WELCOME TO ISSUE 9 OF

Olann and

The theme for the designs in this issue is lace windows. As we come into summer and (hopefully) some good weather we’re looking at lighter garments that let the light through. As usual, we’ve also got book reviews, podcast suggestions and we take a look at new summer yarns. We also delve into the traditional craft of basket making, and we interview Irish designer Ruth McKeon.

Lora & Deirdre xx

Basket Making

The traditional craft of basket making is one of the world’s oldest crafts, dating back some 12,000 years. We find out about the basket making scene in Ireland.

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Meet the Designer

We chat with Irish designer Ruth McKeon, aka Knitterarium. Ruth is a prolific designer who takes her inspiration from the wonderful myths and legends of Ireland as well as more modern stories.

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OLANN AND LOVES

A collection of beautiful, quirky and useful crafts and kits from Ireland and around the world
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LYS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers

We put Galway yarn shop Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers in the spotlight.

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Fibre Crafting in Clare

We delve into the world of fibre craft with Jennifer Lienhard

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The Patchwork Diaries

Aine Foley tells us what’s been happening in her quilting studio

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CRAFT MAKES

Lampshade Hack

Use scraps of sari, lace and fabric to upcycle a plain lampshade

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CRAFT MAKES

Teacup Bird Feeder

Create an elegant garden bird feeder with a teacup and saucer

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Out & About

We visit events, exhibitions and workshops around the country

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Ravelry Spotlight

We put Laura Spradlin’s Grrlfriend Bag in the spotlight

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