The craft of knitting has been an important part of Inishbofin Island history over the past 100 years and is known for its high standard of craftsmanship and unique patterns. Recent times have seen a decline in the tradition of passing these patterns on from one generation to the next. Knitting Inishbofin consists of a series of intergenerational art workshops where community members will be taught how to knit and process wool by their grandmothers. Video and photography documentation of the project together with knitting samples of the patterns typical to Inishbofin will be presented in an exhibition as well as online.
This project celebrates the local history of knitting and wool crafts and records this history for future generations.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.