2011 is 'Irish Year of Craft'.
'Is it really?' I hear you say!I'm asking the same question! 6 months in & in all honesty, aside from the Re-Dress Fashion Week I've haven't seen much sign of it! This is hopefully about to change with the announcement that the month of June will bring a series of talks, demonstrations & trials by 40 Irish designers & crafters. Details can be found at the Designer Dublin website here. The promotional brochure can be downloaded here. The Craft Studio Trial looks interesting, with designers opening up their craft spaces to the public for a browse... bet they don't have to clear up their stuff from the dining room table when their housemates get home from work!!! :P