Setting trends, not following them
Flax - Mill - Fashion - Show 2017
Having been incorporated into the annual Open Day
at County Derry's only active linen - weaving - mill, the fashion show retains
its unique character as "Ireland's only real alternative cat - walk"
as a German journalist called it.
Booking your place for the Fashion Show is
24th Flax - Mill - Open - Day and Yard - Fest
On: Sat Sept. 9th 2017
Open Day and Yard Fest are private events - the
owner reserves the right to refuse admission.
with Isabel Neuenhaus
Just short of our "Flax - Mill - News"
with a lot of details on the coming 24th Yard - Fest and Open Day on September
9th, I feel I should draw your attention to an interview with German singer/accordeonist/actress
Isabel Neuenfeldt (one of our major artists at the Yard - Fest this year) which
is going to be published here in Ireland next week.
After her "yes" to perform at this
year's concert, Hermann talked in length (and in German of course) to the woman
with one of the most amazing careers in the German world of art over the last
... says Deborah Toner, Belfast- based textile designer and cushion manufacturer. Here you see an example of her results working with flaxmill linen (to enlarge click on the picture, please). Deborah announced that we'll see more of it.
The aristocrat partnered with the goddess – a
relationship that would warm your heart!
September 10th amidst all the hustle – buzzle of the Flax-Mill-Open-Day,
Eileen the spinner gathered alpaca-fleeces. The beautiful animals are kept by
our friend and neighbour Rosemary Fergusson less than a mile away from the mill.
Knowing that this batch would be the last one before the new fleeces have been processed, Marion and her team really put the cream on the cake: “I had toyed with the idea of combining Irish linen and alpaca for a while. The incredible strength and durability of the “aristocrat of textiles” (Wallace Clark) and the warmth, softness and shine of alpaca had to make for a unique product.”
fashion-design student Miriam Johnston (University of Halle, Germany) who spent
4 weeks of work-experience at Flax-Mill was asked to design a linen-warp.
Miriam, whose good eye for colours had caught Marion’s attention, came up with
a creation in blue, light grey, cream and natural, all the yarn she chose is
Irish-spun. She made the warp and beamed the loom herself. Marion wove all the
scarves using white and black baby-alpaca and brown yarn from a mature animal.
No dyes were applied to the alpaca-yarn.
For details contact Marion at the Flax Mill (0044 – 2877742655) or send us a mail. (fotos: © fotolia)
- library now open
Dear friends, valued customers, dear fellow
23rd Flax-Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest: - first echoes
... see also yardfest archive in the right column!
tailor from Colombia, Ireland’s only female blacksmith, a weaver from Germany
It’s all hands on at Derrylane Flax-Mills as County Derry’s only active linen-weaving-mill prepares to host its 23rd Open Day and Yard – Fest on Saturday, September 10th. "Ireland’s most spectacular private gathering", as a Dutch journalist once called it, is set to bring visitors from all corners of the globe to the town land outside Dungiven. They will enjoy an unrivalled gathering of the best crafters from these shores; meet designers, artists, spinners, weavers, dyers and textile-workers from far and near. A "world-premier" of what looks to become one of the most successful documentary-films ever to come from Northern Ireland is thrown in as an extra as is a session of Bikram – Yoga in the mill garden and many other treats. ...
Press echoes: http://www.theulsterfolk.com
23. Yard-Fest am 10 September 2016 -
Zwei Folk Giganten bei Flax-Mill:|
Colum Sands meets Willie Drennan on stage!
Zum 23. Mal findet “Irland’s spektakulärste private Versammlung” (wie es mal ein holländischer Journalist nannte) in diesem Jahr statt. Eins der Probleme, die uns in den vergangenen Jahren beschäftigten, war die scheinbare Unmöglichkeit, “Neues zu bringen”. Auf der kleinen Bühne – seit nunmehr 7 Jahren romantisch unter den Eschen und Eichen zwischen Garten und Feld angesiedelt – standen fast alle Grossen der irischen Musik,...
... more ...
23rd Yard-Fest on September, 10th, 2016 - Two
Folk-Giants at the Flax-Mill:|
Colum Sands meets Willie Drennan live on stage!
The 23rd Open Day and Yard fest at the historic Flax-Mill in Derrylane outside Dungiven on Saturday, Sept. 10th is going to feature two of the most accomplished musicians and performers from these shores in one concert. Both Colum Sands and Willie Drennan are famous the world over and have toured - solo and with their bands - for many years.
Marion Baur has teamed up with an exclusive tailor and designer for the March event outside Dungiven. Elizabeth Corrigan (click for higher resolution)
Flax – Mill on the Catwalk 2016
Friday, March 11th will see the return of an event to the Roe-Valley, which has been drawing visitors from far and near in previous years. Derrylane Flax – Mill is going to host what has been called “Northern Ireland’s only really alternative fashion show”.
Marion Baur, chief-weaver at and owner of County Derry’s only active linen-weaving-mill has just returned from Berlin, where she introduced the show to customers and the media. “Last year our fabric and finished products were on show in various parts of the world. Here at Derrylane where we manufacture, we were so busy that the initial showing of our new line of garments did not happen. I think that was a big mistake and we are going to ‘make up’ for not organising a fashion show in 2015 by putting on a real cracker this year.”
Mary Smithson (Limavady) will share showing the female garments with Lorraine Hartine.
Pressrelease: All hands on for the 22nd Flax-Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest on Saturday, Sept. 12th!
The old Flax Mill in Derrylane, outside Dungiven is a hive of activity with
less than one week to go to what a Dutch journalist once described as “Ireland’s
most spectacular private gathering”.
22nd Open Day and Yard Fest at the Flax-Mill set to draw visitors from all corners of the globe
On Saturday, September 12th, the historic Flax Mill in Derrylane just outside of Dungiven will experience – for the 22nd time – what a Dutch journalist once called “Ireland’s most spectacular private event”. County Derry’s only active linen-weaving-mill is all geared to host a unique mixture of demonstrations by top crafters, a large gathering of designers and textile manufacturers from far and near and an evening concert with an international line-up on stage playing to a selected audience of music- and poetry lovers from at least 15 countries.
Mandy Bingham at the Flax-Mill Yard Fest 2015
Mandy Bingham writes her songs very much from the heart. With her acoustic
guitar and her wealth of life experience, she creates beautifully formed lyrics
and melodies. Her voice is pure and strong and can't help but make an emotional
connection to the listener.
Our master-tailors in Berlin and in Derrylane are prepared to measure you for a new linen shirt, blouse, waist-coat or jacket any time. In that case you will have to come to us or arrange a meeting at your home. “Off the shelf” clothes are not our game and a trip to Flax Mill is certainly worth your while!
A date for your diary:
The 22nd Flax-Mill-Yard-Fest and Open Day will rock the old mill in style on Saturday, September 12th 2015! After last year’s spectacular gathering and capacity – crowd we strongly recommend booking early. Details will be published on this website soon.
The 21st Yardfest 2014 - ...
.. already history again. See our photo-galleries.
Here's an interview with Dearbhlá Mc Taggart published in the DERRY POST
Photo: Dearbhlá Mc Taggart - taken by Lorraine Hartin
Here an Article
of the Irish Times (Tue, May 6, 2014, 01:01) where Marion got a mention.
Bangladesh textile workers protest
at ADLER headquarters, Haibach, Germany
Flax-Mill linen in London, finished by silk-screen-printer Charlotte Krone
SATURDAY saw County Derry’s only active linen-weaving-mill in Derrylane
outside Dungiven host its annual fashion show. Flax Mill owner Marion Baur and
her team of textile-workers and designers presented the new range of exclusive
garments made of Irish linen and other natural fibres. The show is set to be
repeated at the mill’s outlet in Berlin-Weissensee/Germany this coming
IN DIE ZUKUNFT