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30 09, 2017

Flax Fest 2017: hidden gem of the fibre world

2017-09-30T09:36:33+00:00

On Saturday 9th September, the Derrylane Flax Mill played host to a vibrant, fibre festival that is now in its 24th year. Knitwear designer Albina McLaughlin attended the event and gives us a wonderfully evocative summary of what sounds [...]

Flax Fest 2017: hidden gem of the fibre world 2017-09-30T09:36:33+00:00
11 09, 2017

Mind the Gap

2017-09-13T12:57:09+00:00

Mind the Gap shawl Designed by Monika O'Brien, Mind the Gap is a shawl inspired by steam punk and grunge. It's simple and versatile, with fun colour changes. MATERIALS Yarn: 4ply/Fingering weight Colours [...]

Mind the Gap 2017-09-13T12:57:09+00:00
11 09, 2017

Crafting in Co. Clare

2017-09-11T22:23:01+00:00

Crafting in Co. Clare We delve into natural dyeing and seed-to-garment with our columnist Jennifer Lienhard of Woolfinch Studios While many chemists fight the dye's tendency to fade over time, its dynamism is what I [...]

Crafting in Co. Clare 2017-09-11T22:23:01+00:00
11 09, 2017

Podcast Reviews

2017-09-29T11:55:05+00:00

Podcast Reviews We highlight some of our favourite knitting and crafty podcasts DUNKELGRÜN PODCAST We’ve been fans of the Dunkelgrün Podcast since Anna uploaded her first episode in February of [...]

Podcast Reviews 2017-09-29T11:55:05+00:00
11 09, 2017

The Patchwork Diaries

2017-09-11T22:23:25+00:00

The Patchwork Diaries We go on a patchwork adventure with our new columnist Aine Foley of Lismore Quilt Co. It's hard to believe that it's nearly the end of the summer and back [...]

The Patchwork Diaries 2017-09-11T22:23:25+00:00
11 09, 2017

Paper making: from pulp to perfection

2017-09-11T22:24:25+00:00

Paper. For most of us, it is a largely functional item produced in massive volumes the world over. But handmade paper, made sheet by sheet, is much more than that. We look at the craft of paper making and [...]

Paper making: from pulp to perfection 2017-09-11T22:24:25+00:00
11 09, 2017

Diary of an alpaca farmer

2017-09-11T22:24:32+00:00

Our new regular column from Roger Clarke, an alpaca farmer from Tyrone in Northern Ireland, will chart the goings-on on the farm throughout the year. We’ll hear all about the exploits of Roger's herd of alpacas. Set in the heart of [...]

Diary of an alpaca farmer 2017-09-11T22:24:32+00:00
11 09, 2017

Sunshine and Sprinkles Cowl

2017-09-11T22:24:47+00:00

Sunshine and Sprinkles Cowl Designed by Maria Grandfield, the Sunshine and Sprinkles Cowl is a nice introduction to colourwork featuring a simple pattern that alternates between two colours every two stitches, with two nice "rest rows" in between. [...]

Sunshine and Sprinkles Cowl 2017-09-11T22:24:47+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
7 09, 2017

DIY Blueface

2017-09-11T22:25:11+00:00

We chart the origins and story so far of a fascinating initiative in the Northwest of Ireland: a sheep to garment project with the beautiful Blue-Face Leicester breed at its heart. Like many of us, Albina learned to knit [...]

DIY Blueface 2017-09-11T22:25:11+00:00
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