Colourful Fair Sneak Peek

My hooks are red hot these chilly days as they are busy making stock for our Christmas Spirit Fair on Sunday. Much of my produce is inspired by the cold in the sense that it’s things to keep things warm be that people’s heads or tea and coffee pots! Everything is made in pure yarns like Alpaca, wool and some silk blends too. Here is a sneak peek at a few of the tea-cosies and some hats too.

Christmas Spirit  Fair Courthouse Arts Centre 2011 - some stock
Colourful Woolly Warmers for Christmas Spirit Fair
at Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
© Irene Lundgaard 2011

I have still to do all the finishing, but the stock is building up just nicely and one thing is certain, my busy hands are not cold these days!


Pick Up Your Needles in Tinahely

It’s time for another one day workshop in Tinahely. A day to indulge your passion, learn something new and not least, have a blast with fibre and like minded people!

Learn to Knit, Crochet, Felt
or Spin your own yarn
or refresh your skill

1 Day Workshop @ €55
Sunday February 21st

All materials included. Full payment taken upon booking.
Venue: The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

Tuition will be given in:

Knitting: Beginners will learn the basics of knitting and start a project. Improvers will learn to design a unique hat, work on finishing techniques or learn cable and lace stitches. You can also bring along any knitting project that you would like assistance with.
Tutor: Stephanie Kennedy
Crochet: Beginners will learn the basics of crochet and start a project to work on at home. Improvers will learn classical Tunisian crochet and start a bag or a hat in this exiting technique.
Tutor: Irene Lundgaard
Wet felting: Felt your own fingerless mittens! In the AM experiment with different colour combinations of fibre and in the PM design and make a gorgeous pair of warm fingerless mittens. Suitable for both beginners and improver felters.
Tutor: Nicola Brown
Pick up your needles – but drop the spindle first: Make smooth and lumpy-bumpy yarn from commercial and raw fibers using the drop spindle; preparing raw fleece for spinning or dying and spinning wheel demonstration. No experience necessary but you are welcome to bring spindles, wheels or fibers you already have.
Tutor: Catherine Cronin

The price for tuition and materials is €55.
Lunch is available in the village. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

Bookings at Please specify the craft that you are interested in on booking.

Payment in full will be required upon booking.
We need a minimum of 15 participants.

Come along and enjoy the warmth of woolly fibres!