It’s always interesting and an inspiration, to walk around the island to see whats in the hedgerows of Sherkin Island. Its good for the soul.
Suffice it to say I love living on Sherkin Island. Not to be too dramatic but it’s a dream come true. The journey started 10 or so years ago when I saw a program on Nationwide RTE and was hooked. Art holidays with Cora Collins and Majella O Neill for starters, and then the DIT Visual Art Degree Program for 4 years followed by a permanent move from Dublin and the rest is history.
Walking on the island is an inspiration and taking photos of whatever catches my eye and observing the colours inspires me to crochet with lots of lovely yarn shades and yarn textures and create with beautiful colours. Not bad as they say in Cork.
Some photos taken on a lovely walk to Cow Strand which is a beautiful beach on Sherkin Island. The sea was wild and wonderful, with the foam looking like suds as it was blown on the sand. The light was fab and I met a lovely curious cow on the way. Keep an eye out on the website, as photos will be available for purchase, very shortly, in variable sizes. If you have ay enquiries please email Jean@thewoolshop.ie
Some lovely sights to see while walking around Sherkin Island
Lots of fun making santa boots from all the gorgeous wool in thewoolshop.ie
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I went down to the pier today to post some orders and also indulged myself by taking a few photos on this glorious October day on Sherkin Island
Norman and Bebe are great pals. They look out for each other . This photo was given to Norman as a gift for his recent 80th birthday. Everyone on Sherkin island was invited to the party.
It was great evening held in The Jolly Roger
We have had some lovely afternoons on Sherkin Island at The Jolly Roger, where the Sherkin N Stiches group meet on a weekly basis. All visitors are welcome. Wednesdays 3 to 5 pm Squares will turn into a large blanket by the end of year. It will be great to have a piece of craft that has been made by both islanders and visitors alike.
Welcome to Sherkin Island.
We are very excited to let you all know that thewoolshop.ie will now be operating from Sherkin Island. We wish Bernadette and Niall well on their new adventures. Please feel free to contact us on Jean@thewoolshop.ie with any comments or requests.