IF YOU’VE rediscovered the joys of knitting or the delicate art of crocheting and would like to learn more than Munster’s first Yarn Festival is the place for you.
Set against the rugged beauty of the aptly named Sheep’s Head Peninsula, the Yarn Festival which gets underway on Saturday May 16 will see knitters and yarn crafters from across the country gathering for a weekend of workshops at various locations from Durrus to Ahakista and Kilcrohane on the Peninsula.
“We will have something for everybody at every level. From beginners knitting workshops or crochet to felt making, if its got yarn in it we’ve got it,” the Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival organiser Niamh Egerton said.
With classes for beginners to the more confident, the two day festival will also include workshops for those interested in Tunisian lace crochet as well as the Japanese art of knitting, Amigurumi, and closer to home there will be a workshop where you can learn about Carrickmacross lace making.
“We will also have very special felt making classes and hand spinning workshops. The festival will see classes dotted across the Peninsula taking in the wonderful landscape and the welcoming community spirit here on the Sheep’s Head. We are all looking forward to a great weekend,” Niamh added.
Workshop places start at €20 and for more information or to book a workshop log on to www.sheepsheadyarnfestival.weebly.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve had a lot of enquires and bookings for the festival ready and with the number of knitters and crafters here on the Peninsula we are all looking forward to a very enjoyable weekend of creativity, design and learning,” Niamh concluded.