Above: Model is wearing a knitwear ensemble by Hanora K Designs and the scarf is Daiva’s Textiles, pictured at the Craft Hub
Local talented designers celebrated National Design Week by displaying some of their beautiful, unique pieces at the open night of Limerick Craft Hub on Thursday November 6th.
Showcasing the best of craft and design handmade in Limerick, the Limerick Craft Hub is a vibrant addition to the Limerick city’s creative culture. Inside is the city’s newest and largest craft shop, a craft gallery, a craft classroom and open studios where you can meet the craft workers and watch their skills at work. Come along and browse the handmade crafts, see how they are made, take a class – get crafty!
Those who attended got the opportunity to get their hands on some beautiful, hand-made designs from the best of Limerick talent. Also on show on the night was Limerick’s most exciting cultural legacy project, Forgotten Silver jewellery being made before visitor’s eyes, as well as bespoke felt-making by Fabulous Felt. This is more than a shop; the Craft Hub is a centre of design excellence with designers working in their onsite studios that make up part of this design co-op.
If you choose to invest in a unique hat by Olainn Milinery, or a piece of ceramic design by Clare Jordan, your money is going directly to the artists who are choosing Limerick as their base and workplace. Why spend your hard won cash on pieces that everybody else has when you can be happy in the knowledge that every euro invested in beautiful things at the Craft Hub is an investment in Limerick’s legacy as a centre of design excellence, and in your fabulous wardrobe and home! Give beautiful gifts, be proud of what you buy, let your gift have its own story.
The evening culminated in a fashion show featuring knitwear from Caroline Mitchell, Hanora K, Daivas’ Textiles and unique pieces by Susan McCarthy Designs.
The Craft Hub plays host to ongoing workshops for children and adults in crafting, knitting, ceramics, felt-making and silversmithing. Vouchers for workshops make unique and priceless gifts that just might help make that budding artist in your life.
Read more about crafts in Limerick here!