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10 07, 2018

Crios Belt Weaving: A most traditional Irish craft

2018-07-12T20:36:21+00:00

Here at Olann and we're on a mission to explore Ireland's traditional crafts and hopefully bring them back into the public consciousness. One such craft is crios weaving, a simple craft focused on creating long woven belts that were [...]

Crios Belt Weaving: A most traditional Irish craft2018-07-12T20:36:21+00:00
28 04, 2018

Batik workshop in Grennan Mill

2018-04-28T19:15:24+00:00

On a rainy Sunday morning, five of us set off for Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Kilkenny for a day-long batik workshop. Aside from some dabbling with batik in school, none of us had any [...]

Batik workshop in Grennan Mill2018-04-28T19:15:24+00:00
4 04, 2018

Meet the designer: Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

2018-04-05T06:42:12+00:00

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 [...]

Meet the designer: Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain2018-04-05T06:42:12+00:00
4 04, 2018

Amanda’s Hat

2018-04-05T08:59:18+00:00

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 [...]

Amanda’s Hat2018-04-05T08:59:18+00:00
4 04, 2018

Meet the Designer: Kieran Foley

2018-04-05T12:50:04+00:00

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 [...]

Meet the Designer: Kieran Foley2018-04-05T12:50:04+00:00
4 04, 2018

Aimee Rose

2018-04-05T06:43:01+00:00

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 [...]

Aimee Rose2018-04-05T06:43:01+00:00
4 04, 2018

Tunisian crochet: what’s in a name

2018-04-05T06:43:31+00:00

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 [...]

Tunisian crochet: what’s in a name2018-04-05T06:43:31+00:00
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 knitalongs2018-02-24T15:07:52+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 Anaphora2018-02-03T12:32:35+00:00
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