Meet Our Tutors - Eilleen McNulty

Textile Artist Eileen McNulty has been sewing and creating since childhood.  Her earliest memories are watching her mother as she sat sewing in their home.  Throughout her life she has found inspiration in many places, particularly with nature and the changing colours of the seasons.  She is rarely seen without her sewing machine and has even thought about taking it on holiday with her, to the horror of her husband!

She is highly artistic and creative and is a member of the Craft Council of Ireland.  Eileen has had her work exhibited in the RDS on numerous occasions and has had a fabulous feature written about her in Ireland‘s top home magazine “Irish Homes and Interiors”.  Her work is currently on display in the "Art Walk"  gallery in the Beaumont Hospital  and is one of only 20 artists selected for the exhibition!

Eileen sews, designs and paints, and her enthusiasm is infectious!  She is also a very generous spirit, and happily shares her knowledge and passes on her skills and designs in classes and workshops.  She is the tutor on many of the sewing workshops from free-motion embroidery to fabric art, table runners to tote bags, applique to wall hangings!  She also tutors the six –week quilting classes and sewing basics.

We change quilt designs regularly, for the current schedule click here: Sewing Classes

Eileen has been a pivotal member of the team here in the Crafty Fox since before we opened our doors in August 2011 and her motivation has not waned one iota since then.  She always delights when a new consignment of fabric arrives in the shop and she opens the package, full of colour, pattern and texture.  She immediately sees the potential in any new trims and laces that arrive and has an idea in her head before they even reach the shelves!

Eileen shows us more than how to use a sewing machine, she encourages us to be creative with our sewing machine, you just have to look at some examples of her work J

Free-Motion Embroidery:

Some of the many "students" who have learned the wonderful pastime of sewing with us at The Crafty Fox in our Den of Creativity!

If you like our fabrics but can't make it to the shop, then visit our online shop Puddle Crafts by The Crafty Fox for a select selection of our fabrics including the fabulous scandi designed Tilda fabric and lots more besides :-)

Bye for now!


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