Winter Craft Fair at Print Museum

By Paul O’Rourke

Saturday Workshop

The National Print Museum’s Winter Craft Fair returns for its seventh year from December 1st to 3rd at Beggar’s Bush Barracks. The mezzanine level will transform into a winter wonderland with market stalls selling all sorts of unique gifts, from letterpress cards and fine art prints to jewellery and children’s toys.

The 2017 participant list includes:

Bookbinder, Aoife Higgins
Artist and printmaker, Ann Kavanagh
Textile artist and designer, Geraldine Leonard
Wood designer, Edward O’Keary of Saturday Workshop
Letterpress printer, Mary Plunkett of The Belgrave Press
Artist and printmaker, Nancy Previs
Jewellery designer, Yvonne Ryan

There will be plenty of Christmas-themed crafts for all the family and a chance to print your own letterpress poster. The Press Café will be open and serving festive treats throughout the weekend.

To kick off the Fair on Friday, the Press Café will serve samples of mulled wine and the Trinity College Singers will treat visitors to festive songs at 18.00.

Entry is free of charge with opening hours on Friday from 16.00-20.00, and Saturday and Sunday from 11.00-16.00.