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The Woollinn Make-a-Long Starts Tomorrow!

Are we all ready for the starting line? If anyone out there is still thinking about joining in, then late entrants are most welcome. As a fun incentive Aoibhe has come up with some interesting themes to keep us all chatting during the MAL, and we've popped together a...

Extra Workshop with Kerry Lord.

Did you miss out on this workshop? Due to demand, we've added a second Amigurumi workshop with Kerry Lord - on Friday 14th at 10am! In this *two hour* class you will learn all the techniques required to make an Edward’s Menagerie animal. Kerry will show you all the...

Lecture Tickets Go On Sale Today!

  Tickets to Stephen West's and Bristol Ivy's Lectures go on sale at 4pm GMT on Weds 10th April! We expect tickets to sell very quickly for these events, so be sure to bookmark the links provided below! WestKnits BestKnits Join knitting designer Stephen West for...

Inse by Ailbíona MacLochlainn – The Woollinn MAL

Based in County Donegal, Ireland, Ailbi­ona McLochlainn is a handknit designer, artist, and recovering academic. She learned to knit at the age of 4 in the improvisational folk tradition and was oblivious to the world of written patterns - until 30 years later she was...

Exploring Irish Aran with Vawn Corrigan

Join Vawn Corrigan at Woollinn this year, as she takes us on a journey to explore the history, tradition and fashion of Irish Aran Knitting. Vawn Corrigan’s writing on Irish craft has been published in the Irish Arts Review, Irish Antiques Journal, Ireland of the...

Finola by Aoibhe Ní – The Woollinn MAL

Today we would like to introduce you all to Irish Crochet Designer Aoibhe Ni. We are delighted to feature Aoibhe's work as part of our 2019 Woollinn Make-a-Long. Aoibhe Ni was taught to crochet by her mother at the age of 11. Since then, she's rarely to be seen...

Introducing The Woollinn Make-Along

Two supremely talented Irish designers, two delectable Irish yarns and just two months to go until Woollinn? It must be Make-a-Long time! This year we are delighted to be showcasing the stunning designs of Aoibhe Ní and Ailbiona MacLochlainn, and the beautiful wares...

Airport Bus Services to Woollinn 2019

Are you flying in to Dublin Airport for Woollinn this year? There are a huge number of airlines serving Dublin Airport these days, and plenty of competition on the routes too, so a quick weekend jaunt (or even a day trip) is very do-able. We'd like to make your trip...

Bristol Ivy and Schrodinger’s Knitting

  Calling all fans of Bristol Ivy - we have a treat for you! We're delighted to announce that a special Bristol Ivy Lecture has now been added to our Festival Programme and that tickets for this event will go on sale in the coming weeks. Are on sale now! As...

Visit the Ravelry Lounge at Woollinn 2019!

It’s Day 2 of our special announcements this week, and today’s is one that we can’t quite believe is happening... Ravelry is coming to Woollinn! That’s right, Jessica Marshall-Forbes will be one of our Special Guests at Woollinn this year, and we're laying on a whole...

Discover WestKnits BestKnits at Woollinn!

We've been hinting at some new special announcements for a little while, and it's finally time to reveal the first of our 2019 Woollinn Lectures! Stephen West - WestKnits BestKnits Lecture! Due to phenomenal demand, we have added a Stephen West Lecture to our Woollinn...

Announcing our 2019 Marketplace and General Admission Ticket Sales!

Today's the day! We're delighted to be able to reveal the details of our 2019 Vendors - are you as excited as we are? And the cherry on top?  From today (Friday 22nd February) at 4pm GMT you will be able to purchase Early Bird General Admission Tickets from our Box...

Adaku Ezeudo on Creating a Culture of Inclusion

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this wonderful woman last week: Adaku Ezeudo. Adaku has been working with public and private sector organisations in Ireland for many years now, helping them to focus on creating more inclusive spaces for all the diverse members...

Behind The Scenes Of Our Laine ‘Woollinn’ Ad.

Have you managed to have a browse of the latest issue of Laine Magazine? Issue 7 contains stunning designs by Carol Feller, Stephen West, Kiyomi Burgin, Aleks Byrd and Kristin Drysdale (to name just a few). But on top of those designs is some breathtaking photography...

Places to Visit – Dublin City Center

Continuing our Places to Visit Features today we are taking a look at some of the places that we love to visit in Dublin City Centre. In Dublin, there is no shortage of pubs and restaurants for a visitor to experience. There are also a few hidden gems that we are...

Would You Like to Be a Woollinn 2019 Volunteer?

  Yes, it is that time of year where we open the application forms for Woollinn volunteers. One of the stand out feelings from last year was the coming together of so many fibre friends sharing and supporting the vendors, teachers, attendees, workshops and more,...

Places to Visit – Ireland’s Breathtaking West Coast

Continuing our Places to Visit features, today we are sharing some images Lisa took in Connemara on Ireland's West Coast last summer. We'll also feature some of the more popular and not-to-be-missed visitor spots, if you're planning on venturing West before or after...

Places to Visit – Ireland’s Ancient East

We know some of you are travelling a long way to come and join us in 2019. So we thought we could share some wonderful places to visit if you happen to have some free time on your hands during your trip. If you're interested in taking in some heritage sites, enjoying...

Workshop Tickets Are Live

Is your finger at the ready? It's the moment you have been waiting for... The Workshop tickets for 2019 are now LIVE! Click here for workshops with  Bristol Ivy, Kate Atherley, Julie Dubreux, Stephen West, Susanne Sommer, Karie Westermann, Felicity Ford, Carol Feller,...

Guess who’s teaching at Woollinn 2019?

What an incredible line-up we have for you at Woolinn 2019! Visiting us in June we have Bristol Ivy, Kate Atherley, Julie Dubreux, Stephen West, Susanne Sommer, Karie Westermann, Felicity Ford, Carol Feller, Countess Ablaze,  Kerry Lord, Edel MacBride and Laura Nelkin...

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