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Thank You Ladies

We had two great, inspiring fun days at the Library in Skive. I think the photos from the days tell their own tale, don’t you?

Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 2Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 3Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 4Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene LundgaardCrochet Workshops at Skive Library April 2013
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It was such a joy to see so many know faces yet again. I sometimes wonder if the crocheters that return every time come because I haven’t taught them well enough in the first place, but I choose to believe that they come because they think the crochet workshops are inspiring and fun!

I also had the privilege of meeting lovely Anne, we have known each other for years online but never met in IRL. Anne came with hugs for me from both Marianne and Lene too! I am a lucky woman!

Special thanks to Skive Bibliotek and particularly to Anette for all her support and help!


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Workshop Yarn Classes

Loads Of Crochet

I have been busy giving crochet workshops in Denmark and busy in my regular crochet classes here in Ireland too. So busy I have not been able to get my web page updated which is a disgrace as I have loads of news to share.

However, I will not be able to get to that until tomorrow afternoon, but I can tell you that it involves the mention of an article in the current edition of the new UK magazine SIMPLY CROCHET in which I’m delighted to feature – have you seen the magazine? It’s bright and cheerful and if nothing else, check it out for the paper quality alone – having a background in printing – I’m a sucker for nice paper!

I will also roll out my new regular classes as well as making suggestions for one day workshops that might be of interest to you. And then there is a whole other crochet venture which involves sales of select pieces of my crochet too.

Crochet Hillarity at Skive Bibliotek by Irene Lundgaard

Doing The Crochet Thing at Skive Bibliotek by Irene LundgaardUntidy, chaotic teachers workstation at
Crochet Workshop at Skive Library, Denmark
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Irene Lundgaard 2013

In the meantime, I share a couple of photos form the workshops I did at the wonderful library in Skive, Denmark. As you can see, they were a busy lot! Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the beginner class on the Friday. They were a great and came through in flying colours with a great grasp of more than just the basics on the day.

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Granny Squares With A Twist

The Granny Squares with a twist is in development and I’m having good fun. There are another couple to roll off the hook before pattern and production can be set in motion, the colours are working well, I think and the only question is if I can twist them further.

How I love the creative process, to me it really is the ultimate journey!

Spiralling Granny Squares by Irene LundgaardSpiralling Granny Square Sketches in Cushendale DK
© Irene Lundgaard 2012

I have this notion that these should be made up with a warm red colour from Cushendale Wollen Mills, but my stash appear to have been diluted of that particular colour. I feel a trip to Graig-na-managh coming on this coming week! 

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granny square Yarn Classes

Granny’s Square Cushion

I was preparing some workshops for my regular January classes as well as workshops at Skive Library in Denmark in February and I thought it was about time I got going with some Granny Squares of the colourful variety!

Crochet Granny Square Cushion by Irene LundgaardGranny’s Square Cushion © Irene Lundgaard 2012


This cushion is one of the samples that I have been working on of late and if I may say so myself, I think the colours are great fun!
However, I better get back to the hook – there are a couple of last minute presents to get done… There is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind, right?!

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Crochet Yarn Classes

Make A Woolly Present In November

Crochet Classes November 2012 by Irene Lundgaard - Tinahely Farm ShopIt’s that time of year again, time to think about making presents and why not combine that with cooler weather, hook and wool to make warm presents?

I’m starting a new round of 4 week classes on Tuesday November 6th, morning classes at the Tinahely Farm Shop from 10.30 am-12.20 pm, evening classes at Market Square, Tinahely from 8.00-10.00 pm. Price for absolute beginners is €65 (all materials included) and €55 for continuers, (bring your own yarn).

Techniques like Tunisian Crochet and Tapestry Crochet will be taught during the class or it will be possible to get help with making presents for the season that’s in it. Gift ideas might be Granny Square Snoods, Fingerless Mittens, Woolly Warm Hats, Scarves, Wraps, Cute Amigurumi Toys or a project of your choice!

Pre-booking essential, please drop me a mail on irene@yarnclasses.com or call me on 085 769 1864

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Brave Danish Crocheters

We had a great day of freeform crochet today at the wonderful library in the town of Skive in Denmark and the brave crocheters threw themselves at the task! I think the pictures speak for themselves!

Skive Bibliotek by Irene LundgaardFreeform Crochet in progrees at Skive Bibliotek Library by Irene LundgaardFreeform Crochet pupils hard at it at Skive Bibliotek by Irene LundgaardFreeform Crocheters in progress at Skive Bibliotek by Irene LundgaardFreeform Crocheters in progress at Skive Bibliotek by Irene Lundgaard 2Giddy Freeform crochters Skive Bibliotek by Irene lundgaardThe finer details of crochet by Irene Lundgaard 3Freeform Crochet Workshop at Skive Bibliotek, Denmark
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Irene Lundgaard 2012

Lovely day! Really lovely day in a superb setting with super facilities. Tomorrow we’ll do beginner crochet and not least tapestry crochet! All set!

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Free form Crochet Workshops in Denmark

Hækle Workshops Oktober 2012 Skive Bibliotek plakat - LørdagI’m currently preparing a couple of full day workshops at the end of the month. I have been invited back to the library in Skive in Denmark, where I will be teaching on Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th. The Sunday workshop is fully booked, but I believe there are still a few places left in the Free Form workshop on the Saturday.

I’m having great fun making a few samples of which I will show pictures later in the week when I come across some proper light for taking decent photos in.

Note: If you would like to take part in the workshop you have to contact Skive Library directly. Details can be found here!

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Crochet Joy & Miles Of Knitting Too

The workshop today was an action packed affair oozing enthusiasm and ability and some serious creative attitude!

Crochet Workshop in Skive Denmark by Irene LundgaardA Seriously Creative Bunch at Skive County Library
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Irene Lundgaard 2011

Breasts Support Skive Denmark by Irene LundgaardKnitted Pink Bow Supprting Breasts in Skive Denmark - by Irene LundgaardThe pedestrian area of the town was even festooned with bright pink ribbons to support breast cancer awareness. Or as they say here in Denmark, they had their Support The Breasts Day. There was  knitting tied as pretty ribbons about the town for many many meters and on the old Town Hall. Hours have been spent making this knitted wonder. On the Town Hall Square they had a globe of bras too! Great event that! Did you have your breasts checked lately?