Design

Runes In Filet Crochet

I have a few balls of DMC 80 cotton and thought I’d use it for a birthday present, so I set to work with pencil and notepad. I had a few ideas and landed on working in Filet Crochet, a technique I very rarely use as it does not really appeal to me, but my […]

It’s That Shamrock Time Of Year

Soon Sct Patrick’s Day will be here, on March 17th to be exact and I know many have their hook out to celebrate. Last year I made this free Shamrock pattern available and I just thought I would remind you that it is still available. Crochet Shamrocks On A String For St Patrick’s Day © […]

Birthday Crochet – The Ultimate Celebration

This weekend saw Pia & Thue’s 40th birthday and I celebrated with a spot of crochet – the ultimate from of celebration if you ask me. Pia & Thue are avid bikers, this summer saw them “do Sweden” on their bikes and next year they are planning a very long bike trip in America… What […]

Horseplay With The Hook

While I was in Denmark earlier in the month a message with a fun order ticked into my mail box. I usually say I don’t “do” commissions, but then again, I do “do” commissions, but only when my creative freedom is not constrained. Fortunately, this was the case again this time. This was an order […]

No Idle Hands

I am busy teaching crochet these days and was delighted to have a great day in the Deirdre Minogue Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow on Saturday where my crochet sold well – I have a shop in Deirdre’s shop and love the concept of cooperation in that way! My good sales on Saturday means some […]

Coronation Crochet

I have noticed that a lot of people who come to crochet are doing so inspired by Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers more so than their own mothers; I have to say that this is true for me too, although my mother is an eternal inspiration for my own crafty adventures. I wonder if this is […]

Crochet In The Bold Corner

It has been too quiet about this place for the last week or so, all due to much teaching of crochet and many very capable hands turning out well defined crochet stitches. I am also busy preparing handouts for my next workshops in Denmark; or rather, I should be doing that as they do not […]

Vintage Crochet & Buttons Too

The week before I went to Denmark to do the Workshops in Skive Library, I found a picture of my Granny being held in the arms of my Great Granny, my Great Grandfather and my granny’s siblings are also in the picture and I spotted a few crochet collars on the girls in the picture, […]

Propping Up Asterix & Obelix

A year ago I was approached by the Set Designer of the new “Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty’s Service” movie. Parts of the movie were filmed on location here in Ireland and crochet was needed for some of the props. I was excited and delighted to be approached, particularly when I realized I had […]

Tinahely Arts Group Craft Fair

There are no idle hands here these days. Last night we, the Tinahely Arts Group, celebrated Culture Night with interactive displays and Words in the village, I also had crochet words in the village but I will write properly about them later because right now, the focus is on the Tinahely Arts Group Arts & […]