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Crafts

Crafts people have take inspiration from the landscape of Donegal for centuries. From Donegal tweed to sculptures made of bog oak, the land has literally made its way into the crafts of Donegal. But that is not all that Donegal crafts have to offer. Experience them for yourself in all their inspirational beauty.

Edel MacBride Designer

The BASE Enterprise Centre, Co. Donegal

Designer knitwear with a contemporary Irish identity designed and handmade locally.

A sustainable family business connecting the past to the future.

As a fashion designer qualified first from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1986, early collections were a reflection of new possibilities for Donegal tweed, a fabric first developed in our region of the North West of Ireland. With an instinctive reverence for past craftsmanship in the textile region of Donegal (*Convoy Woollen mill alone employed 500 people at one time including many of the MacBride family), a new path was begun.

Today, a family business we hand knit, handloom and crochet luxurious and wholesome sweaters, cardigans, wraps and knitted hats from locally spun wools and merino wools. From the sweaters that we will read to you, translating the meaning of the three dimensional Aran stitching to flowing circular skirts that are seamlessly finished with expert craftsmanship. A feeling of grace and goodness bestowed on the wearer.

We aim to keep producing in our local area and shine a beacon of exciting textile artisan production that shines a light on our heritage worldwide.

Skill workshops are available for groups.

Information

Indoor/outdoor Indoor

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:30

Contact

The BASE Enterprise Centre,
Co. Donegal


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