Sharing FeltHappiness

In December 2021, my family and I moved to Dublin, Ireland and the shed was transformed into a Textile Studio.

My New Studio in Ireland


  • On the 26th of October I will be vending hats at the Dublin Fibre Festival in Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8.


  • On April 7th, 2024, I helped to organise the Dublin Hat Walk in St Stephens Green Park.
  • In March 2024, I taught how to make Nunofelted Cowls at the Basic and Beyond workshop of Feltmakers Ireland. 
  • In February 2024, I created a prototype felted biretta for an opera production in the the USA.
  • In October 2023, my Lotus Pod Hat was part of Feltmakers Ireland's 'Bountiful' exhibition at the Phoenix Park Visitors' Centre. 
  • Two felted hats were part of a group exhibition, 'Wonderful WOOL' of Region 14 of the International Feltmakers Association, in the Larne Museum and Arts Centre, Larne, Northern Ireland from July 6 - 27, 2023.
  • A hat was part of a group exhibition at the Galway Wool Co-op's Meitheal, in Athenry, Galway on the 22nd of July, 2023
  • August Craft Month - I hosted an Open Studio, the 6th of August, 11 AM - 4 PM. Come and see the tiny shed where I create my whimsical hats! Plus, you can make your own felted mossy 'stone' using Irish-raised Jacob Wool.
  • As part of August Craft Month, on August 20th Feltmakers Ireland had an Open Day, where we shared the magic of feltmaking. I was the lead organiser for the Guild.
  • Participated at the Pop-Up Gallery's market at Against the Grain on July 15th, 1-6 PM.
  • Hid a needle felted mushroom in Merrion Square Park as part of Game of Shrooms - June 10th.
  • Helped coordinate volunteers for the Feltmakers Ireland guild at Bord Bia's Bloom, Friday and Saturday, the 2nd and 3rd of June, from 11 AM to 5 PM, located in area 26 of the DCCI's Irish Craft Village, in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Read the recap over at the Feltmakers Ireland blog.
  • Became responsible for Marketing Communications for Feltmakers Ireland. It's a volunteer position, but I am keen!
  • Celebrating Wool - the Legacy of Brigid. Includes fibre-related demonstrations, panel and exhibition space. I shared how a hat is wet-felted from Merino and Irish-raised Jacob wool in Newbridge. 
  • Participated at Showcase Ireland, Stand C91, 22-24th January 2023 at RDS, Dublin.
  • Member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Also part of the Made Local campaign.
  • Joined the Irish Guild of Weavers, Knitters, and Spinners
  • Member of RISDmade, an online source for goods from makers and designers who have graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design.
  • Part of a juried group exhibition, Building Bridges with Feltmakers Ireland at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre, 5th-22nd of December.
  • Five fruit hats were part of an exhibition with Poppins Hats in Japan.
  • Exhibited a series of pods at Sculpture in Context, Thursday, 1st of September to Friday, the 7th of October, in the Wisteria Tent of the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Held Open Studio every Sunday for August Craft Month 2022.
  • Shared the wonders of felt at Dublin Maker Event, Saturday, 23rd of July 2022 in Merrion Square Park, Dublin, Ireland. 
  • Demonstrated beret layout and shared my hats at the Sunday Session of the Feltmakers' Ireland Guild, March, 2022.



From my creatively fruitful time of living in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (2014-2021) 

Before that. I lived in Norwich, UK  (2003-2014)  - see link


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Continuing Education:


  • During to the Coronavirus quarantine, I took the opportunity to expand my feltmaking skills. I attended several stimulating, online felting classes. These include Zsofia Marx's Stunning Hats, Fiona Duthie's Fibre + Paper, Lena Archbold's Loop de Loop Infinity Scarf, and Judit Poc's Form within a Form Class, via the Northeast Feltmakers Guild.



    Formal Education: