Hi, welcome to String Revolution. I'm Léan, I live in Dublin with my husband and two little boys, and I am a dangerous stringy subversive.
My job is to radiate my creative truth, and to help you radiate yours. I create, without exception, every day. I write here when I have something to say.

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October and November Got Away

My review of October’s posts never got written, so this is for October and November. It’s been an intense couple of months, between bereavement and swine flu and the aftermath of our extension works. (Yes, still ongoing, thank you. Why, only this week I have been doing the familiar round of “Where in the […]

Fashion Statements

I’ve never been much of a one for slogans on my clothes.

That’s an understatement. Actually, I pretty consistently avoid wearing anything with words on it. I don’t object to other people doing so, you understand – although I do have a veritable phobia of designs that feature random, vapid phrases (T-shirts with “essential […]

Not Here

Last Thursday, as my husband’s uncle David was at work, a blood clot travelled to his heart and extinguished his life. He was 55. On Sunday, my mother’s cousin Helen lost her battle with cancer, at the age of 43.

So this week, I will not be blogging much. I will be be going to […]

Remember September?

Another month gone! I can’t believe it.

In fact, I don’t believe it. Here at String Revolution, I’m pretty sure it’s still Mayish. But since lots of people seem to be under the impression that 2009 is 75% over, I suppose we’ll be polite and row in behind that gentle fiction.

This here blog […]

Craft, Compulsion, Privilege, Pay

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that one of the reasons why I’m so excited about String Revolution is the prospect of developing some kind of income from it. The idea that I could do these crafts I’m so passionate about as part of my job is wildly appealing.

But this […]

August Update

At the end of July I posted a quick round-up of what I’d done on the blog so far. It struck me as a nice idea to do one every month, so here’s August’s.

August was … tricky. Listen. If anyone ever says to you, “I know! Why not extend your house while living […]

The Story So Far

It’s 31 July – the end of my first full month of blogging here – so tonight I’m writing a little round-up of what it’s been like. I may institute this as a regular thing. We’ll see.

Baker’s Dozen

I’ve written twelve posts so far; this is number thirteen.

Starting with a personal ad […]

The String Revolution

I want to give credit for this blog’s title to Elizabeth Wayland Barber, who wrote the utterly brilliant Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years – Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times.I’m not finished reading the book yet, but it continues to set off fireworks in my mind at the rate of about one every […]

Blog Seeks Readers

Attractive, intelligent young blog would love to meet hordes of enthusiastic readers for entertainment, mutual inspiration and more.

I am all about craft: knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking. Sometimes I’ll stray in other directions (e.g. gardening, cooking, carpentry), but rarely for long.

You might have been crafting all your life, or you might […]