11 07, 2018

Madeleine Shawl


Madeleine Shawl This delicate lace shawl is perfect for those summer evenings, draped over your shoulders. The lace design opens up beautifully when blocked. MATERIALS Yarn: Yurwool 80% SW Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% [...]

Madeleine Shawl2018-10-11T18:55:51+00:00
11 07, 2018

Yarn Reviews


Yarn Review Continuing with our more in-depth look at the yarns we review, in this issue we're concentrating on Breed Specific Wool.  Different breeds of sheep produce wool that has different qualities, something which is easier to [...]

Yarn Reviews2018-10-11T20:25:50+00:00
11 07, 2018

Book Reviews


Book Reviews We take a look at some of the latest knitting, crochet and crafting books available now. Colours from Nature A Natural Dyers Handbook (2nd Revised Edition) Jenny Dean £15.00 IBAN: 9780953083534 [...]

Book Reviews2018-10-11T20:28:39+00:00
11 07, 2018

Peter Pan Baby Cotton Boat Neck Sweater


Peter Pan Baby Cotton Boat Neck Sweater Just right for babies and little people, this baby boat neck sweater from Peter Pan, is the perfect layer, whatever the weather. MATERIALS Yarn: DK Weight [...]

Peter Pan Baby Cotton Boat Neck Sweater2018-10-11T19:44:38+00:00
11 07, 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. Greetings from [...]

Diary of an Alpaca Farmer2018-10-11T19:43:04+00:00
10 07, 2018

The Wool Shop


The Wool Shop We put Woolshop, two yarn shops, one based in Bangor and one in Newtownards, in the spotlight. Tell us a little bit about your shop? We are Woolshop and we're [...]

The Wool Shop2018-10-11T19:45:59+00:00
10 07, 2018

Olann and Loves


Olann and Loves A collection of beautiful, quirky and useful crafts and kits from Ireland and around the world that caught our eyes Heather Honey Store – Stitch Markers Less [...]

Olann and Loves2018-10-11T19:47:53+00:00
10 07, 2018

Crios Belt Weaving: A most traditional Irish craft


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 craft2018-10-11T19:49:25+00:00
9 07, 2018

Carnival Hat


Carnival Hat The Carnival Hat is the second colourwork hat designed for Olann and by Elizabeth Greenfield.  The designs have been created to increase in complexity with each one. MATERIALS Yarn: Double Knit weight [...]

Carnival Hat2018-10-11T19:51:06+00:00
9 07, 2018

Crafting in Co. Clare


Crafting in Co. Clare We catch up with our columnist Jennifer Lienhard of Apple Oak Fibre Works So much has already been said about Woollinn that I will only give a brief glimpse on [...]

Crafting in Co. Clare2018-10-11T19:52:18+00:00
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