Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ireland Part One: Dublin Yarn Crawl

I was lucky to get to Ireland in May on a fabulous knitting tour run by IrishTourism, my friend Deb and I did the south of Ireland Tour. 

First stop: Dublin

The National Museum of Ireland, which has multiple location. This is Collins Barracks, home of the Museum of Decorative Arts and History

 The exhibit pointed out that the clothes of the wealthy tended to survive more than the clothes of the poor

Old hand cards and a shuttle

As in many places, upper class women knit or made "fancies" to keep themselves busy

20th century clothing with shawl:

Spinning wheel

Deb's back at St. Stephen's Green

The next day, a visit to the Constant Knitter

Winnie's Craft Cafe for a metal jewelry knitting workshop

Irish tourism did a fantastic job and I can highly recommend their tours!