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WELCOME TO ISSUE 11 OF

Olann and

The theme for the designs in this issue is winter cosiness. Now that we’re in the midst of winter we’re looking at some garments and accessories that you can snuggle up in and keep yourself and yours cosy at this chilly time of year. As usual, we’ve also got book reviews, podcast suggestions and we take a look at yarns from new-to-us indie dyers. We also speak to spinning wheel maestro Johnny Shiels and we launch our very first Crochet-along.

Lora & Deirdre xx

Traditional Hand Spinning

We take a look at the age-old craft of hand spinning and its history in Ireland.

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Meeting Johnny Shiels

We chat with third-generation spinning wheel maker Johnny Shiels from Donegal.

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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

Love Wool

We put Portadown yarn shop Love Wool 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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patchwork diaries

The Patchwork Diaries

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

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FROM THE HEART

Readers’ Tales

Touching crafting stories from our readers

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Criss Cross Shawl CAL

Join in our simply stunning shawl CAL

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alpaca diary

Diary of an alpaca farmer

Hear about the goings-on in Amberly Farm

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CRAFT MAKES

Lavender Room Spray

A simple but beautiful last-minute gift

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CRAFT MAKES

Festive Doggy Bandanas

Cute festive accessories for your dogs

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bobbin lace

Out & About

We visit events, exhibitions and workshops around the country

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Color Affection

Ravelry Spotlight

We put Donna Smith’s Baa-ble Hat in the spotlight

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