- Stories Around Stighlorgan
Stighlorgan presents N.E.P.S. - A publication that explores a material very close to our hearts: Donegal nepped woollen yarn.
It is not just that speckled donegal yarn is indigenous to the donegal area in the north west of ireland. These intricately prepared woollen yarns represent the area; they reflect the colours that appear on the rolling hills, they talk of the communities that speckle the landscape and it is Donegal’s heritage, to own forever.
This book presents three moods that talk about neps and Donegal wool:
'Patterned Work' - by Eoin O Conaill
Eoin O Conaill is a Cork based photographer. His photography is steadily gaining international acclaim. His best known projects such as 'Common Place', often talk about people and their relationship with their surroundings. A chance to dip into Stighlorgan's knitting factory in Donegal was an ideal opportunity to capture the workers that make Donegal manufacturing what it is.
'A Personal History of Neps' - by C. Doherty.
C.Doherty is an Irish Canadian writer who grew up in Toronto. Her Surname is unmistakably Irish and in fact has its origins in Donegal. Perhaps because of this, the Irish in her has always been felt and remains an important part of who she is. Her short story talks about this relationship with her heritage and how it has remained a part of her life.
'The Hawser' - by Davin Gaffney
Davin Gaffney is writer born and raised in Dublin. His writing often finds surreal objects to express his thoughts. His short story speaks through a well-worn Hawser, the rope used to tie a ship to harbour. The Hawser knows too well what it means to pass through a factory and he shares this with a passing sailor, much to the sailors frustration.
Stighlorgan's soft accessories collection, all made in the factories that this book explores.
** As a special launch offer - we are giving away a copy of N.E.P.S with every donegal-made soft accessories purchased on Stighlorgan.com.
Offer ends 10 December 2012.
Pages: 36 pages