Archive for December, 2017

30/12/2017

Made by Me Knit-Crochet-Sew Along 2018

The DKC will be starting 2018 with a crafting adventure of epic proportions…

Let loose and join our first ever Made by Me Knit-Crochet-Sew Along which will run parallel to the feverish pitch of excitement within the Irish knitting community as we get closer the event of the season – Woollinn, Dublin’s first indie yarn festival.

We’re making this crafting adventure an inclusive one and welcome anyone who knits, crochets, and sews to accept the challenge in creating a Woollinn Wardrobe.  

So, knit/crochet cardigans, shawls, skirts, socks & tops. We’re including sewing into the mix so dust off your sewing machines and create a blouse, dress, skirt, tunic top or trousers. Make a project bag.  Take a stab at embroidery to embellish your wears

From 1st January  to 24th May 2018, create your handmade Woollinn wardrobe and  #wear2beseen at the premiere weekend  of this amazing yarn festival!

Here are our hashtags to post and share your progress on social media.

#madebymeKAL
#madebymeCAL
#madebymeSAL
#woollinnwardrobe

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28/12/2017

Show off those FOs

Over the years, I’ve met many knitters at my favourite local yarn shops, SnBs, workshops and fibre/knitting events. Amusing enough (because this is Ireland), I’ve bumped into several friendly faces while walking down a street in Cork, Dublin or Waterford. I’ve always noticed the handknits – a hat, shawl, cardigan or a pair of mittens. 

Knitters are proudly make a fashion statement, creating something that is bespoke, haute couture and original (thanks to the talents of indie dyers). I’ve admired many hand knitwear (thanks to the amazing and talented designers) which should be showcased on a catwalk during Fashion Week.

I was so inspired by prettyfunkyknitter’s sweater, that I had to knit one for myself!

Pattern: Flax by TinCanKnits 
Yarn: my own handspun and Cheviot Blend Worsted by Cushendale Woollen Mills Worsted

Let’s see and share your FOs on social media by using the hashtag #wear2beseen.