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Presidency Scarves


Irish award-winning knitwear company Áine knitwear, based in Co Clare, won the tender to design and produce scarves for the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Designer Anne Behan McConnell hired an extra member of staff for the project and, with a team of 3 local women, designed and produced 8,000 scarves in six weeks. The scarves, made from lambswool, are teal with a green finish at each end. Anne Behan McConnell based her design on Irish high crosses and used traditional Irish moss stitch to hand finish each scarf.

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