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Irish Aran: History, Tradition, Fashion – Vawn Corrigan

After the amazing launch here at Charlie Byrne’s, we now have copies of “Irish Aran – History, Tradition, Fashion” in the shop!

Irish Aran

The Book

Irish Aran knitting is a living tradition with a worldwide reach. Arans communicate warmth, comfort and a sense of home, which people the world over continue to respond to, even though the connection to our rocky outcroppings in the Atlantic Ocean may be long forgotten. Aran grew up in the harsh environment of the Aran Islands where everyday wear consisted of home-spun fabrics and knits. Today Aran survives as part of a rich craft heritage and as high and slow fashion on the catwalks of the world. Vawn Corrigan explores the history, mythology and growth of this iconic design in this beautiful and informative hardback book.

The Author

Dublin-based writer Vawn (Siobhán) Corrigan is a graduate of the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She has an eclectic background: decades as a bellydance instructor, director of Kilmainham Arts Festivals and founder of the Irish support group for Home of Hope for Girls in South Africa. Vawn’s writing on Irish craft has been published in the Irish Arts ReviewIrish Antiques JournalIreland of the Welcomes and the international textiles magazine Selvedge. She is a regular contributor to RTÉ radio’s Sunday Miscellany. Currently, her passion is Irish textile heritage.

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