Craftivist Boot Camp to take place in Limerick

Craftivist Boot Camp

Craftivist Boot Camp to take place in Limerick

Artist group, Fold and Rise in collaboration with NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network are hosting a creative series of workshops for women: Labour of Love – Craftivist Boot Camp.

Fab Lab Limerick on Rutland Street is the setting for ‘Labour of Love’ which includes a number of workshops running across November 29th and 30th.

The workshops will run on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm, with a light lunch provided between 12 pm – 2 pm. The overall aim of Labour of Love Craftivist Boot Camp is to shine a light on the value of care and celebrate those who deliver it. This project is funded by Creative Ireland and Limerick City and County Council through Creative Ireland Made in Limerick Grant 2019.

Craftivist Boot Camp


The workshops will include crafts and activities such as: an intergenerational performance piece inspired by the art of folding sheets, sharing stories of household labour as caring actions and as unseen labour, making mandalas – circular motifs inspired by working together from sieving flour as Street Art, darning, pressing, turning up and mending rips and tears in the social fabric using your own and your family’s clothes as symbols of self-care and collaborating with artists and be part of a global project on Women’s Labour.

Maeve Collins and Julie Griffiths of Fold and Rise said, “This project was created in response to conversations we’ve been having with women around the caring work they carry out and the values and appreciation we hold around it. Labour of Love is about the sharing and celebrating the wealth of knowledge we hold as women and acknowledging the hours of unpaid labour left to women in a way that is fun, thought-provoking and engaging.”

Edel Geraghty, NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network Coordinator, added, “This is a wonderful opportunity to have conversations with women about the nature and value of their care work in such an interesting and creative way”.

Event details:

Labour of Love – Craftivist Boot Camp

FAB Lab, Rutland St., Limerick

Fri Nov 29 and Sat Nov 30

10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Lunch provided 12-2 pm

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