October News

Hi Folks, lots going at Taylormade Ewe Knit. We are building up stocks for Christmas Fairs, especially our own in Clomantagh Castle on December 8th & 9th. Bigger than ever this year, with Medieval Santy in the tower, Festive gourmet lamb cuisine, and lots of new craft workers. All this as well as our usual treats – Mulled Wine, Christmas Cake, Bumper Charity Raffle, family fun and our famous warm welcome.

We will be raising funds as usual for Amnesty International and our local Old Folks Residential Home, Prague House.
We have teamed up with ‘Sheep Shack’, Gourmet Lamb Cuisine for market and festival selling, watch out for us coming up to Christmas.
Knit and Natter will resume after Christmas when we are all a little less busy.

Pop up shop in the annex, Freshford

Pop up shop in the Annex, Freshford, is now open for the summer.

Lots of other arts and crafts on sale with ‘Taylormade We Knits’.
The shop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday till the end of May 11.30 am to 4 pm.

When you visit you can also see the beautiful new hand-made patchwork wall hanging in the church which was unveiled at the opening and see this lovely old church with amazing historical importance. It is one of the only buildings which has been used continually as a place of worship since the 11th century.

Pop-up Shop

POP-UP SHOP - the St.Lachtain’s Church & Arts Centre in Freshford, Co. Kilkenny is opening on June 2nd and will be open Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during June, July and August between 11 am and 4 pm. This is a great chance to pop in and buy our knitting kits and lots ‘We Knit’ jumpers, Teddies, hats and so on all hand knitted for you in gorgeous organic Merino or Alpaca wools. There will be regular exhibitions of local artists, other local craft workers and lots information about the beautiful historic building of St.Lachtain’s Church. Do call in and we’ll give you a cup of tea as well!


Knit & Natter

KNIT & NATTER is now having a break for the summer and will start up again in September. However If you need wool, patterns etc. you can contact me as usual here at the studio in Freshford.
Knitting is a great occupation for the summer holidays and the bamboo needles are airport security friendly.

Earth Baby Fair, Cork

Hi Folks, Time is whizzing on, Christmas is just a memory and we are now looking forward to the Earth Baby Fair on Sat. 24th Feb in Cork – see poster above.

On our stand we will have lots of new designs suitable for babies growing up in a greener world for you to buy, ready knitted and information about hand knitting, organic wools etc.
The Earth Baby Fairs support the cloth nappy libraries around the country.
I really hope we will see you there!

Happy New Year!

A very big thank you to all the women who knit for Taylormade Ewe knit and have produced all these lovely hats and jumpers for Syrian Refugees.

Thank also to Kittie of Second Nature Oils for organising and sponsoring the courier.

Knit and Natter is back up and running in spite of awful weather. We meet every Tuesday night at the studio in Freshford from 7.30 to 9. New members are welcome, no experience needed. €20 to join (includes all materials needed) and €10 a week after that to knit, natter and enjoy home baking and coffee/tea.


Hi Folks,
Just received this lovely photo from Liza, she knitted the jumper from ‘Yum & Yarns

Last month we sent €1,000 to Amnesty Ireland from the sale of our first 100 copies of the book. We hope to sell the rest between now and the end of the year.

I am getting lots of feed-back on the recipes and Louise told me that the Lemon Drizzle cake has become her husband’s favourite treat!!

Knit & Natter is up and running again on a Tuesday night in our Freshford studio and we are busy knitting hats and bootees for Syrian refugee babies who will soon be facing into the rigours of their second freezing cold winter in the mountains.

If you would like to join us or knit baby hats at home, we will be sending out a shipment in December so get knitting!! If you would like a pattern let me know.

Good News!

Lots of good News!

We have sold our first 100 copies of ‘Yum & Yarns’ and €1,000 sent to Amnesty Ireland to help them fight injustice around the world.

Knit & Natter’ knitting groups are starting up again on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October in our studio in Freshford. Tuesdays are at 7.30 to 9 pm and Wednesday at 10 am to 12. Lots of knew patterns and wools to try out, new recipes to enjoy an no increase in the price!! (€10 for existing members and €20 to join for new members). Everything in provided but places are limited by space so please let me know if you would like to come.

Woopsie! We found an error in the Coffee Pot Warmer pattern in ‘Yum & Yarns’.
Row two should read:
b1a1b1a1 b4 a2 b8 a2
b8 a2 b4 a1 b1 a1 b1

Please let us know if you have any feed-back or send us photos of what you have made using our recipes or patterns.

Date for your diary:
This year’s Christmas In The Castle Christmas fare will be Dec. 2nd and 3rd in Clomantagh Castle, Barna, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny (See Irish Landmark Trust website for directions and description of the castle). We will have the usual variety of local ethical craft workers and writers, raffles, mulled wine and a great welcome to you all.


Phyllida Clarke and Colm O’Gorman at the Launch of ‘Yum & Yarns’

At last we launched our little book ‘Yum & Yarns’ in Stonehouse Books, Kilkenny on July 6th.
The book, which contains a collection of ‘recipes from around the wood burner’, original Taylormade Ewe Knit patterns and short stories to enjoy with a cup of coffee, is totally in aid of Amnesty International, to help in their fight for human right world-wide. It is beautifully illustrated with original water colours by Frankie Cummins. You can buy the book for €12.50 from Stonehouse Books, Kieran Street, Kilkenny, or on line from www.taylormadeeweknit.com. It will also be on sale at our stand The Mother of Fair Love School during Kilkenny arts week.

Yum & Yarns

‘Yum & Yarns’ is now published and ready for sale. Yummy bakes, Scrummy knits and Tasty stories all one little book in aid of the worldwide, non-political, human rights organisation Amnesty International. The book contains 9 original Taylormade Ewe Knit Designer knitting patterns 10 delicious home bake recipes from around the wood burner and 10 quirky little very short stories/reflections for you to enjoy. It is beautifully illustrated by acclaimed water colour artist Frankie Cummins.

The price is just €12.50 plus € 2.50 for postage.

Click here to order the book.

Public Launch will be in Kilkenny at Stonehouse Books, Kieran St. on July 6th at 7 pm with an address and some handy baking tips from Colm O’Gorman, Head of Amnesty Ireland. Please come along and enjoy the evening with us.