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Irish Artisan Yarn was launched by Tara McArtney (nee Osborough), an award 

winning textile designer. The colours are greatly influenced by the wonderful 

Irish Landscapes where Tara grew up and where she now has her studio close 

to the shores of Belfast lough. 


The yarns produced are unique, all hand painted and dyed. Each skein is 

named after a location in Ireland, Dublin, Galway, Kinsale, Belfast and many 

more including her favourite Donegal where she now takes her family for holidays, 

they are the fifth generation of her family to visit this magical place. 


Tara enjoys travelling around Ireland to gather inspiration for her new collections. 

The collection has a range of bases inc, luxurious Alpaca/Silk, Merino/Bamboo/Silk 

and Merino/Nylon in Lace, 4PLY, Double Knitting and Aran weights. 


Thank you to all our loyal customers, it is proving to be and exciting journey and what we love most is seeing what our customers make with their IAY yarn so please do share on our social media or email. 

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