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Doily The Sheep

Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing some of the new sheep that will be on display in the Tinahely Sheep Flock by Tinahely Arts Group. The creativity is pure magic! Meanwhile, I’m having fun preparing my two sheep for the Tinahely Sheep Flock which go on display next Saturday. I have been contemplating for […]

March Is InternatCroMo

I’m having the greatest fun planning the next month’s crochet activities. The month of March is International Crochet Month and I for one will see to that the hook is kept hot and on the go for the entire month of March! It all started out with the American Crochet Guild and now it has […]

Spinning A Raw Yarn

This is my first miniature hank of yarn spun on a drop spindle. It’s about a heavy Double Knit weight and it’s spun from raw, unwashed and uncarded fleece. Raw fleece also means loads of lanolin and soft hands and, let’s face it, the scent can only be classified as agricultural… Nuff said! Yarn spun […]

A Natural Dye Pot Tale

Saturday was such an inspiring day at The Yarn Room. Terry The Weaver sent us through the motions step by step and shared so very generously his knowledge. We ended up with four mordants; Copper, Alum, Tin and Iron which gave us a heap of different colour shades even-though we only used four different dyes. […]

A Thing About Colour

I think it’s safe to say that my “thing” is colour. For a long time I tried to fool myself into thinking it was texture but truth be told, my first love is colour! Full stop! Colours speak to me, they appeal to me, they inspire me. In my mid-teens I took this to the […]

New Crochet Class Schedule

I have just updated the Winter/Spring schedule for my classes. First class up is in Market Square, Tinahely and it’s commencing Tuesday January 17th. Morning classes are from 10.30 to 12.30, evening classes from 8.00 to 10.00 pm. Beginners will learn to crochet and Continuers will either learn Tunisian Crochet or get help to design […]

A Spot Of Mending

I started wearing my Watermelon Top in early January 2010. I love it, but I haven’t been wearing it all that much… You see, the car door “jumped at it” and tore two of the flowers loose and I never really got around to mending it. I knew I had a whole ball of the […]

His, Her & Their Lot Hats

I finally have all the presents done and nearly good to go to Denmark on Wednesday.  I just need to sew on pom-poms and weave in ends. His & Her Hats worked in Alpaca © Irene Lundgaard 2011 I made a His & Her Hat set out of two balls of Alpaca reversing the colours […]

The Innocence Of Charity

The Innocent Big Knit was on earlier in the year and what a great cause they raise money for. Age Action Ireland benefit every year from the hard work of very many knitters and crocheters around Ireland. I was one of the contributors again this year and one of my little hats even made it […]

The Christmas Season Is Kicked Off

Today we had our wonderful Christmas Spirit Fair at the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely. All the stallholders had brought superb goods which they presented in the most lovely cheerful manner and we had a steady stream of people come through the doors all day long. I just thought I would share a few pictures from […]