Wool lovers will weave a path to Sheeps Head for Yarn Festival

February 11th, 2015 7:25 AM

By Southern Star Team

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IF THERE was one location in Ireland tailor-made for a festival to celebrate all things woollen, then that place would have to be the aptly-named Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork.

And it’s on the Sheep’s Head that the knitters and yarn crafters from across the country and beyond will be making their way this May for Munster’s first ever Yarn Festival.

‘We’ve had a lot of enquires and bookings for the festival already and with the number of knitters and crafters here on the peninsula, we are all looking forward to a very enjoyable weekend of creativity, design and learning,’ Sheep’s Head Yarn Festival organiser Niamh Egerton told The Southern Star.

The festival, which gets underway on Saturday, May 16, will see knitting and yarn crafting workshops at various locations from Durrus to Ahakista, and Kilcrohane.

‘We will have something for everybody, at every level. From beginners’ knitting workshops or crochet, to felt making. If it’s got yarn in it, we’ve got it!’ said Niamh.

The festival will also see workshops looking at Tunisian lace crochet, as well as the Japanese art of knitting, Amigurumi, and closer to home there will be a workshop where you can learn about Carrickmacross lace-making.

Workshop places start at €20. For more, or to book a workshop log on to or email at [email protected]

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