Long before planning my 44Clovers Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour, I was planning my Irish Birthday Trip. And it included sourcing Irish wool of course! I found Sandra Coote of Crafts of Ireland2 online and saw that she raises Roscommon sheep- a thought to be extinct wool breed. After shooting off a very excited email,… Continue reading Friends Old and New; Cavan and Comber
Little did I know that in October 2021 while visiting the Burren and conducting dye experiments that I would planning such a trip! I must have been subconsciously manifesting this. I will be heading out to the Burren from Maine next month and I am so excited to be scouting out wild dye sources for… Continue reading The Making of Day 9, Dyeing to Knit Ireland Tour October 2024; Natural Dyeing w/ Rachel Bingham Kessler & our farewell dinner
Learning from and supporting Indigenous people is an important life long journey for me. Celebrating their work is something I also like to share with others. I loved knitting these up and they’ve been my go to mitts for a year now. Picking out my own hand dyed yarns was so easy and fun as… Continue reading Fingerless Lájish (mittens) by Jennifer Berg of Native Knitter
But just for a little while. Any orders placed now until May 24th will be sent May 25th. I’ll be away from my Peaks Island studio as I spend time in Ireland doing some drawing, painting, and eating amazing foods with my mom 🤗🍀 Slán for now!
Cochineal, Soft Coral, Medomak Goldenrod, Juniper, Denim, Violet I’ve never loved a Sweater that I’ve made more. And I’ve made quite a few over the last 15 years. Knit from the bottom up in the round. I’ve knit a few from the top down in the round so I struggled with wrapping my brain around… Continue reading My Rainbow Dotted Sweater; the linnea pullover designed by bristol ivy
Downton Abbey is what I watched all through the clicking of this yarn that became a hat. I didn’t mean for it to go that way, but it worked. I liked imaging it would be something that Daisy would wear while heading to her farm for the day. I didn’t make a swatch for the… Continue reading My Shamrock Hat; tam o’sham designed by karendipity
Last October I took a solo trip to Ireland. These solo trips give me life. I had a very simple agenda; visit best friend, stay in favorite hotel, walk the fields and do dye experiments. I had yarn and salvaged silks prepped with alum before hand and a few basic tools like wooden dowels for… Continue reading Dyeing on the Road
One of my favorite things these days is taking very slow walks through the woods and trying to notice everything. This evolved over time as I’ve been working on developing my mushroom hunter’s eye. Now I spy tiny lost feathers poking up from leaves, a mushroom about to burst through, and the elusive Lobaria lichens… Continue reading Just a Slice; a walk around Gregan’s
This post will not do this lovely stay justice. At all. But I just wanted to share a teeny slice of some of my favorite details of a place I’ve been visiting for 8 years for teas and dinners, but this time I stayed for a few peaceful nights as well. For me, it was… Continue reading Details; a stay at Gregan’s Castle Hotel
Thank you all for your patience while I post the shop into a delayed shipping atmosphere. Shipping has now resumed. However, there’s still time to order between now and the 6th. Orders placed by the 6th of October will go out the same or next day. Orders placed on the 7th-22nd will be shipped out… Continue reading Shipping Good to Go!