Email us at events@kilcoestudios.com or text to 087 0667871 to receive updates or to book a workshop. 

All workshops will take place in Kilcoe Studios in Ballydehob { opposite Camiers garage } 



In Kilcoe Studios we like to celebrate old customs and heritage crafts . Anna Crudge works year round here and is passionate about these traditions and Irish crafts . 

Celebrate this day with the tradition of making a cross from local rushes. With Anna Crudge Wednesday February 1st : 2.30 – 4  pm  € 15


MAKING YOUR OWN CLOTHES  Workshop  – 4 Sessions 

Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 9pm  starting on Tuesday 7th February 2023.

€130 for the course. Limited places

Tamsin Blackbourn makes garments from Irish linen and other natural fibre fabrics and sells them at Skibbereen and Schull markets  and also from her website tamsinblackbourn.ie

We are delighted to have her come to Kilcoe Studios in Ballydehob to pass on her skills on making clothes to those that wish to start or restart an old interest .

For complete beginners with no – or very little – previous experience, who want to learn to make clothes for themselves or their family.

The initial project is to sew a simple skirt.

Using a commercial sewing pattern, you will learn how to;

  • make the pattern fit your body proportions
  • select the right fabric
  • sew darts
  • insert a zip
  • finish raw edges
  • hand sew the hem

If you have use of a sewing machine, please bring it as it is better to learn on your own machine. A limited selection of fabric is available free of charge, other fabrics are available to purchase or bring your own if you have something you’d like to use. Sewing tools and equipment are supplied, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them.



Saturday February 11th:  2.30 – 4.30 pm    €35  

Rosemary Kavanagh is an expert basket maker but importantly she also grows her own willow and has years of experience of knowing the best varieties, how to soak willow etc etc . She also does extensive teaching work and is great at passing on her knowledge.  

The talk will  be 2 hours,  and she will go over the ancient craft of basketry, styles of baskets and weaving, how to grow a willow coppice/sally garden, troubleshooting problems and then taking any questions. Each participant would go home with 10 willow cuttings and a planting guide.




Saturday March 4th  2.30 – 5 pm €35

Sonia Caldwell who runs Kilcoe Studios and is also a sculptor has been working for many years in using our native plants to make crafts and works with these in schools on the heritage for school scheme. Last summer she found a source of the tall river common rush in West Cork an we will use this harvest from last summer to weave a small table basket.