Museum of Country Life workshop

I recently gave a multigenerational workshop in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. The workshop was for Mother’s Day and the participants, young and old, made a notebook for their mothers. The binding was a very simple structure called a Hot Dog book. It is made from 1 sheet of paper, 1 cut and 4 folds – simple but effective!

This beautiful museum is located outside Castlebar in Co Mayo, the west of Ireland. It is home to the National Folklife Collection – with interactive displays of traditional crafts and customs such as wickerwork, spinning wheels and boats, clothing and artefacts from the islands and hand operated machinery our grandparents used.

Éilís Murphy