Monday, November 15, 2010

COMPETITION! Win a copy of 'Clones Lace' by Maire Treanor

The Woolly Way is celebrating! We have now past the 30,000 hit mark, with people from all over the world reading our little blog. To say thanks to everyone and anyone who has read/commented/suggested/helped we have decided to run our first competition.


Máire Treanor has kindly donated one of her newly re-printed books, Clones Lace, The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet. We are proud of this prize for many reasons, having twice attended The Cassandra Hand Summer School of Lace, in Clones, Co. Monaghan, and have met and been taught by the lovely Máire Treanor herself, it is an honour to be given one of her books for our very first competition.

The book itself is a gem, not just for the crochet techniques and patterns but the wonderful historical research Máire has included. She is recognized internationally for her Clones Lace book and her expertise on art of lace-making. This year alone Máire has run workshops in Ireland, the USA and even Kiev, Ukraine. Due to a demand for copies of her book, it has been re-printed by Lacis Publications, part of the Lacis Museum, California, USA.

The book is also available from Maire, she is running a weekend workshops 27-28th November 2010 in the Cassandra Hand Centre, Clones, Co. Monaghan. For information on the workshop contact maireslaceATgmailDOTcom. For more information on Clones Lace visit www.cloneslace.com



COMPETITION CLOSED
The Winner is CHEYENNE


Thank you to everyone who entered! Hopefully we'll run a few more in the New Year...

73 comments:

MooseGirl said...

Oh, please please please pick me!

knits4u said...

What an amazing prize!!!! I love lace and I would love this book! Thank you so much for doing this.

WickedPyssa said...

Count me in the contest!
Lisa G aka WickedPyssa on Ravelry

SovereignCrux said...

Oo I would love to try to win this book for my mother as a Christmas gift. Add me in. =)
Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

barbara143 on ravelry said...

looks like a wonderful book!!

barbara143 on Ravelry said...

looks like a wonderful book!!!

|chee-uh| said...

That's great that there is enough interest for it to be reprinted.

monkalicious on Ravelry

quinn said...

Congratulations on your first 30,000!

I enjoyed my first visit to your website, and will surely be back. Thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book :)

Amanda said...

I'd love to learn that technique. RavID: Super-Nova

Heather J said...

That looks like a beautiful book.

lotsofhermies on Rav

InJuneau said...

What a fabulous looking book! Thanks for offering the chance to win a copy.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

Connie said...

I love reading history, and any craft history in particular. I would love a copy of this book!

greyowl60(at)yahoo(dot)com

Meike said...

Congratulations on the first 30,000 hits - and many more!

Julia said...

I'd be very interested in getting the chance to dive into this book.

Kristen said...

That looks like an inspiring book!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a crochet lace book and I love reading up on history, especially if it has to do with yarn ;)
Thank you,
KJo on Ravelry

Annie said...

Have never done any Irish lace crochet and by the look of this book it would seem the perfect place to start learning. Can see why it's so popular.

knittaroo said...

Ooh, that book looks wonderful. I love lace, and love reading about its history and finding new patterns.

Dana said...

Sounds like a great book!

Melisa said...

What a great website and wonderful offer. Thanks!
- asilem on Ravelry

Deb Burger said...

The cover looks lovely..... and I lust to own the contents! How kind of Maire to donate it, and my fingers are crossed!

Beth said...

Exciting!

Tracey said...

Oooo!! Count me in! I love Maire's work, and it would be lovely to have one of her books!

Julie said...

What a lovely book! I would be thrilled to win a copy.

Julie (shopjbk at verizon dot net)

melinda_blood said...

I have been wanting an irish crochet book for my crochet library! Looks like a great book.

Becky said...

That book sounds really neat. ^_^

CrochetQueen said...

What would you dooooo for a clones lace book ? well I will leave a comment of course :) Yeah I know it's chessy but it's funny right ?

Carrie said...

looks like a great prize, would also love to win it

Tracie said...

This looks like an amazing book...I've always wanted to try my hand at Irish Lace.

Please add me in to your draw :-)

Sandyhook said...

What gorgeous work...would LOVE that book! Thanks to you and Maire for offering this. Good luck to all the entrants!

MacBee on Ravelry said...

I would love a chance to win this book. So happy to hear it has been reprinted, thus keeping this amazing alive for more generations.

mitrian said...

Count me in for the contest, please! :)

Cheyenne said...

What an interesting book, I would be so lucky to win such an informative tome.

Jenna said...

The cover looks pretty...

Now I need to see what's inside o.o

Altobarb said...

How nice of you--this is a great book, I'm so glad it's been reprinted!

Miki Gain said...

I would be so happy to be included in this contest! The book sounds wonderful :D

Jenna said...

I'm so excited about this book! I would love to win it.

robynlicious said...

So excellent that the book is being reprinted! There are so many others that need the same treatment...

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book. Rav ID joannenonum

carolynrivello said...

This looks like a fantastic book! I'd love to read about the history of this particular lace. Here's hoping...

Michelle said...

I would love to win a copy! Thanks for running this contest!

mrspi said...

Crochet lace is my favorite form of crochet. I haven't yet done Irish crochet lace yet. This book (at least from the cover) looks inspiring. :o)

paperkingdoms said...

I'd love the book!

MsC said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway! If I should be lucky enough to win, I will selfishly keep the book for myself. =)

Cori said...

What a beautiful book! And what a lovely give away. Thank you!

Wildfire said...

Wow, that looks like it would be a very interesting read.

amy said...

It looks like a lovely book! Thanks for offering it as a prize, and I wouldn't mind if you picked me! ;-)

cathy said...

I'm not able to go to the Workshop next weekend as I'll be at my father-in-laws birthday. It's a big-0. I really want to make some Clones lace for a friend from Monaghan who's had a hard time this year with illness. Now I'll be able to use my Christmas book vouchers to acquire a newly reprinted copy. Hooray! Congratulations on the reprint and the 30,000!

Treasa said...

So tempting. So beautiful.

can I can I can I?

Congratulations on the readership by the way. That's way cool.

A said...

This looks like a wonderful book! I have been interested in learning more about Irish crochet as I look into my ancestry (Kennedy here), so am very excited it includes history as well. Please enter me in the competition - Cheers!

A said...

P.S. to previous post: LeftieLady on Rav.

About Us said...

Thanks for entering everyone! Great to see so much interest in Irish Crochet again!

Jan said...

Oh, Count me in. This looks like an amazing area to explore and learn something new. Thanks for running the competition.

ANetTow on Ravelry said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to look inside this book.

Annette

Laura said...

oh pick me! pick me!!! :) looks amazing!

sedna said...

O MY this looks amazing! wish wish wish

jacrae said...

Looks wonderful!

puck_nc said...

Comment!

My inner book hound and my inner crochet fanatic are currently way too happy about this reprint!

caytlynrose said...

Oooh, that book looks fantastic. Please pick me - I'm stuck on the other side of the world with crappy book availability!

RainbowCookies said...

This looks great! Im really interested in learning about Irish crochet.

beansi said...

What a wonderful resource that book would be. Toss me into the competition please!

Susan said...

It would be a dream come true to study Irish lace in Ireland...this book may be the next best thing! I have my fingers crossed for luck.

SusanF said...

What beautiful lace - it must be wonderful to be able to create something like that. Maybe this book would help me... :-)

leannich said...

Oh, that looks gorgeous! I taught myself Clones lace from Eithne Darcy's book when I was 11, but I've no idea where that book is now. It'd be lovely to pick up the skills again!

Léan

Kate said...

Wow, what a lovely prize. I have just started knitting lace and I love the delicate designs. Count me in please.

Trish Walsh said...

This is all very exciting I'd love a copy of this. Keep fighting the fight to make Irish lace more popular

Hilser said...

Oh purlease pick me!!!! Would so love the book and maybe sometime in my future I could dump the kids long enough to take in a workshop :-)

J Riley said...

Irish lace is so beautiful, and what a great book! No matter who wins, everyone have a fantastic holiday season!

aberrantcrochet said...

I would really look forward to a close look at this book! Thanks for offering such a great prize!

BikerMom on Ravelry

DawnS/Oddfae said...

I'd love to win this wonderful book...thanx for the competition!

Irene said...

Comment duly left with HUGE thanks for massive work done to maintain this wonderful blog!

About Us said...

we have a winner, CHEYENNE!

Could you please email your address to me at woollywayATgmailDOTcom

Thank you to everyone that entered. Great to see such interest in the book!

farmablefibres said...

Its so nice to see reprints of books. It is cool that digitally many old books have been released. But there is nothing like the feel of a book, especially when its a great reseource/reference book. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a treasure!

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