Irish Crafting Links

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 This page will hopefully fill up as I find more links or information to add. Unfortunately a lot of shops that once stocked crafting items have now either closed down or have discontinued their range. If you know of anything I could include on this page email iis[at]iol[dot]ie. Please put wool in the subject line to help it stand out from the hundreds of spam emails I get.

Mailing List - StitchNBitchIE An Irish mailing list where  members are crafters interested in chatting about Knitting, CrossStitch, Crochet, Quilting, Weaving etc. The group currently meets twice a month in Dubin City.  

Shops 

Most big towns in Ireland would probably have at least one shop that sells wool. If you don't find anything on the main street of the town, ask a local. If you know of any I could include on this list email iis[at]iol[dot]ie. Please put wool in the subject line to help it stand out from the hundreds of spam emails I get.

 New (added 22/4/07) The Craft Mills - We are in Lismore, Co. Waterford and we sell everything for the knitter, cardmaker, scrapbooker and child crafter.  We are also in the process of adding to our quilting section. To support our retail sales we offer a variety of workshops and host a bi-monthly knit 'n' knatter and a weekly crop. Contact details: The Craft Mills, Main Street, Lismore, Co. Waterford. Tel: (058) 54239 / 087 7656289. Fax: (058) 54239. Email - lora@thecraftmillsireland.com

 This Is Knit - This is Knit sell online and also at the Blackrock market every weekend.
They stock quality yarns made from natural fibres (
Rowan, Laines de Nord, Debbie Bliss, Filati, Louisa Harding, Jaeger, Craftspun, Noro, Opal and Lorna's Laces) together with Addi needles and a great range of knitting patterns. They also offer knitting classes most Saturday mornings in Blackrock.

Threads Of Green Fabrics - Online outlet for shop based in Kilkenny. They carry a large range of patchwork cottons along with a full range of dress fabrics.

Springwools - Discount retail and wholesale wool shop in Dublin. 
 

Woolenmills Trimmings, 45 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 - Not much wool at the moment but a pretty decent selection of knitting needles, threads, crochet hooks etc.

T.W.I. International Co.  - 24 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1. Industrial & domestic sewing machines, service and parts. Fabrics, trimmings and accessories. Trade and retail. 

Tallaght, South Dublin - Nugents on the Main Street. Sells a small range of wool and children's clothes.

Mullingar,  Westmeath - Tots Paradise, 34 Oliver Plunket Street, Mullingar. Phone 044 43481. Shop stocks a good selection of patterns and wool. Also haberdashery, sewing machines as well as school uniforms and nursery items. Staff are very helpful.

Other Irish Links

Madra Dubh-Fabrics & Threads - Mail Order service, Day and Residential courses in a variety of craft techniques.

Atlantic Stitches - Range of Tapestry and Cross Stitch Kits celebrating the beauty of Ireland.

The Guild Of Irish Lacemakers  - Information about the organisation as well as brief articles on Irish Lace, Carrickmacross Lace, Mountmellic Embroidery and Youghal Needlelace. 

The Sheelin Irish Lace Museum - The Sheelin Antique Irish Lace Museum, located in Bellanaleck in County Fermanagh is open to the public 6 days a week.

Celtic Cross Stitch - Cross stitch kits and charts specialising in Irish and Celtic designs, particularly noted for authentic historical collection of illuminated letters and other illustrations from the Book Of Kells. Includes FREE Celtic alphabet chart generator.

Eason Book Shops - There are almost 50 branches of Easons throughout the island of Ireland, the larger stores carry a selection of needlecraft books or you can order online. Go to "Hobbies" then "Knitting and Stitchcraft".

Magazines available in  Eason Book Shops include most of the UK crafting magazines for knitting, crochet, cross stitch etc. 

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