Hi everyone. Welcome to the next stop on my Meet the Makers roadtrip. After a wonderful visit with Rosaleen at Crann Knits, it was to the time to head south to Donegals’ Rosguill Peninsula to meet William Mc Nutt at their mill overlooking the magnificent Downings Beach.
Mc Nutt of Donegal
The mill was established by William’s father in 1950 with just two looms in the original weaving shed which now houses their beautiful shop and visitor experience. For 70 years they have been producing some of the worlds finest quality weaves with luxurious woolen yarns, continuing an age-old Irish craft tradition. Their range is simply stunning. Time to introduce you to William and the story behind Mc Nutt of Donegal.
Mc Nutt. Lulu’s Top Picks
1. Luxury Cashmere Lambswool Throw
When it comes to our Mc Nutt collection, we have an embarrassment of riches! My first pick is this stunning throw crafted from a luxuriously soft lambswoo//cashmere yarn. Choose steel gray with a hint of orange or silver with a touch of muted raspberry.
2. Herringbone Lambswool Scarf
Next up we have the perfect Irish gift this festive season. Everyone loves a cozy scarf to complete their winter look and this one ticks all the boxes. Crafted from beautifully soft and easy to wear merino lambswool, the design is classic herringbone and it comes in 5 gorgeous colors. Beautifully presented in a crafted gift box.
3. Nutt Merino Cashmere Wrap
Another gorgeous gift for her with the unmistakable softness of luxurious cashmere. The color palette is soft and muted, taking inspiration from the land and seascapes of this very special part of Ireland. Beautifully gift boxed for the gifting season and available in 5 stunning shades.
4. Flamingo Pink Baby Blanket
If you’re looking for the perfect Irish baby gift for a new arrival then you won’t go far wrong with this gorgeous Mc Nutt baby blanket. Comes beautifully presented in a “My First Baby Blanket” gift box.
5. Spruce Herringbone Blanket
This beautiful blanket comes from the Mc Nutt Heritage Collection which again takes inspiration from the shades and hues of the surrounding Donegal landscape. The classic herringbone design in soft spruce green has been woven using age old traditional methods from pure wool.
6. Amalfi Blue Irish Linen Napkins
My final pick comes from our brand new Winter Collection. Elevate your dining experience with these beautiful Mc Nutt napkins. Crafted from sustainable 100% Irish linen.
At the end of the Donegal leg of my roadtrip, I stopped off at one of Donegals many beautiful beaches for a stroll before getting behind the wheel again. Enjoy the view!
See you next time as I make my way to Westport in County Mayo for a trip to the makers at Aran Woolen Mills.
Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!