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Handmade Wooden Stools

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Handmade Wooden Stools

THE CREATOR Rob, the creator of Handmade Wooden Stools lives a self-reliant lifestyle on a sparse hillside in the rural west of Ireland. Living off-the-grid and growing most of his own food, his is a quiet and simple existence. For many years he has explored a variety of traditional crafts involving natural materials, through this he has gained an understanding of how peoples of the past must have lived off the land and also scratched many a creative itch. He practised ropework for sometime, which lead to chair seating and then (when looking for a way to work from home) started making...

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Alpaca Scarves by Marian Morris

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Alpaca Scarves by Marian Morris

Marian started knitting at the age of 8 and was taught by her mother.   Later in life, she bought a basic knitting machine and learned to create beautiful Knitwear on the machine. She worked for Lainey Keogh, John Rocha & Rachel Mackay, all of whom were well-known Knitwear Designers. Eventually, she decided to go out on her own to create her own collection. One day she discovered the Alpaca Yarn online and from then, she has been buying it since. She imports the yarn from Peru where all the Alpacas roam freely in their farms.  Alpaca Yarn is a light, luxurious, hardwearing...

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Welcoming Tique Lights, The Newest Member of TruIrish

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Welcoming Tique Lights, The Newest Member of TruIrish

  These fantasic lamps are design and hand carved by Tracy Hoole. The idea for Tique Lights came from having seen similar products being made in the 1980s in Zimbabwe.   The lamps are made using 2 pvc tubes, with designs traced then hand cut, are placed inside each other, and when lit, produce a silhouette, ambience light.   The pipes are mounted in a wooden base, with electrical components and labels then added.   If you are interested in purchasing one, check out Tique Lights on Tru Irish now.   Shop Tique Lights now!

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Father's Day Gifts 2018

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Father's Day Gifts 2018

Father's Day is soon approaching. Wondering what to get for the most important man in your life. We give you a run down of some of our favourite Father's Day Gifts. Father Bronze Plaque by Irish Celtic Art Studio Bronze finished plaque that is handmade in Ireland comes gift boxed and is the perfect keepsake present for Father's Day.    The Plaque reads:  --  Father --"You may never have been told Just how much is thought of you You may never have been given The honor that is due So today, please understand Though these words be only few You are...

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Irish Crochet and Clones Lace - the history of the crochet lace-making tradition in Monaghan, Ireland

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Irish Crochet and Clones Lace - the history of the crochet lace-making tradition in Monaghan, Ireland

History of Clones Lace   Clones Lace is an Irish Crochet Lace, named after the town where it was marketed, developing its own character since 1847. Cassandra Hand, wife of the local Church of Ireland minister, introduced this lace, inspired by Venetian point lace, as a famine relief project to the small drumlin region of west Monaghan and south east Fermanagh, as the height of the Great Irish Famine.    The Clones people soon made it their own, imitating the flowers that grew in the area. Within a short period nearly every family in the area was involved in its...

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