Don’t miss this year’s Craft Village which promises to be a treasure trove of quality, hand-made crafts and fine artwork. This year we have 28 talented craftspeople who will showcase their beautiful handcrafted pieces.
We have an interesting array of craft demonstrations in the Craft Village at this year’s show, including basket weaving, lavender wand making, leather stitching, knitting, crochet, wood-carving, watercolour painting and mandala-making.
The Craft Village marquee 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, hard-carved walking canes, woodturning, basket-weaving, picture frames, metalwork, crochet, knitwear, soft toys, fabric handbags and purses, decoupage household accessories, lavender products, leather bags, belts and wallets, chair covers, children’s books, Irish linen, candles, luxury soaps and skincare products, original art, greeting cards, handmade clothing and accessories, fairy houses and more.
This year, we are delighted to welcome many 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.
For more information contact: Anne Mulhall (087) 826 7128.
Craft Village Participants 2018
|Dave Walsh – Handcrafted Walking Sticks
Craft: Hand Crafted Walking sticks in wood and horn, carved animal head walking canes. Stickmaking and carving demonstration on show day.
|Wrapit – Kristina Riauke
Craft: Decoupaged items, personalized hand-stitched items, mixed media notebooks.
|Lucy O’Gorman Ceramics
Craft: Unique ceramic pieces ranging from functional crockery and tableware to sculptural and commissioned pieces.
|Bee Free Designs – Caoimhe Tuthill
Craft: Handmade designer childrens clothing and accessories. Felt shawls and accessories. Wet felted pictures.
Craft: Grindlewood – Children’s fantasy adventure novels for 8-12 year olds.
|Suzy’s Fairy Doors – Susan Ryan
Craft: Handmade fairy houses, doors, accessories such as clothes lines with hand stitched clothes, beds, rocking chairs, picnic benches, swings, ladders.
|Fiona Markham – Textiles
Craft: Fabric handbags, zipped purses and pouches, clip purses and wallets, key rings, zipper pulls.
|Mark and Rosie East
Craft: Knitted and crocheted soft toys, novelty teacosies.
|Irish Linen Craft- Phil Walsh
Craft: Irish linen crafts, wild herb balms and creams, handmade jewellery..
|Timeless Designs- Brian Smyth
Craft: Handmade picture frames.
|Adam’s Printing Press – Benji Bennett
Craft: Irish award winning and best selling children’s books. Book signing by Benji Bennett.
Adam’s Printing Press is a Dublin based publishing company specialising in Benji Bennett’s picture rhyming styled children’s books. Two of Benji’s books ‘Before You Sleep’ and ‘When You Were Born’ have won the Irish Children’s Book of the Year award in 2009 and 2013 respectively. There are eight books in the Adam’s Amazing Adventures series and since 2009 the books are consistently placed on the children’s bestseller list. The reading age is for newborns up to ten years old.
|Shepi Originals – Judy Coulson
Craft: Designer handmade fleece clothing and accessories. Kids fleece hoodies, babywear. Summer dresses, dungarees and beachwear.
|Camphill Community Ballymoney- Renate Bradbury
Craft: Variety of handcrafted items including shopping baskets, flower baskets, bread baskets, laundry baskets, waste paper baskets, dog baskets, cat igloos, log baskets, vegetable and fruit baskets. They will also be demonstrating their unique basket-weaving skills throughout the day.
|Chair FX – Kym McGrath and Kerry-Anne O’Connor
Craft: Don’t replace your old chairs, ChairFX them. Beautifully crafted dining chair covers designed by sisters Kym McGrath and Kerry-Anne O’Connor. Affordable, machine washable and available in a variety of colours, patterns and sizes.
|Wexford Lavender Farm – Moira Hart
Craft: Dried lavender bunches, sewn lavender bags, wooden hearts with lavender, hand cream, body lotion. Lavender wand making demonstration on show day.
|Keith Lloyd Photography
Craft: Greeting cards and prints of flowers, landscapes, churches and wildlife, photographed and printed by Keith.
|Wool Gallery Gorey- Linda Conway
Craft: Hand-knitted and crocheted items.
|Creen Creations- P.J. O’Loughlin
Craft: Handmade wooden home accessories, coasters, candle holders, chopping boards,, clocks, wine bottle holders, platters, small pieces of furniture.
|Green Angel Skincare
Craft: Award winning range of luxury Irish skincare, all hand-made with seaweed and essential oils. Try out some skin care samples on show day.
|Mill House Knitwear- Pauline Flynn
Craft: Ladies cotton wraps and ponchos.
|Un Nouveau Look- Claire Russell
Craft: Handmade, handpainted decoupage décor. Tile coasters, memo boards, signs, chalk boards, pots, tissue boxes, hand painted furniture items.
|Sarah Corner Artist
Craft: Oil and watercolour painting and limited edition prints, greeting cards. Watercolour painting demonstration on show day.
|The Craft Cabin- Elizabeth Whelan
Craft: Baby cardigans, hats, scarves, wool and accessories.
|Tayleur Leather- Karl Coleman
Craft: Handmade, handstitched leather belts, wristbands, wallets, bags, leather pendants etc. Leather handstitching demonstration on show day.
|Emma’s So Naturals
Craft: All natural handmade eco-soy candles, melts, soap, candles accessories. Eco friendly household products. Natural Irish made health and beauty products
|The Liffey Forge- James Ffrench
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.
|Foxwoodturning – John Fox
Craft: Hand turned lamps, bowls and candleholders all made from exclusively Irish timber
|Wooly Apple Knits- Bernadette Ormsby
Craft: Unique handcrafted children’s knitwear and accessories.
Craft:Hand painted pendants and alcohol ink pictures
Craft: Handmade jewellery from resin, wood and metals.
Best of Craft Village Exhibit Winners 2017
1st Prize Winner: Sinead Ryan, Benog
Sinead Ryan, Benog (centre) winner of Best Exhibit in Craft Village, with judges Mary Fleming and Frances Hackett
2nd Prize winner: Emma’s So Naturals
David Fallon, Emma’s So Naturals, 2nd Prize winner in Craft Village, with judges Mary Fleming and Frances Hackett.
3rd Prize winner: Mara Painter
Frances Hackett, Mara Painter (3rd prize winner), Michael Doherty and Mary Fleming.
Marian Fahey and Phil McGuirk (centre) with Frances Hackett and Mary Fleming.
Darlene Garr (centre) with Judges Frances Hackett and Mary Fleming.