The knitting community lost one of its most joyful members last month, with the death of Cat Bordhi on September 19.
As a designer and teacher, Cat was known for her innovation and gave us the unique Moebius Cast On and the Sweet Tomato Heel.
I had an amazing opportunity to meet Cat Bordhi during her visit to Dublin in April 2016. Rosemary, proprietor of The Constant Knitter asked me to do what I do best, host a Knitworking event with special guests Cat Bordhi AND Ciaran Foley in the same room!
That knitworking afternoon was one of my most memorable. Knit, chat, tea, selfies, repeat…
Cat shared her kindred spirit and talents with all of us so generously, and we will miss her very much.
In the 1964, Canadian English Literature professor, Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “the medium is the message.”
Today there has been many discussions over, How did he know that social media would transcend into our every day lives?
He predicted the world was entering the fourth, electronic age, which would be characterised by a community of people brought together by technology He called it the “global village” and said it would be an age when everyone had access to the same information through technology.
The “global village” has grown exponentially with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
I’ve been a citizen of this global village 15 years and entered the realm of real time social media with IG Live chats and most recently making TikTok videos.
September is the start of a new season and I’m right back at it. Doing what I do best, Rambling on just about anything and to anyone who will read from the pages of my Eclectic Notebook.
I am delighted to announce that my latest haiku poem will be featured along side some amazing and creative people in Poetry Ireland.
This online event kicks off at 11:00am (Dublin time). Follow @orlawrites on Twitter!
In these most trying of times, Bluefoot Press is proud to host a unique event for Poetry Day 2020.
Initially conceived and organised by poet and scientist Orla Grant-Donoghue as a live poetry event in Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in its transformation into an online-only collaboration (for now).
Determined not to let lockdown curb their creativity, poets, writers, artists, scientists and actors have produced these new works responding to a favourite book.
These have been inspired by simple lines, characters, scenes, covers, even by the memories triggered by a book.
The Aran sweater, carved and sculpted stitches, The ultimate pride.