Class Booking

Crochet classes

Sadly Irene taught her last crochet class in the spring of 2013. Irene loved to share her knowledge, skill and passion for crochet with others and enjoyed every minute she spent giving workshops and classes. She loved creating new patterns and working with new ideas, immersing herself in her world of woolly wonders she was able to let her creativity flow and the energy and excitement that she brought to everything she did was an inspiration to all with whom she crossed paths. Fortunately many of the wonderful crochet patterns that Irene created are still available for others to enjoy, ensuring that her memory will live on every time someone takes a crochet hook in their hands to crochet one of her patterns.


Group Workshops:

If you have the people and the venue, I have the skill and materials and will travel to teach. I am always available to customize Master Class workshops for craft groups, colleges, yarn shops etc.

Workshops range from teaching complete beginners to crochet, to teaching specific techniques like Tapestry Crochet or Tunisian Crochet or perhaps a Freeform workshop. Best practice and good finishing is always included in my tuition as well as how to avoid repetitive strains, achieve beautiful drape in the fabric you are making and so on.

If you are interested in coming to me here in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Ireland as a group, I can also customize workshop packages, even including accommodation if that is needed.

If you are interested in workshops, please send me a mail at: or call me on +353 (0)85 769 1854


Continental Knitting Class

I thought I would mention that I am branching out and doing a Continental Knitting Class, just in case you should have the urge to learn how to speed up your knitting considerably. If you are interested in learning this fast technique you can drop me a mail to book.


16 replies on “Class Booking”

Can you tell me if you know of any crochet classes running in Navan Co Meath? Some one i know is very interested in learning but she lives in Navan. Thank you. Haidee Mac Carthy.

Haidee, unfortunately, I don’t know of any classes near Navan. However, we do a one day workshop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow which might suit her?

Hi Irene,

My mum, Helen Brennan (from Tinhely) gave me one of your lovely knitted hair grips! I am an avid knitter but havent tried something like that yet and would love to learn how! I would love to come to one of your classes but unfortunately I cant as I live in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. I will have to figure it out myself!

Love your website.

Happy knitting


Uma, unfortunately, I have no crochet classes in Drogheda. Try and check out your local yarn store, they might have classes.

Sian, great you liked the swirly-whirly, they are great fun to crochet. As for the classes, we do have one day workshops at the Courthouse Arts Centre in Tinahely regularly, the next one is Sunday February 21st which might suit you? Otherwise, check out your local yarn store, they may have classes.

Thanks for your kind words about my site!


Hi Irene

My name is Olive Carey I live in Co. Carlow I would love to attend some knitting class, as Im a distance away I would love to attend you one day work shop if thats possibel.



Hello Irene,

I used to do knitting before . I haven’t been doing much recently and i was wondering if you have any classes in Limerick.

with thanks,


Hi Sara,

I live on the East coast and have therefore no classes in Limerick. May I suggest you go to your local yarn shop, they usually have classes or alternatively, they might know where you can go in Limerick.

I hope this is a help.

Happy knitting,

I am very interested in attending a textile class or workshop in the middle of June 2012 in Copenhagen. I am especially interested in art crochet. Can you give me some suggestions? Thank you!

Hi Connie,
Unfortunately, I have no contacts in Copenhagen at the moment, but I will make sure to keep you posted. However, may I suggest you do a search on “hæklekurser i København” or “hæklekursus i København” that should throw up if there are any available.
Good luck with it!

the Sligo FRC has knitting classes starting again 24 Feb from 10.00am – 12.00. The knitting group meets every Friday morning in the Centre as well at 10.00am for anyone living in the Sligo area.
Ring 9146315 for details. All welcome.

Hello Irene,

I would be interested in attending a one day workshop. I live in Belfast but would be happy to stay locally and attend in Tinahely. Perhaps you could let me know some dates so I could organise my life!!

Thank you,

Hi Valerie,

Thank you very much for your message Valerie, I will send you some details under separate cover. Have contacts to good B&Bs in the area etc.

All the best,