IRISH ARAN

History, Tradition, Fashion

By
Vawn Corrigan
Irish Aran

The significance of the Aran knit is so much more than an unusually popular design. Arans communicate warmth, comfort and a sense of home, which people the world over continue to respond to. Vawn Corrigan explores how the Aran knit became so iconic.

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Hardback:
168 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781788490207

Also available as an Electronic Book (ePub)

ISBN:
9781788491099

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.

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 Review, Irish Antiques Journal, Ireland 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.

worth picking up … a fascinating read

RTE Guide

fabulous book

RTE TV's Today Show
Daithi

a gorgeous book and a must for anyone interested in Irish fashion

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