About the event
Shuttle Knit Ireland will be displaying thier range of handcrafted knitwear at The Plaza Market in Greystones.
Lots of knitwear for Ladies, Men and Homeware; from Ponchos, Hats & Scarves, Snoods, Gloves, Throws and Cushion Covers. They are a social enterprise that is a business working primarily to improve the lives of people from Traveller and settled communities and bringing them together.
Where is it taking place?
The Plaza Market
Who is it suitable for?
When is it taking place?
Sunday August 27th, 11am to 4pm
Shuttle Knit will also be at the Schoolhouse for Art in Enniskerry on August 19th and 20th
Price & do you need to book?
Free. Booking not required
“Shuttle Knit is an Irish social enterprise, that crafts high-quality, handmade knitwear. Our knitters are members of the Travelling Community. Traditionally, Traveller women worked by selling door-to door, at markets and fairs. However, recent legislation has created barriers that prevent Traveller women selling in the ways in which they did in the past, and so they needed to adapt and change.
Shuttle Knit started over 20 years ago, when the adventurous Sr Catriona Geraghty invited Traveller women into her home in Ballyguile council estate in Wicklow for knitting and a chat. Shuttle Knit began as a partnership between the Traveller and settled communities, with the mission to improve quality of life for Traveller Women and their families through social enterprise.
We were then, and remain now, dedicated to “Knitting Communities Together”. We design, hand craft, and sell beautiful, Irish knitwear online, at markets and in our partner retailers throughout Ireland. Our staff at Shuttle Knit are highly skilled knitters, seamstresses and designers. Our staff showcase our handcrafted knitwear at markets which brings them into the community in a positive way following on from Traveller traditions.”
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.