5 04, 2018

Crafty Makes – Crochet Gift Boxes


Crochet Gift Boxes Do any of you remember the boxes made from old Christmas cards that had been crocheted together?  My grandparents had a couple although I'm pretty sure they bought them rather than making them.  I remember [...]

Crafty Makes – Crochet Gift Boxes2018-07-09T23:39:54+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 Shuilleabhain2018-07-09T23:40:10+00:00
4 04, 2018

Diary of an Alpaca Farmer


Our 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. [...]

Diary of an Alpaca Farmer2018-07-09T23:41:22+00:00
4 04, 2018

Crafty Makes – T-shirt yarn


T-Shirt Yarn Upcycle your old t-shirts into some yarn for crochet and knitting. MATERIALS Making t-shirt yarn couldn't be easier. All you need is:  Old t-shirts Scissors [...]

Crafty Makes – T-shirt yarn2018-07-09T23:41:48+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 Hat2018-07-09T23:41:59+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 Foley2018-07-09T23:42:10+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 Rose2018-07-09T23:42:21+00:00
4 04, 2018

Crafting in Co. Clare


Crafting in Co. Clare We catch up with our columnist Jennifer Lienhard of Apple Oak Fibre Works As usual it's been a busy few months, with lots of different things happening, including..... We [...]

Crafting in Co. Clare2018-07-09T23:39:27+00:00
4 04, 2018

The Patchwork Diaries


The Patchwork Diaries We go on a patchwork adventure with our new columnist Aine Foley of Lismore Quilt Co. Springtime is on the way so I decided to make something fresh and bright [...]

The Patchwork Diaries2018-07-10T08:25:29+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 name2018-07-10T08:27:08+00:00
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