Friday, October 3, 2014

Craft Work in Fingal, Dublin

Crafting Circle DP Edited

Every Thursday morning a group of likeminded individuals come together for a spot of Crafting in Donabate Library.  With a mix of ages and backgrounds all of the members of the Donabate Crafting Circle bring along a craft piece that they are working on.   These talented ladies (men welcome to attend too!) freely pass on tips to the less experienced members and there is lots of chat about different craft projects that are generally very doable. 

Many members of the group are skilled at crochet and fine examples of work gets passed around the table including baby blankets, crocheted toys or scarves made with a glittery wool that sparkle as they are perused by all. And then there are the knitters.  Knitters who barely look down at their hands as they knit away while keeping a steady conversation up with those in their near vicinity.  Arriving with a ball of wool and two needles by the end of the meet up they are well on their way in their chosen project.

But it is not just knitting and crocheting that is worked on. One lady works on an embroidery project, completing her cushion cover over a few weeks while another makes headway on a bathroom rug in aqua colours.  Other members of the group enjoy sewing and working in felt and some are even brave enough to master quilt making.  “Jelly rolls”, it seems, are the new fat quarter and by using a jelly roll we are told “you can have a front for a quilt whipped up in no time at all”

If you are interested in taking up crafting this Autumn or if you are an experienced knitter or stitcher there are currently three groups in Fingal Libraries that would be delighted to meet you.  Please see details below.

Balbriggan Library Knitting & Crochet Group – Meet every Tuesday evening 7-8pm (Call 870 4401 for further information)
Baldoyle Library Crafters – Meet the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 10.30am -12.30pm (Call  890 6793 for further information)
Donabate Library Crafting Circle – Meet every Thursday morning 11am-12.45pm (Call 890 5609 for further information)

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