About the event
In the surroundings of a 19th-century Georgian Dublin building, with this cosy workshop you will begin to craft a traditional Aran Knit scarf using Irish wool yarn sourced and spun in Co. Donegal. Suitable for all skill levels, this experience is a fantastic introduction to both cable knitting techniques and traditional Irish design.
All materials included:
• Knitting needles
• Irish wool yarn in traditional báinín white
• Aran scarf knitting pattern–designed by Ryan Daniel
Where is it taking place?
34-37 Ormond Quay Lower
Who is it suitable for?
All ages 13+
The space is wheelchair accessible. Toilets and a café are also available at the venue.
When is it taking place?
Saturday August 12th, 12pm to 2:30pm
Additional date available on 19th and 26th
Price & do you need to book?
€75. Book by visiting: eventbrite.ie/o/ryan-koenig-studio-
Aran cable knitting originated off the west coast of Ireland within the boundaries of its namesake home, the Aran Islands – a neat group of Gaeltacht isles nestled in the cold, restless waters of the Atlantic; their history long, rich and holding tight to an Irish-speaking status to this day. It is here that the ‘Aran Jumper’ hails from, this notable knitwear incorporating the very techniques this course will pass on to you.
Aran hand-knitting has unfortunately fared less well in this modern world, seeing a decline that demands attention. In the spirit of preserving and promoting a niche piece of Irish heritage, this experience aims to share this longstanding hand-knitting technique; specialty sourcing the Irish wool from Irish sheep to serve as our core material, encouraging not only the cultural aspect of Aran knitting, but happily supporting the historic Irish fibre community from farmer to wool mill.
Design & Crafts Council Ireland
All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.