Looking for interviews with hand dyers, indie designers and people from my wonderful gardening community? Look no further, make a cuppa and meet some wonderful people below:

Interview | Bear in Sheep’s Clothing

Interview | Bear in Sheep’s Clothing

Today on the blog I get to share one of my favourite Indie-dyers with all of you. Bear in Sheep's Clothing is based in Nothern Ireland and has a strong focus on dyeing British sourced fibres with the lowest impact on the environment as possible. Bernie and Derek have...

Interview |  Eden Cottage Yarns

Interview | Eden Cottage Yarns

Today on the blog I get to share an interview with the fabulous Victoria from Eden Cottage Yarns. I first met Victoria in person at Edinburgh Yarn Festival and even though she was immensely busy she still found the time to chat and tell me a little bit more about her...

Interview | The Fibre Co.

Interview | The Fibre Co.

Have you ever considered starting your own yarn company? Today we chat with Daphne Marinopoulos who did just that.  Daphne founded The Fibre Co. back in 2003 in Portland, Main, USA and today, she now runs a beautiful global brand from the UK.  Daphne very kindly took...

Interview | Woolly Wormhead

Interview | Woolly Wormhead

  Today's interview is with none other than our favourite Hat Architect, Woolly Wormhead. Woolly very kindly took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions on her new Elemental Collection that has just been released.  For those of you who follow...

Interview | Robynn Weldon

Interview | Robynn Weldon

One of the amazing things that happened during the recording of season one of the podcast was that I got to know knitwear designer Robynn Weldon of Studio Miranda, a little bit better. From her detailed and fun newsletters to her antics on Twitter, Robynn manages to...

Interview | Aishling Doonan

Interview | Aishling Doonan

For today's interview, I thought we could meet Aishling Doonan of Ruby Sasha Designs. This year, Aishling won the Guild of Irish Lacemakers Prize at the RDS National Craft Show for the second year in a row. Aishling's work is intricate, beautiful and always has a...

Interview | Hugh Cassidy

Interview | Hugh Cassidy

I love growing an online community and when I see a chance to introduce someone to a wider audience I usually jump at it. I follow Hugh on Twitter (@Horti_Hugo) for his insights into the gardening world. This year I got all caught up in his Dahlia Wars and have...

Interview | Green Elephant Yarn

Interview | Green Elephant Yarn

I love sharing insights in to the craft world and in particular Indie Dyers and Designers stories on the blog. I think it's important to get to know the people behind those luxurious hand dyed yarns we all covet. Today on the blog I want to introduce you all to Fiona...

Interview | The Fibre Kitchen

Interview | The Fibre Kitchen

  As part of the craft section of the Notebook, I get to chat with dyers and designers that make up this amazing community of independents making their mark on the Irish craft scene. Recently I got a chance to catch up with Rachel of The Fibre Kitchen. Rachel has...

Interview | Ellie & Ada

Interview | Ellie & Ada

Today I thought we could take a look at Laura Hogan aka the person behind Ellie & Ada. If you have been following the blog for a while you would have seen lots from Laura as I personally love her work. Laura was the first hand-dyer I ever met and the first skein...

Interview | Gamer Crafting Yarns

Interview | Gamer Crafting Yarns

You all know how much I love the yarn industry and that I like to bring us all a little closer by sharing some questions with independent dyers and designers with all of you. If you are part of the members-only area of the site you would have seen Angelina's logo from...

Interview | Aoibhe Ní – Part II

Interview | Aoibhe Ní – Part II

This week I am taking a closer look at one of Ireland's beautiful crochet designers Aoibhe Ní Shúilleabháin. Aoibhe very kindly took the time to answer some questions for the Notebook. Today is Part II which focuses on hobbies and future projects. If you missed it you...

Interview | Aoibhe Ní – Part II

Interview | Aoibhe Ní – Part I

  This week I am taking a closer look at one of Ireland's beautiful crochet designers Aoibhe Ní Shúilleabháin. Aoibhe very kindly took the time to answer some questions for the Notebook. Today is Part I which focuses on design. Aoibhe is a talented lady with over...

Interview | Fiona Grows Food

Interview | Fiona Grows Food

Happy Friday to you all! It's time for another Spotlight on the blog. I think the craft community has been hogging the limelight in previous weeks, so I am delighted to introduce the fabulous Fiona Kelly from the award winning blog Fiona Grows Food. I just cannot read...

Interview | Dublin Dye Company

Interview | Dublin Dye Company

I love sharing Indie Dyers on the blog and this week I am catching up with Yvonne from the Dublin Dye Company. You have heard me mention one or two things about her over on the podcast but today let's hear more from the lady behind those skeins: 1. Yvonne, Can you...

Interview | Townhouse Yarns

Interview | Townhouse Yarns

I'm excited to be able to introduce to you a new feature on the blog.  Every second Friday we will be hitting the spotlight on a Designer/Hand-dyer/Author/Gardener that have meant something to us here at the Cottage.  I thought it was only fitting that we should start...

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