Creating in a Cocoon

Sally-Ann Duffy textile artist and Hub member has spent the last 11 weeks constantly creating while cocooning. Sewing is Sally-Ann’s way of relaxing and filling the days and has tried lots of different techniques to while away the hours. Find her on Instagram to see more ….

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Flowers and Facinators

Shirley Hall, Hub member is keeping her hand in making a fascinator for a wedding in October. By doing a hat revamp she can make an old hat look new but changing at few things to match with a different colour outfit. Shirley is also making flower arrangements as everyone likes getting flowers these were to celebrate the arrival of a new baby.

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Baby Love

Hub member Ann Butler has been brushing up on her sewing skills during the long days at home in lockdown and has created this sweet little cushion to celebrate the arrival of her first great grandchild!

Welcome to the world baby Arlo and let’s hope you can cuddle great nanna soon.

 

 

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Pottering the Blues

Artist and hub member Olivia Ni Canabhain has been pottering and creating beautifully hand crafted pourers, pots and bowls in her studio. Olivia’s distinctive designs in pretty blue hues would certainly brighten any table during these blue times.

For more information check out Olivia’s Facebook page @oliviacottagecrafts or email oliviaburns@hotmail.com

 

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Artistic Upcycling

This week’s DIY project by Hub Member Carmel O’Callaghan – take one old garden table…cut up some shapes think Monet or Kandinsky, spray primer and some spray paints and old cd’s to hold the paper down and voila!

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Crocheting through COVID

Visual artist and BCH committee member Caroline Clarke has temporarily put down her paint brushes in favour of her crochet hook and wool palette to create tiny hats for newborn babies. The cute and colourful little hats have been donated to Hollis Street Hospital.

Caroline has also crocheted ear protectors for our frontline staff at Cavan hospital. The ear protectors help to prevent sore ears for the staff wearing protective masks for hours at a time.

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Hubsters continue to Create in Lockdown

Being in lockdown has not deterred our group members from continuing to create and have a variety of successes.

In the past week members Fidel Hogan Walsh and Colette Gemmell have both had poetry published and additionally Colette continues to win prizes for her stunning photography.

Following the success of her first collection of poems ‘Living with Love’ launched in February 2020 Fidel has had her recent poem ‘2020, Memories’ published on pandemic.ie an online literary magazine for exceptional times. Her thought provoking words ring true for the times extraordinary times we are experiencing.

Colette Gemmell also had a poem published ‘Spring 50 Words’ in Little Gems Magazine and won a prize for her stunning photo of a 7 spotted ladybird from Irish Ladybirds. Both Colettes  poem and photo a beautiful celebration of Spring.

Well done to both members.

Keep creating

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“Hub Meetings Suspended”

The COVID19 virus has caused us all to change the way we opperate so sadly we will not be arranging any Hub meetings or coffee mornings for the time being. However please check out our Facebook, Instatgram and Twitter for information and photos of past events PLUS coming soon we will be featuring the art created by induvidual members.                                   

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St Patrick’s Day Bailieborough 2020

We would like to wish everyone a happy St Patrick’s Day. Due to the Corona Virus the Bailieborough parade has been cancelled but we will be back next year.

We do however have lots of other projects in the planning so watch this space. New members are always welcome check out our social media for updates and information on dates, times and venues.