Posts Tagged ‘felting’

Upcoming Classes & Events

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


Upcoming workshops and classes which all take place in the beautiful studio over the shop:


Regular Weekly Classes

Tuesday mornings 11.00 – 1.00pm:  knitting with Maria McGann ( or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00pm:  crochet with Maria McGann ( or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   ( or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  ( or 087 652 8448)

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  knitting class

Workshops & Events

Sunday 22 March 2-5pm: Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners an Dyers

Saturday 28 March: Maria Tapper – Embroidery workshop from 10 to 1pm. (

Saturday 28 March:  Maria Tapper – Sewing workshop.  (

Saturday, 11 April 10-5pm:  Make a felted top with Niki Collier

Sunday, 12 April 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

Tuesday, 14 April 11-4pm:  Drawing With Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare (












Rosemary at or on 087 996 7197


Bluefaced Leicester Yarn & Tops

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Blue Faced Leicester Aran & DK yarn

Blue Faced Leicester

Blue Faced Leicester Tops

Blue Faced Leicester Tops

Bluefaced Leicester pattern


This Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) has just arrived!

Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is an exceptionally adaptable wool, being suitable for garments that need to be both soft and hardwearing.   The West Yorkshire Spinners undyed BFL (Aran and DK) comes in ecru, brown and light brown.  It is beautifully soft, especially in the ecru, and is wonderfully lustrous.

WYS has teamed up with top designer Jenny Watson to create some stunning designs for this yarn in both Aran and DK thickness.  We have these patterns in stock here.

The combination of the soft and luxurious yarn with Jenny’s innovative designs will ultimately evolve into some fantastic garments.


Amy Detjen & Liaidain de Buitleir

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Amy Detjen Group with Liaidain de Buitleir

Amy Detjen Group with Liaidain de Buitleir

This Group from the US, travelling with Amy Detjen, had a wonderful morning playing with felt with the incomporable Liaidain de Buitleir.

Galway Cheviot felting/spinning fibres

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Galway Cheviot fibres

Galway Cheviot fibres

These brand new colours in Galway Cheviot arrived yesterday.  This fibre is ideal for making bags, slippers etc.

Merino wool tops with tussah silk

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Dyed merino wool tops + Tussah silk

Dyed merino wool tops + Tussah silk

Perfect for hand felting, hand spinning and many other uses, these beauties area a combination of dyed merino wool tops (70%) and tussah silk (30%) to create a rainbow blend with a silky sheen

Felting & Spinning Fibres

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Felting Fibres

Felting Fibres

Just a fraction of the new felting fibres in today including merino, Blue Faced Leicester etc

Stocking fillers for under a tenner

Friday, December 6th, 2013
HiyaHiya Dumpling Case and Markers

HiyaHiya Dumpling Case and Markers

Coming in colourful, assorted brocades, these adorable dumpling cases contains six yarn ball stitch markers. Simply squeeze the case to open and release to close. They are approximately 3″ long and just under 2″ at the widest point.

The Yarn Ball Stitch Markers contained in the dumpling, come in various colours and will fit needle sizes up to 15US/10mm.

Stocking fillers for under a fiver

Friday, December 6th, 2013
Latex Sock Stop

Latex Sock Stop

By applying little drops of this latex onto slippers, socks etc you create a sturdy, abrasion-resistant sole.  Suitable for use on wool, cotton, felt or acrylic.


Feltmaking classes on Wednesday evenings

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Feltmaking class

Feltmaking class

Feltmaking classes have been re-scheduled from Thursday mornings to Wednesday evenings at 6.30.  Contact Holly on 085 145 2288 for details.

Feltmaking with Holly Angle

Sunday, August 11th, 2013
Feltmaking classes with Holly Angle

Feltmaking classes with Holly Angle

Holly Angle is back with her feltmaking classes on Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 1pm.   We have some beautiful samples in the shop of what will be made in class.    Contact Holly on 085 1452 288 for information or to book