We spent the morning at the Kilkenny Design Center, which is home to The National Design and Craft Gallery located in the former stable yard of Kilkenny Castle.
There was an exhibition of fascinating designer wear, much of it featuring unexpected materials. Just like Project Runway! The piece below has yards and yards of pleated fabric. I’m guessing it’s quite heavy to wear.
The piece below looks fierce. But in fact, the spikes attached to the acrylic square are soft.
Love the laser-cut look of this suit. Somehow I missed the designer’s name.
Behind the Design Center are artists’ studios. In a center courtyard is an art installation. Loved it.
Through the courtyard is a lovely manor home and garden.
We headed to Grennon Mill Craft School for a silk fusion papermaking workshop with artist Tunde Toth. I’ve never done silk papermaking before but found the process easy to learn, enjoyable, and one which allowed much creativity both in producing the paper and using it afterward. Here’s a brief photo essay of the process.
Iron afterward to dry the paper which takes some time. Some class samples.
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