Thursday, October 16, 2014



Sorry for the delayed post. I was away for the past week and I forgot my tablet, and so wasn't able to update the blog. (Sometimes leaving technology behind is a good thing, thought, keeps your mind on the moment). I did post a quiet here's the winners in the comments section, but wanted to make more of a fanfare about it.

I'm delighted to say the winners of our Knit and Stitch Tickets are

If you haven't already emailed me with a postal address, please send one to woollywayATgmailDOTcom, and I will get these lovelies in the post to you ASAP!! 

Big thank you to all that entered and to the Knitting and Stitching Show for the tickets. Really looking forward to this years event.

See you there!! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

COMPETITION!! Win tickets to 2014 Knitting and Stitching Show

The Knitting and Stitching Show have kindly offered us 3 pairs of tickets for this years show in a giveaway competition for our lovely blog readers. 

Entry to the competition is simple! You don't have to follow us (although that would be nice!), just leave a comment below this post, and we will randomly pick out 3 winners on Sunday 12th October about 6pm. Simply click on the comment word below and say hello.

Don't leave any personal details, such as telephone numbers, just a comment, and if your name is picked out of the hat, we will contact you, or you can email us (woollywayATgmailDOTcom) with your postal address and we'll pop these lovelies in the post to you ASAP!

Tickets are valid on any of the following days:
Thursday 30th Oct 2014
Friday 31st Oct 2014
Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Knitting and Stitching Show is the ultimate textile event in Ireland, taking place from October 30th until November 2nd. Read more about this fabulous event here!

Best of luck!!

Knitting and Stitching Show 2014!!

30th October  – 2nd November 2014

The Knitting and Stitching Show, which takes place at the end of this month at the RDS in Dublin. Readers of this blog, will no doubt know about this pentumtamite textile event in Ireland, the annual pilrimage from all around the country, where thousands of stitching enthusiasts gather.

More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, which will feature a unique combination of inspirational galleries, workshops and exhibitors selling everything from stunning fabrics, wools and threads, through to sewing machines, patterns and books.

The PicKnit

A new attraction will be The PicKnit, brought to Dublin by the UK Hand Knitting Association.Under the theme of ‘Knit One, Hook One and Pass it On’, visitors to The Picknit can learn, create and share their knitting and crochet skills with other visitors. There will be free one-to-one knitting and crochet tuition for beginners, and a chance for the more adventurous to experiment with some exciting new designs.

Learning Curve

The Learning Curve offers an extensive selection of workshops on a huge range of topics again, providing workshops ranging from Beginners’ Crochet to Embellishing Bed Linen to Sewing a Vintage Clutch Bag. Click here to download the full timetable of Learning Curve workshops.  
Prices for the workshop are as follows: 
1 hour workshop €11.00/£10.00
1.5 hour workshop €14.00/£13.00
2 hour workshop €20.00/£18.00
Please note advance workshop tickets cease at midday on Wednesday 22nd October.


The Knitting & Stitching Show brings together a host of gallery exhibitions, showcasing the work of some of the leading names in textiles including Ann Small and Sue Walton, Jean Bennett, Jo Beattie as well as Irish groups such as The Irish Patchwork Society, Cork Textiles Network and much more


Tickets for the four day show at the RDS Simonscourt in Dublin are now on sale through 

Advance tickets cost €14 for adults, with concession prices available on-line.

For more information visit:

Twitter: @KnitStitchRDS 

Innocent Big Knit 2014!


We are really excited to announce the launch of the innocent Big Knit 2014. For the past few years innocent Big Knit supporters have knitted thousands of little woolly hats for our smoothies, with money from every bottle sold going towards supporting older people during the chilly winter months.

Since we started the Big Knit with innocent we have raised over €100,000, so if you've ever picked up your needles and knitted a hat for us or bought one of the smoothies that was wearing one, thank you very much.

We're doing it all again this year, and 30c from every hatted innocent bottle sold will go straight to Age Action to help older people stay well and stay warm this winter. So stretch out those fingers, get your needles out and untangle that wool. It's time to get your knit (or crochet) on.

The deadline is December 12th 2014 
and our target this year is 65,000 hats!

How it works
Knitters from across the land send us their little knitted hats between now and December. Innocent put them onto the bottles by hand and send them off to store. For every hatted bottle sold, 30c is donated to Age Action.

Over the years knitting groups, schools &loads of lovely people all over Ireland have generously knitted for the innocent Big Knit. We'd love people of all ages to get involved from novice knitters to champion clickers, so please spread the word within your local community. If you don't fancy knitting yourself, wool and needles can be donated to Age Action to help others reach their target.

Your hats will help fund Age Action's work with older people in Ireland. While many older people live healthy, happy, fulfilling lives, some older people need a little support to continue to live with dignity.
The innocent Big Knit funding will help Age Action's winter warmth public information campaign to enable older people remain well and warm in their own homes. It will also go towards their home visitation and DIY teams which assist thousands of older people each year.

For more information and knitting patterns click here:


Friday, October 3, 2014

Autumn Workshops with Michelle Made This, Roscommon

Adult Workshops

Monday 6th October
Sewing Basics (Get to know your sewing machine) 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Sewing Extras (zips, buttons and more)  2-5pm

Saturday 11th October
Free Motion embroidery (Draw with your sewing machine)  10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Monday 13th October
Free Motion embroidery (Draw with your sewing machine)  10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Make & Take Owl Cushion  (Design and make your own owl cushion)  2-5pm

Saturday 18th October
Sewing Basics (Get to know your sewing machine) 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Lampshade Makeover (upcycle a lamp and shade includes painting) 2-5pm

Monday 20th October
Sewing Basics (Get to know your sewing machine) 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Lampshade Makeover (upcycle a lamp and shade includes painting) 2-5pm

Tuesday 11th November
Christmas Stockings (Design and make your own stocking) 10.00am -1.00pm
Christmas Decorations (make and take a variety of homemade decorations) 2-5pm

Saturday 15th November
Christmas Stockings (Design and make your own stocking) 10.00am -1.00pm
Christmas Decorations (make and take a variety of homemade decorations) 2-5pm

 Halloween Camps

Choose from Sewing in the mornings 10.30 am - 1.30pm for 8yrs upwards or 
Crafts for 5yrs + in the afternoons 2-5pm

All materials & light refreshments included.  €75

For more information contact Michelle

Tel:  085 1111984

Craft Bombing! Calling all Dublin City Knitters

Craft Work in Fingal, Dublin

Crafting Circle DP Edited

Every Thursday morning a group of likeminded individuals come together for a spot of Crafting in Donabate Library.  With a mix of ages and backgrounds all of the members of the Donabate Crafting Circle bring along a craft piece that they are working on.   These talented ladies (men welcome to attend too!) freely pass on tips to the less experienced members and there is lots of chat about different craft projects that are generally very doable. 

Many members of the group are skilled at crochet and fine examples of work gets passed around the table including baby blankets, crocheted toys or scarves made with a glittery wool that sparkle as they are perused by all. And then there are the knitters.  Knitters who barely look down at their hands as they knit away while keeping a steady conversation up with those in their near vicinity.  Arriving with a ball of wool and two needles by the end of the meet up they are well on their way in their chosen project.

But it is not just knitting and crocheting that is worked on. One lady works on an embroidery project, completing her cushion cover over a few weeks while another makes headway on a bathroom rug in aqua colours.  Other members of the group enjoy sewing and working in felt and some are even brave enough to master quilt making.  “Jelly rolls”, it seems, are the new fat quarter and by using a jelly roll we are told “you can have a front for a quilt whipped up in no time at all”

If you are interested in taking up crafting this Autumn or if you are an experienced knitter or stitcher there are currently three groups in Fingal Libraries that would be delighted to meet you.  Please see details below.

Balbriggan Library Knitting & Crochet Group – Meet every Tuesday evening 7-8pm (Call 870 4401 for further information)
Baldoyle Library Crafters – Meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10.30am -12.30pm (Call  890 6793 for further information)
Donabate Library Crafting Circle – Meet every Thursday morning 11am-12.45pm (Call 890 5609 for further information)

For more information visit:


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