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28 04, 2018

Batik workshop in Grennan Mill


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
9 09, 2017

Book Review: A Row by Roe Adventure


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 Adventure2017-09-09T09:06:26+00:00
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