Craft

Elaine with one of her hand felted hats
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: Designs
Celtic and Pre-Celtic designs

Buy Local Craft

At Turnip house you will meet Elaine and John, the makers. You are welcome to see the making process, buy from our range of goods in stock, or commission a special purchase.

felt purse
felt purse

sweaters
some of our hand loomed sweaters

pixie boots
pixie boots for tiny feet - made from knitted felt

felt hat
knitted felt hat - warm, fashionable, waterproof!

Triquetra' sweater in Denim
'Triquetra' sweater in Denim

felt brooch
felt brooch