Friday, October 31, 2014









www.thewoolshop.ie  has brought in a selection of beautiful silk and wired butterflies in all different sizes and colours.These decorative beauties can be sewn, stuck with sticky pads or glued into place.
I have decorated all around my grand daughter's fairy house with these butterflies. Pinky is the name of the fairy that lives in her house. When she saw the butterflies around the fairy door she was over the moon with excitement. For her these butterflies are Pinky's friends and lookouts!
I have posted a few photos but there are many more online at  www.thewoolshop.ie or link to page.
http://www.thewoolshop.ie/magento/index.php/haberdashery/butterfly-for-decoration.html






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Noro Janome

Noro Janome

This fabulous eye catching jacket is knit in Noro Janome. The style is so simple and easy to knit but with the amazing array of natural colours in this self-striping yarn the effect is simply stunning.
Noro Janome is a double knit or light worsted weight yarn combining the richness of wool and the softness of silk. 
Noro Janome from Japan, a truly beautiful yarn. There are 8 colours in the Janome range.

 Noro Janome









Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Noro garment

I think this is cool.
Noro Yarns. Fantastic work
Found on matome.naver.jp

Web Site Upgrade March 2014

We are working to improve the speed of The Wool Shop web site.
This will make small changes in the appearance of the site.
I expect the process to take about a week in total.
If any one has any difficulty with our web site please contact us. By comment below, by email to niall@thewoolshop.ie or on face book
Regards Niall

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Making Money by Knitting

Making money by knitting.

Is it possible to make money from knitting. The answer is yes you can make money from knitting.
Making money is not or never was easy. It is possible to make a wage from knitting. With any business how you approach, plan and run your enterprise will determents your success or otherwise.
Before we discuss how to get started can you honestly say that your knitting is at expert level. Can you maintain an even tension throughout a garment. You understand how to size a garment graft seams and knit on circular needles.
Answer the following questions to give you a starting point. How much to you want to earn each month? For example if you want to earn €1000 each month and you hope to earn €10 an hour for your knitting. €10 an hour works out at 100 hours a month or 25 hours a week, actual knitting.
Who will buy your product? If we use a scarf as an example, can you sell 100 scarves a month, every month. In reality you need to identify costumers, they may be retailers or individuals who will buy what you produce. Can you find a client who will pay you €150 for a garment (€50 for yarn and €100 for you). Now you only need 10 customers a month. The customer willing to pay this type of money will expect a unique design in a quality yarn. You cannot compete with a machine knit Aran jumper which sells for €45 in the local drapers.

Your comments are welcome! Watch this space as I will explore this subject more. Please check out our range of quality knitting yarn at www.thewoolshop.ie

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies

Grace Harmonies

Grace Harmonies, a rich quality yarn with the warmth and softness of wool and the luxury of silk.
Louisa Harding's Grace Harmonies has tone on tone colours giving beautiful shades of colour throughout the garment.
Pattern books accompany this yarn.
Needle Required :Metric 4 and 4.5mm US6 and 7
Tension Square :22sts x 30rows = 10 x10cm (4 x 4ins)
Yarn Composition :50% silk, 50% wool
Yarn Length :100metres (110 yards)
Weight :50g (1.75 ounces)
Louisa Harding Grace Harmonies www.thewoolshop.ie

Louisa uses her training and skills to create dynamic modern hand knit designs and accessories. Elegant, unique and unapologetically feminine, Louisa Harding’s portfolio of contemporaries and timeless classics have cemented her reputation as one of the UK’s foremost knitting designers. Louisa launched her own range of signature yarns and publications in 2005 and continually updates the range of yarns. Louisa's designs are of true fashion garments, her sense of style is impeccable.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Join Our Knitting Club and get 50% discount during March on selected Rico yarns. Goto http://www.thewoolshop.ie/magento/index.php/customer/account/create/ to set up your account its FREE

50% discount at www.thewoolshop.ie