Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023
Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023
Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023
Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023
Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023
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Aran Hedge School during Irish Design Week November 2023

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Through knitting together, the workshop will explore the shared wisdom of Aran Knitting and how it connected very different communities across Ireland.

With a focus on local shared traditions and beliefs of the past, we will find new design directions. 

This is an opportunity to build a personal directory of stitches while learning the essential codes for building Aran knitting with beauty, balance and originality.

Please bring an Aran knit archive piece, that has a story to tell, should you have one.

Wool and needles are included in the class fee, bring more needles should you have some, sizes 4mm 4.5mm 5mm and other sizes for experiments! You may borrow other needles in the class too. 

Classes taught by Edel MacBride 

TIME: 6pm - 8.30 pm Monday nights November 13th, 20th and 27th. 

Edel MacBride Knitfield certificate.

BOOKING: you may book the seat now (limited to 12 max), should the class not run for any reason of ours you will be fully refunded. Should you be unable to attend the classes we will refund you up to one weeks notice before ie until November 6th cut off  (or in other understandable circumstances) The full fee applies even if only two of three weeks can be attended. 

DEPOSIT: If it does not suit to book and pay the full 120 now, please TEXT Edel on 083 3437031 confirming your wish to attend and she will direct you on paying a smaller deposit and hold your space.

Any other question please email through the online contact page here and we will respond within 24 hours.


Size Guide

Sweater Sizing Guide for Edel MacBride

UK 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16 16-18
US 2-4 4-6 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
Chest 36 ins
92 cms
38 ins
96 cms
40 ins
102 cms
43 ins
110 cms
46 ins
118 cms
50 ins
126 cms
Length 26 ins
66.5 cms
26 ins
66.5 cms
27 ins
69 cms
27 ins
69 cms
28 ins
72 cms
28 ins
72 cms
Sleeve 17 ins
44 cms
17.5 ins
45 cms
18 ins
47 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
18.5 ins
48 cms
19 ins
49 cms

These are the actual garment measurements.

Chest is measured under the point where the sleeve and body meet.

Length is measured from the centre shoulder point to below the waist.

Sleeve here is the underarm length of the sleeve including the cuff.

More measurements may be given in the garment description.

How To Care For Me

How to care for me

Maybe you’ve never owned one of me before?

Here’s my experience so far;

I’d prefer not to be stuck in that dark press but when I must go in there just roll me up loosely first. 

I don’t need much washing although my Italian cousins say that I’m a gorgeous natural thing and washing improves me! 

When washing make it no higher than 30 degrees and please only a wool recommended detergent. Squeeze all the water out after handwashing me, even roll me up in a towel to do this!  Dry me flat on my back.

Keep direct sunlight away from my cables!

Edel and many of her long-term clients machine wash my friends. Hopefully they never put them in the drum at higher than 30 degrees or with nasty biological stuff!!!! The horror.

I’m terrified of the tumble dryer, please never do that to me.

Through Summer if you don’t need me (I hope you will), store me in an airtight zip bag please and I’ll get a rest with no disruption. I hope to spend a lifetime with you, but if you want to give me to a friend or send me to a charity store for a break that’s OK.

My wool is so healthy to wear and antibacterial, plus you’ll be living off the compliments.

Bullet point summary:

  • Roll up when stored
  • 30 degree hand or machine wool wash cycle
  • Only recommended detergents
  • Squeeze all excess water out after a handwash (roll in a dry clean towel)
  • Dry flat
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Hang-up if you wish, choose the hanger carefully (incase shoulders get stretched)
  • Dry cleaning is allowed, but we prefer washing
  • Often all that’s needed is to hang in the air a few hours to refresh
  • Avoid seat belts and cross - body bags due to fabric abrasion