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18 07, 2017

Knitting groups: aren’t they great?

The benefits of knitting and knitting groups have been well documented. Both Lora and I are firm believers in the positive effects of being part of a knitting group – our own group has been meeting every Wednesday evening [...]

15 06, 2017

The Big Knit – deadline fast approaching

Most of us will be familiar with the teeny knitted hats sitting atop bottles of innocent smoothies that appear in supermarkets around the country during the winter months. The Big Knit campaign, run by innocent Ireland, to knit these [...]

29 05, 2017

Crafting in Co. Clare

Crafting in Co. Clare We delve into natural dyeing and seed-to-garment with our columnist Jennifer Lienhard of Woolfinch Studios I'm very excited to announce that I have finally found, or more correctly, have been found [...]

29 05, 2017

The Patchwork Diaries

The Patchwork Diaries We go on a patchwork adventure with our new columnist Aine Foley of Lismore Quilt Co. Summer has arrived at the studio and we’re ready to go with lots of new [...]

29 05, 2017

Basket making: a most traditional craft

While it's widely acknowledge that basket making is one of the world's oldest crafts, it's difficult to accurately pinpoint just how old. This is mainly because the materials used in basket making – woods, grasses and other natural materials [...]

27 05, 2017

Meet the Designer: Ruth McKeon

Meet the Designer We get to know Irish knitwear designer Ruth McKeon of Knitterarium In this article we delve into the designing world of Ruth McKeon. Ruth lives in Co. [...]

22 05, 2017

Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers

Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers We put Galway yarn shop Knitwits & Crafty Stitchers in the spotlight and hear from owner Kathryn O'Toole Tell us a little bit about your shop? We are based on the [...]

17 05, 2017

Crafty make: Beer can succulents

If we've learned anything from the upcycling revolution, it’s that anything can be a plant pot. From wellies, to colanders, we're now potting our favourite plants into all manner of receptacles. Here are my latest unusual plant pots. [...]

31 03, 2017

How to finish off an embroidery project in a hoop

How to finish off an embroidery project in a hoop Typically, embroidery hoops were used to simply keep fabric taut for stitching, but more and more we're seeing finished embroidery pieces displayed in their hoops. Here's how to finish [...]

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