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Women Of The World

This coming Friday is a significant day in the year for women. It is March 8th and it is International Women’s Day – which by coincidence was established in Copenhagen. Today I had the privilege of having early celebrations with a women’s group in Arklow called Women Of The World which was established in 2009 […]

The Power Of Crochet Flowers

I teach crochet classes in the Market Square building right in the centre of Tinahely, Co Wicklow. At the bottom of the steps the Tinahely ICA erected a granite bench for people to congregate at for at chat. Behind the bench there is a tree – a tree that I appear to have “something” for… […]

Culture Night Crochet

We celebrated Culture Night 2012 all over Ireland last Friday September 21st. My own contribution was obviously crochet… On the square in Tinahely we have a granite bench which was donated to the village by the wonderful women of Tinahely I.C.A. It’s a sturdy granite bench that holds a lot of gatherings of the young […]

In The Media

Last night I sat quietly and in my own world crocheting. The television was on and all of a sudden I saw what people have been telling me about. I saw my own face on TV. Some weeks ago there was a feature on The Yarn Room on Nationwide on RTÉ, our national TV station […]

Democracy Was Knit Together On Facebook

In late August I wrote about a yarn activism project which my Danish friend Dana initiated as a response to the atrocities in Norway. Yesterday the piece was unveiled at the Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) in Copenhagen where they are building a new metro station. All pictures are kindly made available by my friend © […]

A Statement In Yarn

My Danish friend Dana has a bee in her bonnet about yarn, she is a spinner and dyer and a knitter extraordinaire. Dana also has a bee in her bonnet about the state of the world. As a matter of fact, she has strong, well-informed opinions about most matters. Dana does not just stop with […]