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, rug-hooking, 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, hard-carved walking canes, woodturning, basket-weaving, metalwork, fused glass wall art, crochet, knitwear, soft toys, fabric handbags, children’s books, Irish linen, glassware, hand-painted silks, 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.
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 2017
|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.
|Benóg – Sinead Ryan
Craft: Designer woollen hand-crocheted fashion accessories and funky tea cosies. Original watercolour paintings.
|Wrap It – Kristina Riauke
Craft: Decoupage, personalized hand-stitched presents, craft supplies (buttons, fat quarters).
|Adam’s Printing Press – Benji Bennett
Craft: Irish award winning and best selling children’s books.
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.
Craft: Natural hand-made candles in teacups and glasses, china cake plates, handmade soaps and bath bombs, all natural filled neck warmers with essential oils.
Craft: Fused Glass wall art, frames, jewellery and embroidery frames.
Craft: Grindlewood – Children’s fantasy adventure novels for 8-12 year olds.
|Irish Linen Craft- Phil Walsh
Craft: Irish linen crafts, wild herb elixirs.
|Fiona Markham – Textiles
Craft: Fabric handbags, zipped purses and pouches, clip purses and wallets, key rings, cushions.
|Mark and Rosie East
Craft: Knitted and crocheted soft toys, novelty teacosies, hats and headbands.
|Thomas O Loughlin – The Wood Factory
Craft: Chopping boards, serving boards, side tables, candle holders.
|Daisy Chain Crafts – Laura Oxley
Craft: Handmade natural soap (bars, loofah, cakes, minisets, felted) pure beeswax candles, natural bath salts, homemade fudge.
|Shepi Originals – Judy Coulson
Craft: Designer handmade fleece clothing and accessories. Kiddies fleece hoodies, baby suits/wraps, jackets. Selection of children’s corduroy and cotton summer dresses and dungarees.
Craft: Paintings on canvas, stones, shells and glassware.
|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.
|Don’t Mind If I Do – Deirdre O’ Dare Lawlor
Craft: Handmade jewellery and bookmarks.
|Wexford Lavender Farm – Moira Hart
Craft: Dried lavender, teacup candles, hand cream, essential oil, soap, lavender fabric sachets.
|Keith Lloyd Photography
Craft: Greeting cards and prints of flowers, landscapes, churches and wildlife, photographed and printed by Keith.
|Full Colour by Rachel
Craft: Paintings on slate, wood, stones and canvas. Greeting cards.
Craft: Personalised scrabble art incorporating mini-figures, paper and more.
Craft: Feltmaking., painting and jewellery. Handmade merino wool scarves, hats, brooches, 3D pictures, bookmarks, pens, soap in a coat, kids hairbands and bracelets.
|MK Woodcraft – Mark McKenna
Craft: Handmade wooden mirrors and coffee tables using native timbers.
Craft: Original paintings on canvas, limited edition prints and greeting cards.
|Marian Fahey and Phil McGuirk
Craft: Hand sewn teddies, aprons, quilts, cushions, bags and more.
Craft: Artist and author. Children’s books, prints, pottery.
|Green Angel Skincare
Craft: Award winning range of luxury Irish skincare, all hand-made with essential oils.
|Wool Gallery Gorey- Elizabeth Whelan
Craft: Baby cardigans, hats, scarves, wool and accessories.
|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.
|‘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.
|Little Scrap – Deborah Von Metzradt
Craft: Upcycled clothing and accessories for ladies and children, blamkets, rugs and wall hangings. Rug hooking demonstration on show day.
|Suzy’s Fairy Doors – Susan Ryan
Craft: Handmade fairy houses, doors, clothes lines with hand stitched clothes, beds, rocking chairs, picnic benches, wishing wells, fridge magnets, fairy flower pots, picture frames, swings, fairy dust.
|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 eco-soy candles, handmade in Ireland, fragranced using only pure essential oils. The range include 50 hour Glass Tumbler Candles, 20 hour Tin candles and Wax Tert Melts for use in oil burners. There are 8 core pure essential oil fragrances and 3 limited edition seasonal fragrances.
|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.
|Ainmdo – Liz Cashin
Craft: Ceramics, modelling clay. Name plaques for children’s bedroom doors, box frames for crazy sheep and mad cows, personalised fairy doors, gifts for all occasions.
|Designs by Freya – Aoife Greene
Craft: Handmade semi-precious stone jewellery, greeting cards, bookmarks, candles in vintage china, kids crayons, wooden plaques, scarf pendants.
Craft: String art and wooden coasters, buttons. Hand made string art. Quirky and unique gifts. Demonstration of string art on show day.
|Darlene Garr Art
Craft: Art and design, art, hand painted silk scarves and shawls, hand painted glassware and glass jewellery.
|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.
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.