Castlewellan was the last Agricultural show until the Rare Breeds show on Sept 3rd. However we will be at the Folk Museum at Cultra each Wednesday in August. Check out our calendar of summer events. Also don’t forget we have a contest on, and just one contestant so far! Spinning at Castlewellan We had a big … More Great Day at Castlewellan!
We’re running a contest, asking fans on our Facebook page to tell us what creative fibre projects they are working on this summer. Share a photo of your current WIP (work in progress) as a comment on this Facebook post, and you’ll be entered to win a prize, and we’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, … More Contest: What’s your summer WIP?
What’s WWKIP? WWKIP – “World Wide Knit In Public Day” is an annual international event where people get together, knit in public, and often do demonstrations and short tutorials for curious passersby. It was started in 2005 and has grown to involve 48 countries worldwide. There are 50 individual events across the UK and Ireland. And … More Join WWKIP at the Folk Museum
Evie of the The Hapless Hooker contacted us recently to ask about yarn spun from sheep (or any other animals!) in Northern Ireland. Farm to fibre – yarn from Northern Ireland These yarns are about as local as you can get! Dupré Knitwear, yarns and kits. Farmer rearing Leicester Longwool, and a member of our guild. … More From fleece to yarn in Northern Ireland
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It’s almost time again for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2016! Remember last year?! This year the Belfast Stitch n Bitch group are hosting an event at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on the 18th of June from 11 to 3.30pm. Knitters, crocheters, stitchers, sewists and…
Our guild meets monthly for regular meetings from September to May. But the fun doesn’t stop over the summer! In fact we have a busy summer schedule of spinning demonstrations at events all over Northern Ireland. Different guild members have volunteered to demonstrate spinning, and some will even let you try their wheel. 😎 Most of … More Guild Summer Schedule 2016
Rosemary McCartney, guild member and hand spinning teacher of SimplySpun, showed off some lovely mitts she made from dog fur, blended with about 10% wool. This fur came from a labradoodle, which is a crossbreed of labrador and a poodle. This wasn’t your average dog either. This pup won a prize at Scruffts, that’s Crufts, but for … More Handspun Labradoodle – Spinning tips for Dog fur