I was very fortunate to have grown up in a household where crafts were still practised; from a very early age I learned to crochet, knit and sew.

Through the years, I have won numerous awards for my work. In 2013 I won the knitwear section of Craftmaster, a television programme that was produced by RTÉ and supported by the Design and Craft Council of Ireland. I am a member of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, and have acquired a number of Excellent Grades in craft tests within the organisation. I am also registered with the Design and Craft Council of Ireland.

Crafts of Ireland provide demonstrations and classes in wool spinning, butter making, traditional bread making, crochet, embroidery, and knitting for public events, clubs, community groups, schools or nursing homes.

For anyone who would like to learn a new craft or improve their skills, our new schedule of classes for 2018 will soon be available. They will be held in our studio at Border Yarns, a cosy log cabin with an amazing view of the beautiful Lough Crew hills. It is located three miles from Oldcastle, in Knocknaveagh, just over the border into Co. Cavan. Full details of all classes will be posted on our Facebook page or feel free to phone/email for further information. At our Border Yarns Studio we stock a full range of yarns and accessories for knitting and crochet, with well-known yarn brands including Debbie Bliss, James Brett, Juniper Moon, and DK Choice. We also carry an extensive range of threads and hooks suitable for lace crochet. We endeavour to stock yarns to suit every price range and offer advice on selecting yarns to suit patterns.