18 12, 2017

Pale Fire

2018-04-10T16:28:57+00:00

Pale Fire It may be cold and dark, yet we celebrate! Because the shortest day marks the start of longer days to come. In honour of the Winter Solstice, Pale Fire is a study of contrast and [...]

Pale Fire2018-04-10T16:28:57+00:00
18 12, 2017

Crafty Makes – Festive Doggy Bandanas

2018-04-04T09:56:29+00:00

Festive Doggy Bandanas Here's a quick and cute little make for the doggies in your life. A festive doggy bandana to get your pets into the Christmas spirit. MATERIALS To make [...]

Crafty Makes – Festive Doggy Bandanas2018-04-04T09:56:29+00:00
18 12, 2017

Podcast Reviews

2018-04-04T10:03:54+00:00

Podcast Reviews We highlight some of our favourite knitting and crafty podcasts BABBLES TRAVELLING YARN PODCAST Grace O’Neil is the Limerick lady podcasting for over a year who describes herself [...]

Podcast Reviews2018-04-04T10:03:54+00:00
18 12, 2017

Crafty Makes – Lavender Room Spray

2018-04-04T10:05:12+00:00

Lavender Room Spray It's always helpful to have a few quick and easy gift makes up your sleeve, especially at this time of year, when you realise that in the mad panic of Christmas, you've forgotten to [...]

Crafty Makes – Lavender Room Spray2018-04-04T10:05:12+00:00
18 12, 2017

Diary of an Alpaca Farmer

2018-04-04T10:01:03+00:00

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. While the alpaca industry in Ireland [...]

Diary of an Alpaca Farmer2018-04-04T10:01:03+00:00
18 12, 2017

Out and About

2018-04-04T10:06:43+00:00

Out and About We get out and about visiting events, exhibitions and crafty workshops around the country or sampling them from the comfort of our own homes Festive Willow Workshop [...]

Out and About2018-04-04T10:06:43+00:00
18 12, 2017

Love Wool

2018-04-04T10:11:04+00:00

Love Wool We put Portadown, Co Armagh yarn shop Love Wool in the spotlight and hear from owner Valerie McCann. Tell us a little bit about your shop? Love Wool is a warm [...]

Love Wool2018-04-04T10:11:04+00:00
18 12, 2017

Chatting with Johnny Shiels: Master of Spin

2018-04-04T10:12:47+00:00

We had the pleasure of speaking with Johnny Shiels, a third generation spinning wheel maker, who builds spinning wheels at the top of Ireland on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal. We hear about his life-long dedication to this [...]

Chatting with Johnny Shiels: Master of Spin2018-04-04T10:12:47+00:00
18 12, 2017

Spinning a yarn

2018-04-04T10:16:57+00:00

Like many fibre crafts, spinning has been practised for thousands of years, and the actual methods have changed little in that time. Unlike other fibre crafts though, spinning is how it all begins, how the fibre with which we [...]

Spinning a yarn2018-04-04T10:16:57+00:00
18 12, 2017

Book Reviews

2018-04-04T10:18:14+00:00

Book Reviews We take a look at some of the latest knitting, crochet and crafting books available now. The Wild Dyer A guide to natural dyes & the art of patchwork & stitch [...]

Book Reviews2018-04-04T10:18:14+00:00
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