Craft Workshop: Birdie in the Window 29 Jan 2022

In this workshop with artist Niki Collier, you’ll try the oldest textile making craft - wet felting.

This workshop will focus on teaching you the skills and techniques of the ancient craft of felt making. You will transform simple wool fibres into colour fabric and artworks without the need for needle and thread. Niki will guide you through the fun process of creating a stained-glass effect with wool in which you’ll create and place your own colourful felted bird.

Niki is creating an online exhibition of felted stained glass with Feltmakers Ireland funded by Design and Crafts Council Ireland. If you wish to be part of this exhibition Niki would be delighted to take a photo of your artwork during the workshop to add to the gallery.

COVID-19 Measures...

We want you to feel comfortable and confident in attending live in-person workshops at The Ark and can reassure you that we have safety measures in place and will continue to adjust these in response to public health.

The limited number of workshop participants will be sitting in pods that will be spaced a minimum of two metres apart. Enhanced ventilation, cleaning and hygiene measures are in place, with hand sanitising stations and one-way systems.

Face coverings are mandatory for grown-ups and young people aged 13+ at all times while inside The Ark, while children under 13 are encouraged to wear face coverings if they feel comfortable to do so.

You can find out more about The Ark's COVID-19 Safety Measures here. If you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us by email at or by phone on 01 6707788 from Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Refunds & Cancellation Policy: If any events are cancelled by The Ark whether due to COVID-19 or any other reason, then we refund all audiences affected. As part of our COVID-19 protocols, we ask that if you are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you follow government guidelines, remain at home and self-isolate. Our box office can arrange a refund of your ticket in these circumstances provided you let us know at least an hour in advance of the workshop.