Category Archive: Fibre art

All for Hope

On 11th February our teenage daughter sets off for Kolkata (Calcutta) with The Hope Foundation, an Irish charity working with street children in India. There is no doubt that it will be a life changing experience for… Continue reading

Travel theme: Tiny

The first of many wonderful exhibits in the recent Creative Diversity Exhibition on Sherkin Island shows Sue’s miniature jumper installation! You will find more on Sherkin Island Knitwear here and for more interpretations of tiny… Continue reading

Shimmer

I have been given a little nudge to share my two exhibits in the recent Creative Diversity exhibition on Sherkin Island. So deep breath…and here we go. I had fun making the above… Continue reading

Ripples

I have been making waves on Sherkin Island this weekend – thanks to the lovely Lucy at Attic24 and her pattern for a Cottage Ripple Blanket.  This crochet project has sustained me through the winter months, and… Continue reading

Twisted Threads

This day last week I was in textile heaven, wandering around the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London. My head was in a whirl (or was it a whorl?) as I ricocheted from… Continue reading

Showcase 2014

I travelled to Dublin on Wednesday with Siubhan from CraftLee to visit Showcase, Ireland’s annual ‘Creative Expo’, featuring the very best of Irish gifts, fashion and interiors. Now in its 38th year, Showcase… Continue reading

Stitch ‘n’ Beach (2)

Strand of wool Now that I’m on Sherkin Island for two weeks, I am doing one of my favourite things. I’ve had this red wool for too long now so I have started… Continue reading

Shoot it, Sketch it

I am joining in the fun at last by trying my hand at Shoot it, Sketch it, a concept started by Bec at Clouds of Colour, who has gained some very talented participants: Poppytump The… Continue reading

Granny Square Eyes

I started this ‘Springtime Throw’ in November and although the pattern suggested 432 squares for a full-sized throw, I felt burnt out after 108 and decided that it would make a lovely baby blanket instead.… Continue reading

A trip to Dublin

I was fortunate to have two whole hours to myself in Dublin recently so I made a conscious decision to avoid High Street shops and follow my heart instead. So what, I hear… Continue reading