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Crios Cords: traditional Irish woven belts

By Alva Mac Gowan I was fortunate enough to have been raised by parents who had a huge appreciation for…

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The throne of the quiet man: the Súgán chair

by Alva Mac Gowan. This chair has a story to tell. Its tightly twisted seat is made from straw woven…

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A Viking Midsummer’s Night

Alva Mac Gowan tells how she spent an enjoyable midsummer’s night in a very unusual location. This year, after a…