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Cork Textiles Network Summary of activities undertaken in 2008

1. Re-Inventing Textiles One Day Conference at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa.

2. Skills exchange "Shibori" Janey Winchester : 19th April 2008.

3. "Cuttings" an exhibition of textiles at St.Fin Barre's Cathedral Cork June 2008.

4. "Magical Threads" : 2 day Weaving Masterclass with Fiona Huchison in Fota House 14/15th June 2008.

5. Cuttings at Bantry House for the Bantry Music Festival July 2008

6. Cuttings at Kinsale Methodist Church for Kinsale Arts Week, 12-20 July 2008

7. Cuttings travels to The Bishopstown Library for October 2008-12-16

8. Skills Exchange with Pascale De Coninck - weaving

9. Exchange with Polish Artists : on 23rd October 5 visiting Polish textile artists who already visited the homes of Network members for the Re-Inventing textiles conference gave a skills workshop rto CTn members at the Sirius Arts centre, Cobh. We are hoping that this will be the start of a good liason with a like minded group with whom we intend having further discussion and exchange. Thankyou to Peg at the Sirius for encouraging and promoting this inter-cultural activity.

10. CTN take a stand at the Knitting and Stitching show in the RDS 12-16th November 2008

11. CTN supports the Steiner school with a craft stand at Christmas Craft fair.

12. Drawing Days : The first drawing day was held at Foxes Lane Museum in Youghal - great success and hope this will be the start of many more.

13. "A Visual Medley" an exhibition of work by members of CTN at the Cork School of Music 22nd November - 20th December.

14. Monthly Gatherings at Bishopstown Library: the Network now meets on a regular basis at the Bishopstown Library usually the second Tuesday of every month.