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Elaine McCombe

I have always worked with wool. Setting up Turnip House Knitwear with my husband, John, in 1987, making wool sweaters, hats and felt jewellery.

felt bangle made by Elaine

I have been felt making since 2001, creating bags, hats, vessels, brooches and 2D pieces for sale in the Turnip House.

I have been delivering 1 day felt-making courses at the Turnip House since 2006 and run 1 Day courses in places such as Down Arts, Ards Arts and Glebe House since 2007.

During Newcastle Arts Festival, as one of 6 Crafters providing workshops I worked with 70 children to make felt pens. Recently I have developed a 10 week course for Ards Arts and a 6 week course for Glebe House.

I am a member of Feltmakers North since 2011, Feltmakers Ireland, and the International Feltmakers Association.

In April 2013 I showed pieces in Feltmakers North ‘Transformation’ exhibition at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.

Visit Me

I am based in County Down, and am a partner in Turnip House with my husband John.

We are open 7 days a week in July and August 11am to 5pm.

From September we are open every Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment.

We are only 1 hour from Belfast or 2 from Dublin, situated in the heart of the Mournes AONB.

Elaine & John McCombe
64 Dromara Road, Ballyward, Castlewellan, Co. Down, BT31 9UF.
t: 028 4065 0848
e: info@turniphouse.com

GPS Coordinates:
+54° 18' 26.18", -6° 1' 41.92"

Felt Workshops

I run one day courses in the magical art of felt making. Whether you want to start learning, or advance your skills, you will have a fun, fulfilling, creative day that you'll remember, and some lovely artefacts to take away with you.

felt workshopsa stunning creation by a workshop participant

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