The ghost of Christmas past! And Saint Brigid’s feast day fast approaching

Bloody hell!

it’s been ages since I’ve written anything here – I don’t seem to have time to do anything anymore! (I bet all the mummies out there are saying “ha!!” – We could have told you so!)

So,  Hannah will be 15 weeks old on Wednesday,  I’ve spent the better part of the past 15 weeks doing little else other than feeding and changing her, and I’m supposed to return to work in a few weeks – I have to say, not a whole lot of weaving got done! Luckily, when I was back in Ireland for Christmas, I did manage to get a few things done, plus I embarked on a project that involved the whole family…but more on that later. First  – “What to do when it’s freezing, the power has gone off, your loom is not set up and you have a few hours free” – Go for a Walk! Collect rushes and make some Saint Brigid’s crosses (Obviously!).

I’ve put the making of these on my blog before,  but as the feast of Saint Brigid is coming up, I thought I’d make some of these as gifts for relatives in the US (who are called Brigid) and to see if anyone on Etsy is interested in them. We were taught to make them in School (perhaps one of the advantages of going to a Catholic school in the vacinity of where Brigid came from!), but I’ve always found they work much better if they are left to dry, and then tightened up again.


Published by Ruth

I am a native of Ireland, but have been living and weaving between Barcelona and Ireland for over 21 years now; mostly in Barcelona. I studied woven textiles (and dyeing and felting) at Winchester School of Art, UK and have lived and worked in Ireland, UK, Japan and now Spain. Weaving takes up the space in my brain that is not filled with my daughter, son, husband and family - and "grown-up paid non-weaving work"...(the "mortgage paying" kind that takes up most of my time! As well as housework and sundry other things which I usually try to ignore as long as possible).

3 thoughts on “The ghost of Christmas past! And Saint Brigid’s feast day fast approaching

  1. Hey,

    This is nice. What is the material that you are using |? Please reply me asap. Thnx Is it bamboo?

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