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Creating Crafty Knitwear at St Mel’s College

Joshua, Joseph, Brian, Oisin, Stephen, Ciaran and Kevin working on the hats for 'Crafty Knitwear'.

Joshua, Joseph, Brian, Oisin, Stephen, Ciaran and Kevin working on the hats for 'Crafty Knitwear'.

Seven Transition Year students in St Mel’s college are taking a hands on approach to their enterprise project.

Oisin Mac An Bheatha, Joseph Farrell, Stephen Farrell, Ciaran Earley, Brian Sweeney, Kevin Maloney and Joshua Elliott form ‘Crafty Knitwear’, a company which sells stylish handmade hats.

From local GAA club colours, to characters from hit film ‘Despicable Me’, the hats have proven very popular throughout Longford.

To improve their knitting, the boys attended meetings with ‘knitter Knatters’. The boys enjoy the experience, saying that the ‘knitter Knatters’ are a wonderful group of ladies who gave them lots of advice and tuition.

The group wish to thank Benny O’Brien, Bank of Ireland, for the opportunity to sell hats in the bank during enterprise week; Patricia Cox from ‘The Baldy Sheep’ for her support and advice; and Peter Dolan who gave the boys the chance to sell hats in Spirit Clothing and on the Spirit website, and also offered useful advice on business and running a company.

For your own Crafty Knitwear original, for just €9.95, contact St Mel’s College (043 3346469), visit Spirit Clothing, or the website www.craftyknitwear.moofruit.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CraftyKnitwear or www.twitter.com/CKnitwear.

 

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