THERE’S a treat in store for Limerick fashion lovers this week. Caroline Mitchell Knitwear is hosting a pop up shop on December 9 and 10 in the library of the Strand Hotel.
The event, a must for warm winter woolie enthusiasts will see Caroline joined by scarf maker Hazel Greene and knitwear queen Linda Wilson for the two-day pop-up extravaganza.
Caroline Mitchell is known for her dressy knitwear focusing on dresses and occasion pieces, while Linda Wilson takes a different tack in her knitwear focusing more on a woollen look, while painter Hazel Greene uses her own work to inspire her hand-crafted silk scarves.
Speaking to The Ensemble, Caroline described what shoppers can look forward to at the event.
“Coming up to the end of the year, you’d always have samples, things you made for shows, things left over from ranges you did, and every year I usually do a pop up and invite the public out,” she explained.
Last year was the first year the trio of designers joined forces to put together a pop-up event and, following the success, decided to do the same again this year. Caroline herself has been in business around Limerick for 25 years, so this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some of her stunning pieces all made locally.
Reflecting on how she began making the unique knitwear pieces available, Caroline said: “Originally the machinery I would have had was quite basic so I needed something to make it look different and that’s where beading and crocheting came in to it.”
The pop-up shop takes place in the library of the Strand Hotel on December 9 and 10 between from 10am to 5pm.