their unique basket-weaving skills throughout the day.
Wild Irish Crafts– Mary and Joe O’ Brien
Craft: Arranging pressed flowers on verse for all occasions.
Shane Casey- Children’s Books
Craft: Children’s Books. Two Dyslexia friendly children’s books about Irish wildlife. ‘Nature’s Secret Adventures’ and ‘Nature’s Hidden Adventures’. Each book contains three richly descriptive and illustrated stories aimed at introducing children to local wildlife. Sets of 6 greeting cards depicting characters from the books.
Craft: Crochet. Ladies crocheted cardigans and shrugs.
Tivole Gemstone Jewellery – Rosemary Crawford
Craft: Designed and handmade quality, unique, semi-precious gemstone jewellery – necklaces and matching bracelets and earrings. Selection of bead jewellery for children. Jewellery making demonstration on show day.
Emma’s So Naturals
Craft: All natural handmade eco-soy candles fragranced using only pure essential oils. 3 candle sizes in 8 natural fragrances. Candles contain no paraffin, no parabens, no synthetic fragrance and no artificial dyes.
The Liffey Forge- James French
Craft: Recycled and upcycled horseshoes made into useful household and garden items. Metal mixed with native Irish hardwoods. Also mandala wire games (symbols of peace and harmony). Mandala making demonstration on show day.
Designs by Freya – Aoife Greene
Craft: Handmade jewellery, greeting cards, bookmarks, plaques, candles in vintage china, tiered cake plates.
Dave Walsh – Handcrafted Walking Sticks
Craft: Hand Crafted Walking sticks in wood and horn, carved animal head walking canes and a carving demonstration on the day.
Bluefredfish Creative Arts- Emma Firth
Craft: String art and paper flowers. Hand made string art. Quirky and unique gifts. Demonstration of string art on show day.
Wooly Apple Knits- Bernadette Ormsby
Craft: Unique handcrafted children’s knitwear and accessories.
Foxwoodturning – John Fox
Craft: Hand turned lamps, bowls and candleholders all made from exclusively Irish timber
Darlene Garr Art
Craft: Art and design, art, hand painted silk scarves and shawls, hand painted glassware and glass jewellery.
Best of Craft Village Exhibit Winners 2016
1st Prize Winner: Thomas J Woodcrafts
Thomas O’Loughlin, pictured with judges Deirrdre Fahy and Celine O’Dowd www.thomasjwoodcrafts.ie
2nd Prize winner: Shane Casey- Children’s Books
Shane Casey, pictured with judges Deirrdre Fahy and Celine O’Dowd www.shanecaseybooks.ie
3rd Prize winner: Dave Walsh- Walking Sticks
Dolores Keaveney (centre) with Judges Rachael Wolstenholme and Deirdre Fahy. www.doloreskeaveney.com
Very Highly Commended
Bernadette Ormsby- Wooly Apple Knits
Very Highly Commended
Emma Firth- Bluefredfish Creative Arts www.etsy.com/shop/bluefredfish