How to properly store an aran sweater

In between use of your wool sweaters or cardigans it is important that you store your garment correctly so it will increase longevity. Wool garments can be a great investment if cared for properly. Wool fibers are a natural super material, they don’t wrinkle or sag like other fabrics, they are environmentally- friendly, flame resistant, and have an amazing ability to repel water away from the skin which keeps you warm in winter and cool in the summer. Wool fibers can be bent in excess of 25,000 times without breaking or causing damage. Tip #1: Choose to fold, not hang
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The Claddagh Origin and a Good Luck Gift.

Irish heritage and culture is rich with history, tradition, and folklore. The reverence for their roots is what has created and spread a distinguishable Irish spirit. The Claddagh ring, which originated about 300 years ago, is only one example of how their present is based on their past.             The Claddagh ring , also known as a “friendship ring” or “faith ring” is an Irish birthstone or wedding ring. Its unique design features a crown atop two hands holding a birthstone heart symbolizing, “The hands are for friendship the heart is for love and the crown is for loyalty held high above.”             There are
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Traditional Dress of Ireland in the 1800’s

The traditional dress of Ireland during the early days was inspired by the Gaelic and Norse costumes. It consisted of check trews for men worn with a fringed cloak or mantle, or a short tunic for both men and women worn with a fringed cloak. Although the people of Ireland do not strictly wear their traditional costume, yet it has retained its importance through folk music and folk dance. The traditional style of Irish dressing was prohibited in the 16th century AD under sumptuary laws passed to suppress the distinctive Irish dress as the Irish were reluctance to become part
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Who were the Scot Irish?

The term Scots-Irish is an American term it was given to protestant Presbyterian, Lowland Scots. In native Ireland and England these people were called the Ulster Scots. These people came about in the early 17th Century when James 1st became King of England. One of his main priorities was to civilize what he thought were uncontrollable, autonomous Irish who were Catholic. His plan was to begin an extensive colonization plan where he would move English Protestants, Presbyterian Scots, and even some French and German Protestants into Ireland during the 1600’s. When this started James 1st focused on the Ulster region
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An Irish Immigrants American Dream

I was 19 years old and sitting in a bar with all my friends, but suddenly I felt all alone… I was moving to America tomorrow. All that was going through my mind was why, but I knew I needed to escape Ireland.The small time country life of Ireland had gotten to me. I felt like I was suffocating inside. I needed to get out, and quickly at that. This was my chance. I arrived in the U.S. on a three-month visa waiver, with no job and $450 spending money in my pocket. It was either sink or swim. Everyone in
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Aran Sweater in Duel Survival TV Show

What better way to show off your quality wool knitwear than to get a piece shown on a major tv show. Dual Survival. a show on the Discovery Channel,  shows survival expert Cody Lundin wearing one of our blackberry & cable knit aran sweaters. We sell many sweaters as movie props but have yet to notice any in films. 100% wool sweaters have many great properties and wool itself is considered one of nature’s super materials. Wool has the ability to shed water/sweat away from the skin which keeps your warm in the winter but also oddly cool in the
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History of Pewter

A Summary of the Nature and History of Pewter Pewter is a blend of metals made up primarily of tin with the remainder being copper, alimony, bismuth, and lead in various amounts. This blend of metals is called an alloy and the percentage of tin in pewter alloy is typically 90% or greater in modern pewter, although it can be as little as 51%. The alloy nature of pewter allows it to readily be crafted into countless items, from jewelry and decorative figurines to dinnerware, statues, collectibles, and many other things. The metals that comprise pewter are not ideal to
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Ireland Research – Idetification, geography, history, food, economy

Identification. The Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann in Irish, although commonly referred to as Éire, or Ireland) occupies five-sixths of the island of Ireland, the second largest island of the British Isles. Irish is the common term of reference for the country’s citizens, its national culture, and its national language. While Irish national culture is relatively homogeneous when compared to multinational and multicultural states elsewhere, Irish people recognize both some minor and some significant cultural distinctions that are internal to the country and to the island. In 1922 Ireland, which until then had been part of the United Kingdom of
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Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland

Irish (Gaeilge) Irish is a Celtic language spoken in mainly Ireland (Éire). There are also Irish speakers in the UK (Ríocht Aontaithe), the USA (Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá), Canada (Ceanada) and Australia (an Astráil). According to the 1996 census, 1.43 million people in Ireland claim to have some knowledge of Irish, 353,000 of whom speak it regularly. The main concentrations of Irish speakers are in the Gaeltachtaí, which are scattered mainly along the west coast of Ireland and have a total population of 82,715, 76.3% of whom speak Irish. Names of the language Irish is known as Irish, Gaelic or Irish Gaelic
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