Welcome to the first edition of the Draíocht Newsletter
Today marks the relaunch of the new website for the Draíocht Arts and Crafts Gallery, Adare. We have updated it to cater for mobile devices and for the first time it includes an on-line shopping capability. This means you can browse the shop at your leisure, checking up on the latest arts and crafts on display for sale. www.draiochtadare.ie
Please subscribe to our monthly news letter to follow the latest artworks available in Draíocht as they arrive. Wonderful pieces from many gifted Irish artists are always on display for that gift to someone special, that might just be you!
New work in Draíocht from Brid O’Kane, the Limerick based freestyle machine embroidery artist. Bríd describes her work as drawing with thread on canvas. Freestyle machine embroidery is a contemporary take on a traditional craft. Her creations have evolved from a love of the simple sewing machine and a desire to create something unique. Spring Showers and Jumping in Puddles are inspired by the Irish weather”!!
It’s not such a bad day when your boat floats up from Clarina with beautifully rich, scented Homeland Candles now on sale in Draíocht.
Using a Vintage/antique theme, I started making candles many years ago as a hobby because my wife loves burning candles. It got to the stage in our house that whenever she went shopping more candles appeared around the house. The problem was that most of the candles purchased would burn badly, be smoky and the scent would be either overpowering or non-existent.
Our goal was to create a candle that was technically perfect. We sourced a variety of wax, wick, colour and fragrance from lots of different companies and started experimenting with combinations of mixtures and fragrances. After considerable time and effort we developed the perfect combination of raw material sourced from the best producers in Europe to finally create candles that burn clean and even, offering quality fragrance from the entire area of the candle and an unbeatable glow when burning.