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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 Night, but more about that later.

Green Growth 2Not only that, I also have the most wonderful crochet class going every Tuesday morning (10.30-12.30) at the Tinahely Farm Shop, where there are two more weeks left of the current session, do join us! Drop me a mail or give me a ring, if you would like to take part: irene@yarnclasses.com / 085 769 1854. You can learn the very basics of crochet in just two hours! Drop in classes are €15 per class. I also give regular afternoon classes every Thursday afternoon at The Yarn Room – you can book in directly at the shop on: 085 1303762.

A lot of people are on their holidays at the moment, which is lovely – I hear great things about the wonderful Mediterranean water, sun and heat – something  we have not been blessed with this summer in Ireland yet, although today there is actually blue skies and shadows on the lawn which is wonderful. I often wonder if I would like to go on a sun holiday and every time I think about it I realize that the one journey I prefer over all journeys is the creative journey. The one where the ideas just flow, where all my being is absorbed by the thing I am constructing in crochet – to me, the best journey of all, and now I will go out into the beautiful sunshine with my hook and let rip.

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Time For New Class Schedule

Time flies as I am having a fun filled summer with loads of creativity and happy times. I have very many WIPs on both hooks and needles, I even have some FOs too, but no time to take photos. And then there is The Irish Reef which needs attention every so often. Have you been to see it yet?

heartlogoFor now, I will put out this teaser for my initial autumn crochet class schedule. This will be fleshed out further with workshops in Denmark and elsewhere later on, but for now, it’s looking like this:

Beginners will learn the basics of crochet as well as reading patterns and experience the general fun of crochet.

Intermediates will get help on the project of their choice, invent a new project or simply refine their technique.

Beginners: 3 weeks @ €55, materials included.
Intermediates: 3 weeks @ €45, materials not included.
Classes are held upstairs in Market Square House, Tinahely, Co Wicklow.


Tuesday Mornings

from 10.30 – 12.30 pm

Tuesday Evenings
from 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm

September 13th/ 20th/ 27th
October  11th/ 18th/ 25th
November 15th/ 22nd/ 29th

You can book your place now by dropping me an e-mail: irene@yarnclasses.com

I hope you are having as much fun in the summer sun as I am, although crochet in pure cotton in Double Knitting yarn is not my favourite medium. I miss the spring in pure wool. Having said that, I adore working in very fine crochet cotton. The contradiction… Do you like crocheting in heavy cotton?