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24 02, 2018

6 reasons why we love knitalongs

2018-02-24T15:07:52+00:00

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 [...]

6 reasons why we love knitalongs 2018-02-24T15:07:52+00:00
3 02, 2018

Yarn Review – Wendy Anaphora

2018-02-03T12:32:35+00:00

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. […]

Yarn Review – Wendy Anaphora 2018-02-03T12:32:35+00:00
18 12, 2017

Crafty Makes – Festive Doggy Bandanas

2017-12-18T22:19:43+00:00

Festive Doggy Bandanas Here's a quick and cute little make for the doggies in your life. A festive doggy bandana to get your pets into the Christmas spirit. MATERIALS To make [...]

Crafty Makes – Festive Doggy Bandanas 2017-12-18T22:19:43+00:00
18 12, 2017

Chatting with Johnny Shiels: Master of Spin

2017-12-18T22:20:37+00:00

We had the pleasure of speaking with Johnny Shiels, a third generation spinning wheel maker, who builds spinning wheels at the top of Ireland on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal. We hear about his life-long dedication to this [...]

Chatting with Johnny Shiels: Master of Spin 2017-12-18T22:20:37+00:00
18 12, 2017

Spinning a yarn

2017-12-18T22:20:45+00:00

Like many fibre crafts, spinning has been practised for thousands of years, and the actual methods have changed little in that time. Unlike other fibre crafts though, spinning is how it all begins, how the fibre with which we [...]

Spinning a yarn 2017-12-18T22:20:45+00:00
5 12, 2017

Dearcán Beanie

2017-12-19T21:37:48+00:00

Dearcán Beanie Designed by Mairin NiDhonncha, this unisex beanie hat is inspired by acorns. The simple pattern evokes a row of cute little acorns around the brim. Knit it as slouchy or as fitted as you like [...]

Dearcán Beanie 2017-12-19T21:37:48+00:00
9 09, 2017

Book Review: A Row by Roe Adventure

2017-09-09T09:06:26+00:00

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. [...]

Book Review: A Row by Roe Adventure 2017-09-09T09:06:26+00:00
28 08, 2017

How to: embroider on hand knits

2017-10-10T14:53:11+00:00

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 [...]

How to: embroider on hand knits 2017-10-10T14:53:11+00:00
18 07, 2017

Knitting groups: aren’t they great?

2017-07-18T12:02:34+00:00

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 [...]

Knitting groups: aren’t they great? 2017-07-18T12:02:34+00:00
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