Kilcoe Studios is developing ideas to use it’s space in Ballydehob to promote all things to do with craft especially craft that uses our local materials and supports heritage crafts.

Sonia has been facilitating workshops in primary schools for many years covering aspects of heritage craft and nature. She now will bring an aspect of these to adult workshops this Winter.

Workshops will go ahead subject to a minimum number of bookings and will take place in Kilcoe Studios in Ballydehob – the blue building opposite Camiers garage

Contact to book your place or text 0870667871.
You can also get in touch either way for more information or also can call by to Kilcoe Studios in Ballydehob.


3 weeks – Wednesday evening 7.30 – 9.30
2nd / 9th /16th November € 90
Max 10 participants

Week 1 – Decorative spirals and rush rattles, plaiting and rope making from rushes
Week 2 – Rush weaving – weaving a small mat from rushes
Week 3 – Coiled basket making

Week one we will work with basic techniques and we will progress onto weaving and baskets in week 2 and 3 .
All materials will be provided and tips will be given on how to gather your own. Some of the crafts will be designed for you to finish at home.


Saturday 4th December 10.30am – 1 pm
Max 8 participants

In this workshop Sonia will share ideas of what is in our local hedgerows that we can use for Christmas and we will make a small wreath on the day .
The workshops will also be an education in our local plants and trees and knowing them in Winter.  It will help tune the eye in and get new ideas from Wreaths and Swags to Tree decorations using materials like birch, oak galls, dried flowers and incorpoating household recycled materials.

This will be an indoor workshop but there will be a short walk at the beginning to identify plants nearby .


Saturday 4th December – 2 – 4pm
Max 8 participants

Making your own Straw decorations. In this workshop we will make spiral and star decorations that you will have forever.