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Crochet Design

Tinahely Arts Group Craft Fair

Arts and Craft Fair Farm Shop Tinahely 2012There are no idle hands here these days. Last night we, the Tinahely Arts Group, celebrated Culture Night with interactive displays and Words in the village, I also had crochet words in the village but I will write properly about them later because right now, the focus is on the Tinahely Arts Group Arts & Craft Fair at the Tinahely Farm Shop tomorrow Sunday 23rd from 11 – 5.

I am one of the stall holders at the event and seeing that Rebecca and Philip use real vintage china cups in their Tea Rooms, I thought it appropriate to theme my stall around Tea Cosies and also something vintage. What’s more vintage in crochet than Granny Square?… I have made them medium to small as I hear a lot of single people complaining that they can’t get a tea cosy for small pots. Obviously, there will also be family size ones.

Granny Square Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard Granny Square Tea Cosy © Irene Lundgaard 2012

Crochet Chickens by Irene LundgaardI thought I would also make a bit of fun stuff like a few little chicks, seeing that we are going to have the fair on a farm. I created the chicks a while back but they never really got any further than the development stage, but now that I have actually made a few, I think I will have to make a pattern. They are cheerful to have hanging in a fish line about the place, I think.

My mother is a florist and instilled a love of cut flowers in my from an early age. She had a fantastic flower border in the garden when I was a little girl and Rebecca Hadden of the Tinahely Farm Shop is also a fine florist and for that reason I thought I would also keep a flower theme going on my stall so pretty flower brooches are running off the hook at the speed of light here. I will do a crochet flower demonstration on my stall and I hope you will join me and be inspired.

Crochet Flower Broches by Irene Lundgaard Crochet Flower Brooches © Irene Lundgaard 2012

The Tinahely Arts & Craft Fair opens at the Tinahely Farm Shop on Sunday September 23rd at 11 to 5, the tea rooms and shop will also be open. I hope you can join us! 

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Yarn Classes

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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Yarn Classes

July Crochet Class Schedule

Crochet Classes July 2012 by Irene LundgaardI have another 4 week run of classes lined up for the month of July at the Tinahely Farmshop, Coolruss, Tinahely.

The classes are starting on Tuesday July 3rdJuly 24th 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Beginners will learn the basics of crochet, gain confidence in the stitches, learn best practise with finishing and some handy tricks of the trade.

Continuers will broaden their pallet and learn to work out gauge/tension, get help with designing their own garment and we will tip into some free from crochet too.

Everyone will gain confidence from mastering a skill and enjoy the playfulness of working with colours!

The class is €65 for beginners, which includes materials (hook and yarn + class notes).
It is €55 for continuers (class notes only included in the price).
Drop-in Class is €15.

Pre-booking is essential!
Mail me at irene@yarnclasses.com or call me on 085 769 1854

Note: If you can’t make it to the classes in Tinahely, you can always book into my regular classes at The Yarn Room in Ashford, Co Wicklow where I teach crochet every Thursday afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30 and one Saturday a month! All you need to do is to contact the shop directly and specify what you would like to learn and I will customize my tuition to suit your preference.

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Crochet In June

Crochet Classes June 2012 by Irene LundgaardI’ll have the hook out in Tinahely again and I have organized a 4 week run at the Tinahely Farm Shop starting Tuesday May 28th for 4 weeks from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Beginners will learn the basics of crochet including good posture to cut down on repetitive strain injuries. Continuers, will learn to read patters, learn classical best practice and new techniques like Tapestry Crochet and Tunisian Crochet.

Price including basic materials is €65 per person. Pre-booking is essential, so please drop me a mail at irene@yarnclasses.com or ring me on 085 769 1854.

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May Crochet Classes Lined Up

Crochet Classes May 2012 by Irene LundgaardI’t’s time to get the hook out in Tinahely again and I have organized a 4 week run at the Tinahely Farm Shop starting Tuesday May 1st for 4 weeks from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Beginners will learn the basics of crochet including good posture to cut down on repetitive strain injuries. No pointy-out fingers here! Continuers, will learn to read patters and who knows, they might even manage to design their own poncho!

I’m working on a couple of new patterns which will be rolled out at the class too…

Pre-booking is essential, so please drop me a mail at irene@yarnclasses.com or ring me on 085 769 1854.