As I mentioned last week when I wrote about Lunch at Builín Blasta Café, around Easter, we visited Galway and Connemara for a family getaway and encountered the charming Spiddal Craft Village & Cafe. We fell head over heels for Máíre Ní Thaidhg’s woolly shop.
Originally from Limerick, Máíre has been with the Spiddal Craft Village since its inception three decades ago. Her use of colors and textures creates a unique look which embodies the colors, beauty, and spirit of the Wild Atlantic Way.
She was weaving when we visited and my boys were in awe of the creation process. With LB’s big feet, we always joked he would have to take up weaving so you never know.
LB being into mechanics and engineering already was amazed that something so large and wood made scarves!
For a six-year-old to stay captivated by a weaving loom surprised me. It was like he was trying to work out how to build one at home.
There were also woolly creations by other local fibre artisans.
Of the numerous beautiful woven scarves and items in her shop, LB chose one with sea and sky hues as a birthday gift for my mother-in-law.
I couldn’t resist taking a few photos before I wrapped and mailed off her scarf because the colors are just unreal!
The length was ample and really an amazing scarf for an astounding value. And being squishy and lightweight, it is an ideal gift to mail off to a loved one abroad. Particularly one who misses Ireland.
And the richness of the colors with the tweedy flecks. I swoon!
I’m still enjoying my vacation in the States, so just a Tuesday post this week then I’m back to twice-weekly posts next week when I’m back in Ireland.