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Karie Westermann on Knowth from Echoes of Heather and Stone

Joining us on the blog today is the talented Karie Westermann as she shares her design Knowth for Echoes of Heather and Stone. Knowth is a bi-colour semi-circular shawl with slipstitches flowing into an elegant lace and cable border in a striking contrast colour. I hope you enjoy getting to know Karie and her design inspiration…
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Isabell Kraemer on Aine – Echoes of Heather and Stone

On the blog today we welcome the talented Isabell Kraemer to chat about her design, Aine, for Echoes of Heather and Stone. Aine is a beautiful garment with a colourwork yoke inspired by torc necklaces.  I hope you enjoy learning a little about Isabell’s background and design inspiration below. Welcome Isabell Can you tell us…
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Amanda Schwabe on Talamed – Echoes of Heather and Stone

I’d like to give Amanda a huge welcome to this blog and the book Echoes of Heather and Stone. Amanda has designed a unique, beautiful, cardigan that really takes the ancient Irish theme of the book and makes it her own. I think you’re going to love reading about her history and inspiration for the…
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Justyna Lorkowska on Shamrock – Echoes of Heather and Stone

  As the book launch party looms ever closer, it’s time to take a look at another design from Echoes of Heather and Stone. This is the beautiful Shamrock by Justyna Lorkowska.  Justyna joins us on the blog today to share her design inspiration, her creative background and some tips for making your version of…
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Jennifer Wood on Ahenny – Echoes of Heather and Stone.

It’s time to have a look at another Echoes of Heather & Stone pattern and today the talented Jennifer Wood of Wood House Knits is sharing her design – Ahenny. Jennifer kindly took some time to answer some of our questions on inspiration, tips and techniques. Hi Jennifer, can you tell us a little bit…
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Lucy Hague on her Design Inspiration Behind her Newgrange Shawl.

Here at Stolen Stitches, we are very excited about the release of the upcoming book Echoes of Heather and Stone which focuses on patterns inspired by ancient Ireland. Over the next few weeks, we will be hearing from the contributing designers on their patterns and inspiration. This week on the blog is the wonderful Lucy…
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Echoes of Heather and Stone

Did you know that I’m working on a new book? (Ok, you probably do as I’ve been dropping hints for quite a while!). We’re reaching the end stages of the editing so I’m going to reveal a few details to you! By the end of July the book should be on it’s way to the…
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Bealtaine

If you follow me on social media you’ll know that I’ve got something special planned for the Woollinn yarn festival! I’ve designed an exclusive shawl (Bealtaine) for the festival that will be in the show brochure but that’s not all, the shawl is knit using an exclusive colour for the Woollinn Festival called Woollinn! The…
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Russler & Normal Life Again

Life is very slowly starting to return to normal here in Cork. We were very fortunate as we didn’t lose electricity or water which meant that we got a 4 day cosy family holiday. This included lots of eating, sleeping and game playing. It was like we got to do Christmas again! It was very…
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Nua Hat Patterns

One of the wonderful things about Nua is seeing what other designers make with it. What captures their imagination? Do they use colourwork, cables or textured stitches? Below are three wonderful hat patterns by other independent designers that have caught my eye and bring a smile to my face. They are the perfect project for…
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