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We are super excited to announce our latest round of FREE in store craft demonstrations in selected Hickeys and Home Focus stores nationwide. So if your New Year's Resolution was to take up a new craft or if you're a seasoned crafter looking to pick up a new skill check out the list below for your nearest demo.
Would love to do workshop on 14 th May in Dublin, Henry street, for sewing (easy sew top).
Please, could you confirm availability?
This is a drop in workshop so no need to book. Hope you enjoy the demonstration.
Why are there no demonstrations in Waterford? I would love to be able to make the easy sew tops. Thanks.
Hi Mary, unfortunately our demos are only in Hickeys stores, and a few Home Focus stores. We hope to get to Waterford soon. We will publish these demos/patterns on the blog after they take place, so stay tuned! Thanks Mary.
I would love to see some even a couple of demo's brought to Waterford.
Thanks for your comment, while we would love to get everywhere around the country - unfortunately at this time our Waterford store does not have the facilities needed to hold the demonstrations.
Do you ever run workshops in Waterford?
Hi Susan, unfortunately we won't be running any in Waterford this time round, but we hope to expand soon. We will be publishing all demos and patterns on the blog after they take place, so stay tuned! Thank you for your query.
very disappointed that there are no bridal events nor any other events that are scheduled to happen in Wexford. Is there any point in my receiving your emails of upcoming offers if they do not apply to the South East of the country?
Sincerely yours Frances White
We're sorry to hear that you couldn't attend any of our demos. We do hope to expand our demos in the near future, and will be sure to let you know via our email updates.
Thanks for list. Looks great but no good for the south east. Mary
We're sorry to hear you couldn't attend one of our demos. We do plan on expanding our demos to more of our stores in future, so I'll be sure to take this feedback on board.
My 7yr old son is very interested in learning to sew. Would your 'easy sew skirt' and dress demonstrations be suitable?
I would love to see the card making demo's/ classes coming to limerick.
Would love if the Christmas craft, cards etc could be given in Wexford or maybe tutorials on line.
How busy are the demonstrations, would love to attend one on roman blinds and some Christmas ones. Wondering how many people go roughly and if i should get there early?
Hi Niamh. The demonstrations are first come first serve, and can be busy! I would recommend getting there around 15 minutes before the start time to ensure you get a place.
I would like to take part in demonstration in Blanchardstown on 14th of October 2017 please!
That's great to hear! There is no need to book, you just show up on the day to take part. Enjoy!
Lauren @ Home Focus at Hickeys
Shame you.re not in Laois
would love some demos in our library in stradbally.
We're sorry to hear you can't attend one of our demos. We do plan on expanding our demos to more of our stores in future, so I'll be sure to take this feedback on board.
Please start the sewing and craft demos in Carrickmines again!
You'll see now that for Spring 2018 we do have a small selection of demos taking place in our Carrickmines store! We hope to see you there :)
Why are there no demonstrations in the Kilkenny store???????
Most of our Demos take place in our Hickeys stores, rather than Home Focus stores. We will look in the future to possibly having some take place in our Kilkenny store!
Waterford soon ?
Hi Mary, Most of our Demos take place in our Hickeys stores, rather than Home Focus stores. We will look in the future to possibly having some take place in our Waterford store!
Looking forward to going along to the Easter Craft demo tomorrow, 24th March, in Henry Street. I was looking for a contact to compliment a shop assistant in Gulliver Retail Park, Ballymun. When shopping today for oil cloth, she was so helpful and pleasant. I didn't catch her name but she told me she has been working in Hickeys/home Focus for over 40 years. Staff like her are the backbone of great companies. Well done.
Hi Joan, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind comment. We hope you really enjoyed the demo on Saturday! Your comment will be passed on to management and to the Santry store!
Hi hickeys limerick, unfortunately a lot of your elderly customers are unable to walk up the extremely steep stairs in your cruises street shop.
Can u please hold the workshops on your ground floor?
Can u consider installing a lift so people can get upstairs to your fabrics,patterns and craft section?
You are excluding a lot of customers,who have been very loyal to you for many years,as they can’t get up your steep Everest shop.
The polish lady’s shop on William st does not exclude people the way your shop does.
/ thanks Anna
Hi Anna, We understand how inconvenient it may be to have the demos upstairs in our Limerick store which doesn't have a lift. We do apologise for the inconvenience. Unfortunately there isn't enough space downstairs to host the demos and are unable to install a lift in the near future. May I suggest placing your order to the store over the phone and getting delivered directly to your home?
do you have any sewing class sessions,besides from free craft demonstration?many thanks
Hi Fella, while we offer free craft demos every season, we do not provide sewing classes. Please check with your local store for suggestions.
Five centers providing demonstrations in Dublin and none in Cork, I wonder why? The Mahon Point store would be very well attended if this service was provided there I’m sure, and I will watch this spot to see when this omission is rectified.
Is there only one demonstration in Northside? Now over.
Are you planning any in Gullivars, Santry?
Hi Attracta, the Northside demonstration was on last week indeed. We do not host the demos in Santry but we have a few in Blanchardstown in the above schedule. I hope that helps!
Looking forward to classes. Have really enjoyed the ones I have attended.
Hi Catherine - Thanks for your kind comment. So glad you've enjoyed them and we look forward to seeing you this round!!
Delighted to see Roman blind making. Will keep it mind
Hope you find it useful Rita - It's filled with lots of great tips and practical advice.
What requesites are necessary to do the Roman blind class?
Hi Rita - you need only bring yourself! They are demonstrations rather than a hands on class and are very informal - you just show up (bring a pen and paper to take notes). Our demonstrator will talk you through step by step from figuring out measurements to fitting the blinds to a track. Hope we see you there!
Do you have any dates for Waterford please?
hi I would like to attend some of your demonstrations can anyone come to them and are they held in the shop.
Hi Teresia, Yes anyone can attend the demos - the more the merrier! They are held in the stores as listed - just show up on the day and enjoy.