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IN GOOD HANDS (RTE)

David Shaw Smith revisits six of the businesses and artisans he filmed in the original Hands series to see how they've weathered the last 30 years, focusing on this new generation of craft workers. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, David Shaw Smith and his wife Sally captured the intricacy and brilliance of Irish craft in the landmark RTE series, HANDS. Now aged 70, and still filming, Shaw Smith, effectively the ‘godfather’ of Irish craft, revisits six of the businesses and artisans he filmed in the original series to see how they’ve weathered the last 30 years, focusing on this new generation of craft workers. Read More at www.rte.ie

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Ardara in Donegal

Today we drove to the village of Ardara in Donegal, which this year won the Irish Times - Ireland's best village to live in. It's beautiful, in an amazing setting & has some of the friendlest people you're ever likely to meet - two thousand people and thirteen pubs. Ardara is famous for its music festivals & there are plenty of visitors, as but unlike many other places the town doesn't organise itself around tourists, it's a thriving community for visitors to enjoy rather than a tourist attraction. The Grannies were keen to visit Eddie Doherty as they had heard that Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex in the City) buys tweed from him. Eddie is one of the last independent hand loom weavers in Ireland, his tiny shop is a treasure of colourful handwoven tweed & he was busy at his loom in the back of the shop when we arrived. To read more click here

By |2017-04-27T08:26:05+00:00September 18th, 2012|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ardara in Donegal

Handwoven Tweeds in Cornwall

Little White Alice is a unique private complex offering 5 Star Gold luxury but sustainable holidays in beautifully furnished green cottages. Eddie provided the curtains, throws and cushion covers for The Little White Alice . Read more www.littlewhitealice.co.uk

By |2013-12-10T18:33:16+00:00June 10th, 2011|Categories: news|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Handwoven Tweeds in Cornwall