Friday, June 26, 2009

Wonderful Handwoven Donegal Wool and Tweed!

If anyone needs any handwoven wool or tweed or even a rug made of it, etc., go to Eddie Doherty! Based in Ardara, Co. Donegal, he's been doing it for years. A really great way to get it like they would've had it- hand woven, every inch of it! If you want full garments, you can get those as well- his wife sews what he weaves. Anything from caps to vests to capes (at right) to even nightgowns! Went to see him myself, and was thoroughly impressed! Also very personable man- told me to drop by again and he'd give me free lessons on his loom (which, I might add, is from 1908). Bought a lovely rug!  He gave me a fiver back for luck. :]

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