11 12, 2018

Books in Review – Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions

2018-12-11T22:26:10+00:00

Our bookshelves are groaning under the weight of all the crafty publications we own, but that doesn’t stop us from adding to the collection.  Recently, we received a copy of Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions: 35 [...]

Books in Review – Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions2018-12-11T22:26:10+00:00
27 10, 2018

Books in Review – Little Loom Weaving

2018-10-27T13:17:17+00:00

Way back in July, a friend and I travelled up to the Big Smoke to attend a book launch at The Constant Knitter.  The book, Little Loom Weaving, is the culmination of a year’s hard [...]

Books in Review – Little Loom Weaving2018-10-27T13:17:17+00:00
25 07, 2018

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool 2018

2018-07-25T19:30:09+00:00

In less than two weeks from today on Saturday 4th August 2018, the beautiful seaside village of Whitehead will play host to the Yarnfolk Festival of Wool. […]

Yarnfolk Festival of Wool 20182018-07-25T19:30:09+00:00
8 06, 2018

Save the Date! West Cork Yarn & Craft Festival

2018-06-10T11:06:59+00:00

Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Way where the point of the Mizen Head Peninsula and the Sheep’s Head Peninsula meet, the picturesque village Durrus will play host to the West Cork Craft & Yarn Festival [...]

Save the Date! West Cork Yarn & Craft Festival2018-06-10T11:06:59+00:00
12 05, 2018

The Wonderful Woolapalooza Weekend

2018-05-12T18:05:46+00:00

Neither of us could attend the Woolpalooza Festival, but when we saw all of the lovely photos @prettyfunkyknitter was posting, we got in touch to ask if she’d be happy to give us the rundown [...]

The Wonderful Woolapalooza Weekend2018-05-12T18:05:46+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
14 04, 2018

Books in Review – WYS The Croft Shetland Tweed

2018-04-14T15:55:02+00:00

I was lucky enough to be able to review West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Shetland Tweed yarn in our Winter Solstice Issue.  At that time, I had planned to revisit the yarn and talk a [...]

Books in Review – WYS The Croft Shetland Tweed2018-04-14T15:55:02+00:00
8 03, 2018

What’s On: Fibre Fun in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Week Festival

2018-03-08T18:36:36+00:00

Our good friend Rosemary from The Constant Knitter in Dublin has been in touch to tell us about a community project that she has been involved with in her local Dublin 8 area. […]

What’s On: Fibre Fun in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Week Festival2018-03-08T18:36:36+00:00
27 02, 2018

Celebrating the End of Our Criss Cross Shawl CAL

2018-02-27T17:40:08+00:00

On Friday 23rd of February, we came to the end of our very first crochet-along – the Criss Cross shawl. After a fabulous few weeks of chatter and beautiful FOs, we have drawn three winners [...]

Celebrating the End of Our Criss Cross Shawl CAL2018-02-27T17:40:08+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
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