Roscommon Craft Showcase at the Leitrim Design House

On Culture Night 2016, the Leitrim Design House in Carrick-on-Shannon, in association with Roscommon Enterprise Office, will present a specially curated exhibition of a selection of craft and design. Join us for refreshments at 7 pm and view this specially curated exhibition of the very best of craft and design from County Roscommon. The exhibition runs from Friday, 16th September-Saturday, 15th October.

  The exhibitors include Siobhan Cox Carlos with her gorgeous silk scarves. Each scarf is an individual piece of art.

  Geraldine Beirne is a textile artist specialising in bespoke textile art pieces. Her work incorporates traditional and contemporary hand and machine embroidery and her design inspiration comes from her love of flowers, trees, nature and the ever-changing beauty of the landscape.

  We have original glass paintings from husband and wife team Andrew and Vida Pain, who founded the company Black Hen. They have combined their artistic talents to create a beautiful range of paintings and prints.

  Franziska Lienberger from Irish Felt Fairies will have a collection of fairies on display. Franziska says: “I just think that in today’s world, we all need a bit of magic and wonder, and to believe in something so simple like fairies and to remember how we were as children where everything was possible and real”. The fairies are handmade using fine soft merino wool and are all one of a kind.

  Flaming Wicked Candles are contemporary wax products, hand-made with love by visual artist Úna Spain. Marrying contemporary design with traditional and innovative techniques, Una produces more than just candles, but also luminaries, vases and bowls.

  We are pleased to welcome Patricia Flaherty from Naomh Padraig Handcrafts with her range of Irish rush and willow baskets. Patricia is over 20 years in the business trading mainly wholesale to craft shops and boutiques in Ireland, U.S.A., mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

  Tracey McTiernan from Hazelrock Beads makes all her jewellery at her kitchen table. Using ethically mined gemstones, Tracey creates one-off pieces of jewellery i.e. earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.

  Kate Murtagh Sheridan is a freelance visual artist, craftsperson and teacher. During her development as an artist, Kate has always pushed herself away from predictable styles of work.

  Rachel Feeley designs and creates bespoke headpieces. Rachel’s passion for fashion has seen her business flourish with unique and imaginative handmade pieces. She uses sinamay, beading, lace, netting, flowers and jewellery to create wonderful bespoke pieces.

  Smyth Knives are among a handful of knife-makers in Ireland. Their clients come from diverse backgrounds and have one thing in common, they appreciate of the value of a Smyth Knife. Each knife is unique and handcrafted using Irish wood and Irish leather.   Check out http://www.thedock.ie/events/culture-night-celebrations for further information.