We were delighted to speak with Irish crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain. With a focus on Tunisian crochet, Aoibhe creates beautiful, ethereal shawls evocative of romantic Ireland. We talk to Aoibhe about when she learned Tunisian crochet and what [...]
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Amanda's Hat Designed by Elizabeth Greenfield, Amanda's Hat is a colourwork hat with a cute illustration of women joining hands MATERIALS Yarn: Double Knit weight Approx MC 11 metres/109 Yards , CC 48 [...]
We had the pleasure of speaking with Irish knitting designer Kieran Foley. From his base in Dublin Kieran creates colourful and inventive designs that showcase fascinating colour and texture combinations. We talk to Kieran about his love of knitting [...]
Aimee Rose We put Saggart, Co Dublin yarn shop Aimee Rose in the spotlight and hear from owner Anna Mallon. Tell us a little bit about your shop? Our shop has been open [...]
Unlike the many other fibre crafts we've written about – spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery – the history of Tunisian crochet is a little sketchy. While we can trace the origins of most crafts, this form of crochet proves more [...]
We love a good knit along. Who doesn't? There are so many reasons why they're so popular among us knitters and crocheters. Here at Olann and, we've run three knitalongs (KAL) and have just come to the end of [...]
We take a look at a new colourful 4-ply yarn from the folks at Thomas B Ramsden. Wendy Anaphora is a vibrant new range that bursts with colour and interest. […]
Knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin looks back on the recent Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin. She looks at the event from an exhibitor's perspective, giving us an insight into the inner workings of the show. What [...]
We take a look at a wonderful little book by Lisa Smyth of Limavady yarn shop Row by Roe. The book is aimed at young knitters and involves an adventure and a colourful scarf pattern. [...]
HOW-TO EMBROIDER ON HAND KNITS Embroidering knitted items is a great way to make for finished garment even more special. There are many knitting techniques to create texture and apply colours but sometimes it's easier to apply [...]