Elaine with one of her hand felted hats
Formed in 1987 by Elaine and John McCombe, Turnip House is a craft business based in the Mournes AONB. We make hand-loomed and hand-made knitwear and felt products.
Everything is made by Elaine and John in Our workshop. We sell direct to the public via their workshop, at craft fairs and online.
Turnip House products have sold around the world and won many accolades, including a Best New Product Award at Showcase Ireland and selection for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in the USA.
Elaine also delivers felt making courses, both in the workshop, and through Down Arts Centre.
Our work is rooted in quality, a sense of place, innovation and tradition, personal development and individuality.
We have long been fascinated with the design skills of the Celts and their predecessors, and make clasically styled sweaters with designs inspired by their work:
Celtic and Pre-Celtic designs