All my work is available through this website on a commission basis, just get in touch with me through my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to my website
Hello, I’m Fiona O’Driscoll, and this is my website. My knitted creations celebrate the natural world, the warmth of childhood and the wonderful variety of colours and textures available to me. I always use freshly washed natural fleeces from a local organic sheep farm to stuff the knitted animals as the environment and sustainability are very important to me.
I live in Leitrim in the hidden heartlands of Ireland . I am surrounded by natural bogland and woods and my garden is regularly visited by wild animals. The badgers, hedgehogs, mice, pine martins, foxes, shrews, rabbits,hares and many birds that pass through give me inspiration for the animals I create. As I create each piece by hand they have their own unique personality and I am always changing my range to keep collectors interested and to stay fresh.
I sell my work directly, just contact me by email email@example.com. My work is perfect for posting, unbreakable, light and no best before date! I also supply a few wonderful shops, Strokestown Park, http://www.strokestownpark.ie/, Beech hill garden centre in Cork and the Leitrim Design House https://leitrimdesignhouse.ie/ in Carrick on Shannon . I enjoy craft fairs too and sometimes share a stand with my very talented brother Niall Miller of Fuinseog Woodland Crafts.
My Etsy site is https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/SundewCrafts
Tess Nye’s Video
Earlier this year a documentary student from Trinity got in touch with me and asked if she could visit and make a short film. We had a lovely morning together, she even put on wellies and came down the bog. Here’s a youtube link if you’d like to see her work.
An t-éan agus an portach
THE BIRD AND THE BOG
I took part in an exhibition this Feb (2023) in the Leitrim Design House as part of a wonderful group of talented women, The Sinann Circle. I created a few new pieces inspired by the Leitrim countryside, especially the bogs that surround my house. I used mainly organic wool, naturally dyed and home spun, with a little gold thread too. I framed the pieces with dogwood and hung a small bird in front in it’s own circle of dogwood. There was a great response to the exhibition and I will continue to make similar pieces on request. They cost €60 each.
If you need some Easter Bunnies in your life just get in touch! They make lovely finger puppets when the creme egg has been eaten
Order now for Easter, €8 posted within Ireland without the egg or collected with egg for €7, and if you want a particular colour jacket just let me know
This year I’ve been making Christmas hats and gone back to making angels , I gave them extra colourful hair as they can be your guardian angel hanging from a car mirror or on the top of a tree 🎄🚗
What could be more lovely than a pair of handknit fingerless gloves, in the colour of your choice and with a fair isle design of your favourite thing? With a long cuff to keep your wrists warm and giving freedom to your thumb and fingers so you can use your phone or scratch your nose. Here are some examples of ones I have made, with bats, bees, acorns, dogs, hearts, foxes or no pattern, just your favourite colours. I make them to order in 2 adult sizes (€20)and also in a child size(€15). Post is usually €2
Hand knit in pure wool and stuffed with organic fleece, a special series of bears, no two the same! €20 each and postage extra
A video of the making of a badger
Broc Nollaig, new for Christmas 2019, creating a new tradition of a Christmas Badger. These little fellows join the Christmas hedgehog and look great hanging from a tree or from a car mirror. They are light and easy to post and very soft as they are stuffed with lamb fleece. Some have Santa hats and some are glittery but all are very cute