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Christmas on Merrion Square

Christmas on the Square returns to Merrion Square for the sixth year on Saturday the 25th of November. There are so many great events on and they are all free! I’ll be taking part n the Design Fair which takes place in the Irish Architectural Archive building at No.8 Merrion square. This free event brings you the best of Irish design and runs this Saturday from 10am-5pm.

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Craft fundraiser at The Constant Knitter


Join a collective of designers and craft makers for an evening experience where you can expand your craft skills while supporting our friend Jocelyn Blake’s Cancer Fund. Join the designers and craft makers for a drop-in evening on the 27th of October between the hours of 4pm and 9pm at The Constant Knitter, Francis St, Dublin.

There is no ticket and instead we will be accepting your donations. All proceeds will be donated to the Jocelyn Blake Cancer Fund. Expect live demonstrations and workshops taught by expert craft and textile makers, who will show you textile printing, hand embroidery, machine knitting, crochet, macramé, knitting, paper craft, fashion illustration and sewing.

You will also be able to take part in an exclusive raffle featuring prizes from brands like:
Capulet and Montague
Kiki Na Art
Lost Fashion History of Dublin Tours
The Elbow Room
The Holistic Centre

Come and learn new skills in return of a donation. You can find out more information about Jocelyn and the rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer that she is fighting on

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Free tickets to the National Craft Fair!

free tickets to national crafts fair

The Free tickets to the National Craft Fair are all gone!

As Ireland’s largest celebration of crafts, the National Crafts and Design Fair showcases the work of over 500 artists, designers and craftspeople. The Crafts Fair takes place at The RDS Main Arena, from 30th Nov to 4th Dec 2016.

I am was offering some free tickets for the National Crafts Fair to my customers — but they are all gone to happy homes now! The tickets are valid for Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of December and the show runs from 10am – 10pm. If you would like a ticket, just reply with your postal address and the first 10 will get a ticket. We will post them to you on a first-come-first-served basis.

We are stand #108 in the main hall — see map below. Pop over to say ‘Hi’!

rds map to stand 108

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Animal Print in The Irish Times

Mono Jungle SnoodMany thank to Deirdre McQuillan for the mention in The Irish Times this week.

‘Knit designer Heather Finn, who has just become the proud mother of a baby girl called Ruby Rose, has drawn on her grandmother’s wardrobe for her latest collection called “Jungle Glitter”.  Her usual skill with colour has been mixed with Lurex and other metallic threads for a sparkling collection inspired by 1940s leopard, zebra and giraffe prints associated with her flamboyant grandmother, in soft cashmere and lambswool. The mix of capes, wraps, scarves and ponchos also includes other predator references, such as this tiger fringe snood in cashmere and lambswool (€95) which can be found in Jennifer Rothwell’s boutique in Powerscourt or direct from Finn’s website,’.