Textile Journey Festival 2023

The Textile Journey Festival is a celebration of creativity and all things wool, and textile.

It includes a variety of events: a summer camp, demonstrations, open studios & workshops. The festival is an invitation to everyone: come and try making or exploring textiles. Lets connect to each other.

Daily Demonstrations will showcase the skills of some of the most loved Irish textile artists: Cosima Malloy, Helen Crawford, Jane Fox, Mary Palmer, Kim Lin Morris, Rachel McKinney, Aine Dunne, Suzanne Duke, Patricia O’Connor and Niki Collier. 

A materials and tools exchange will run each day. Its a place where you can swap bits from your stash and explore new materials, tools and techniques that they you have never tried before.

Following the tradition of the festival, a sharing panel – an art installation developed through the facilitators – will emerge throughout the week. Please join us in making this art piece.

Summer Camp

10am-1pm, 31st July – 4th August

In parallel with the festival activities, a Summer Camp for children aged 6-16 will take place between 10am and 1pm each day. This is a private event run by one of our members, Niki Collier. Tickets can be booked here. The camp will give children the chance to try different textile techniques each day, including: eco dying, felting, embroidery, and lace-making while at the same time considering upcycling and recycling of materials.

Annual Exhibition of Textile Journey Group

All Day, 31st July – 6th August, The Orangery, Marlay Park


Curious to see how many journeys you can take with a handful of fibres or some old rugs? Join our inspiring panel of artists to see textile making, knitting, weaving and so much more:

2pm – 5pm, Monday 31st August

Knitting & Spinning with Imelda Quinlan and Cosima Malloy

2pm – 5pm, Tuesday 1st August

Tie Dying & Stitching with Mary Palmer and Kim Lin Morris

2pm – 5pm, Wednesday 2nd August

Fibre Blending, Felting & Spinning with Jane Fox and Cosima Malloy

2pm – 5pm, Thursday 3rd August

Interactive textile making with Niki Collier, Cosima Malloy, Helen Crawford, Jane Fox, Mary Palmer, Kim Lin Morris, Rachel McKinney, Aine Dunne, Suzanne Duke & Patricia O’Connor. 

2pm -5 pm, Friday 4rd August

Weaving & Embriodery with Niki Collier and Eithne Carey

Open Studio Saturday

10am -4pm, 6th August

Niki Collier Open Studio Day- come and discover the womancave home to 50 scissors, 100kg of wool and 100 meters of silk.

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