July 2012

Creative Growth

I am very busy with the hook these days… Creative juices are flowing and ides are formulated, tested and tried, deemed worthy of further pursuit or not.  I am preparing three different pieces of crochet for exhibitions, one for the Tinahely Agricultural Show Art Exhibition on August 6th and a couple of things for Culture […]

Catching Up

I’m back from my trip to Denmark after two wonderful workshops at the fantastic facilities at the County Library in Skive and much crochet creativity was unleashed! 15 crocheters  learnt Tunisian crochet, 6 beginner crocheters were hatched and 6 ponchos designed! Wonderful, fulfilling days! YAY! I hit the ground running when I came back as […]

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. […]

Defiant Summer Crochet

The Irish summer heat seeped out around July first, we’re back to rain and low temperatures as per usual but who says we can’t use summer colours anyway? I am at the moment. The Summer Candy Swirl Beanie was completed in fun summer colours. It’s just a little sample that will only fit a child’s […]

The Birthday Aftermath

There was cakes to die for at The Yarn Room yesterday, was being the operative word. When I left after a stint of some 3 hours this is what was left on the plates. Yummy Home Baking – Yarn Room Style The place was packed with lovely yarnies and very many lovely faces were put […]

Celebratory Sale

Today when I locked the door at The Yarn Room I had to pause for a moment and have a last quick look in through the door to make sure that everything was under control. I had to pinch myself when I saw the colour and the bright space that is The Yarn Room. This […]

Her Nibs In Glad Rags

I am just about to pack my bags as I’m sneaking off to London for a long weekend. I will need to bring my glad rags as I am going partying and just wish I had a skirt like Her Nibs at The Yarn Room. I feel an idea coming on…

Tunisian Heads Down

Another successful gathering at the work table in The Yarn Room today. They had their heads down in the bright and airy room while cracking the Tunisian code. They worked hard, coffee, tea and cakes were had and they cracked the code completely! YAY! On Friday it’s all about Classical Crochet. I better get the […]

Breaking The Mould With Flowers

The work table at The Yarn Room was hopping with yarn and hooks and laugh and good humour this afternoon. We basically broke the crochet mould today by having our first Crochet Flower Class there and everyone even went home with a lovely home made flower. See for yourself : Thanks to The Crochet Sisterhood, […]

In Bloom

These are some samples for the crochet flower class on Saturday. I made a couple of traditional and simple ones and then the one brash and bold one which is actually also very simply made. The brash and bold one is made to explore the effect of combining different classes of yarn. It is quite […]