Donegal knitting in NYC

Donegal knitting in NYC

Watching the social media buzz around this year’s New York Vogue Knitting LIVE!, it’s been great to see some familiar faces from my recent research trip to Donegal. It’s a long way from Kilcar to New York, but speaking to knit makers in Shetland and...
Fair Isle

Fair Isle

    Last week I took the tiny plane from Shetland Mainland to Fair Isle, to speak to and interview a variety of knitters there. Fair Isle is located between Shetland and Orkney and has a population of roughly 55.             As a recent article in The Times suggests,...
Research trip to Co Galway

Research trip to Co Galway

I made it to County Galway last week, to visit various knit-related sites and speak to people about skill in their industry. The knitting factory on Inis Meáin in the Aran Islands designs, produces and sells high-end, luxury garments that travel all over the world...
Shetland Wool Week 2018

Shetland Wool Week 2018

Wool-bedecked visitors are now thronging Lerwick and making excursions much further afield for Shetland Wool Week 2018. It’s an incredible coordinated effort to provide the programme of events (not to mention the endless supply of homebakes). I hope all the...