Sunday, September 20, 2015

EXHIBITION: On Your Marks, Lisburn,

WORKSHOP: Millinery Masterclass, Westport, Co. Mayo

The Lina Stein International Winter Millinery Master Classes
14th- 15th November 2015
Westport , Ireland

2 Days Of Millinery Fun, Feathers, Frolics and Frivolity

With renowned International Guest Tutors, new Millinery Workshops, exciting Skills, Hat making materials and Talents to the Irish Milliners and to all creative souls. All taking place at the wonderful Quay Community Center in Westport,Co. Mayo

 Sharpen your scissors and prepare yourself for a super-duper hatty weekend!!

Introducing, renowned International Guest Tutor Carole Maher from Australia

To read more about the 2 day Master Class click HERE

PRICES: Classes can be booked individually or as a “Workshop Bundle”

For more information contact:

Lina Stein
Co Mayo

T:  076-6025466
M: 00353 87 9268401

Woolly Way News: Sorry!

Apologies, for not having blogged for a few weeks! I have just been super busy, and just did not have the chance or energy to update the blog. My apologies, to the readers, but especially to anyone who emailed me with event notices that I didn't post!

Normal services resuming from now. And since its Autumn and prime learning season, (always my favourite!) I'm sure there will be a lovely bunch of courses and classes starting soon...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

EVENTS: Electric Picnic 2015

Electric Picnic Logo 

When the summer is nearing its end, and the kids are getting ready to go back to school. You know its Electric Picnic time!!

Greencrafts will be making a welcome return to the festival, an exciting area that celebrates and teaches the ancient techniques and crafts of our wilder forefathers.Over the weekend there will be a host of master craftsmen and women on hand to teach traditional skills and there will be hands-on workshops with natural and sustainable materials to make something beautiful to take home with you.

Woolly Way News: Blog Awards Ireland 2015

We're delighted to have been Long-listed for 'Best Arts and Culture Blog' in the 2015 Blog Awards Ireland for another year!! Thank you to all and anyone who nominated us. We're well chuffed.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEWS: Craft Inspired Covers

The Postmistress cover by Jenny Hart;  
The Jane Austen Book Club cover by Helen Musselwhite

We recently came across this article on 'Creative Review', about a series of Penguin books that are being re-published, with re-designed covers. Naturally enough, we love them!!

Six of Penguin's most popular recent fiction titles have been redesigned as a set with new craft-inspired covers. The Penguin By Hand series makes use of embroidery, crochet and quilting, with each technique further evoked on paper through the use of some serious embossing...

Friday, August 21, 2015


We recently came across an interesting Nordic website, which has some very interesting articles on textiles and archaeology. It belongs to Viveka Hansed , a professional textile historian.
"The chosen path for my education in textile history is rare and based on a symbiosis of practical textile training within the Swedish Handicraft Association, theoretical work and academic studies primarily in the humanity subjects. Through the years I have completed further theoretical research in European collections, first and foremost in the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries. Added with textile experiments – in the areas of historical weaving, dyeing, needlework, knitting, plaiting and lace – so in the best possible way be able to develop new contexts for questions related to my work."
If you have an interest in this area, or even just a bit of free time, we highly recommend reading some of her articles! 


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