Friday, 29 October 2010


Knitting and Stitching Fair this week
- ending on Sunday next 31 October 2010

If you get to the fair check out the 4 Irish Designers who have been selected by Crafty Guerilla to showcase and sell their items. 

Also check out the Swishing Salon where clothes can be swapped in aid of Age Action Ireland as well as meeting some crafty people to show you how to recycle and customise your clothes.
Brigitte from Purls of Colour was there yesterday showing how to reuse old jeans by tearing them into strips and knitting them into a scaft, bag etc.  Today I spent a few hours showing how to use strips of old lining, ribbons from chocolate boxes, old buttons etc to crochet them into corsages, badges, mats etc.  If you have any recycling or customising tips to pass on, check out this blog and  drop by at the Swishing Salon either tomorrow or Sunday.

Let me know how you get on


  1. that all sounds really cool - re-using jeans etc to knit? genius!

  2. It was great fun - but I am still recovering from it! And my (empty) purse is sighing rather loudly...

    Keep your eyes peeled for TV3's Morning Show - they were filming the Knitting and Stitching Show, and I ended up in front of the camera - probably looking like a rabbit in the headlights. I thought it was on this Friday, but it wasn't, so maybe the report from the show will be shown on Monday. I'll keep an eye out for the online repeat on TV3's website, since I can't get the programmme here in Belfast.

  3. Really sorry to bug again, but... anyone using "3" internet being able to access etsy? (just trying to eliminate things...

  4. How frustrating for you Tanya. Sorry I can offer no help. (slightly technically challenged meself.)

  5. Sorry I dont have "3" either. Have you contacted "3" themselves to see if they can shed any light on it?