September 20th, 2014
Blue Faced Leicester
Blue Faced Leicester Tops
This Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) has just arrived!
Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) is an exceptionally adaptable wool, being suitable for garments that need to be both soft and hardwearing. The West Yorkshire Spinners undyed BFL (Aran and DK) comes in ecru, brown and light brown. It is beautifully soft, especially in the ecru, and is wonderfully lustrous.
WYS has teamed up with top designer Jenny Watson to create some stunning designs for this yarn in both Aran and DK thickness. We have these patterns in stock here.
The combination of the soft and luxurious yarn with Jenny’s innovative designs will ultimately evolve into some fantastic garments.
September 19th, 2014
Maria Tapper Courses
Maria’s Autumn workshops include sewing, creative embroidery, quilting, block printing and then embellishing your print with embroidery and finally some Christmas decoration workshops using hand stitching, embroidery and simple machine stitching. Most of these include either lunch or materials!
Contact Maria on 087 769 0873 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 19th, 2014
Want to learn a new craft or brush up on an old one?
Maria Tapper will be back here in the studio over the shop for another sewing workshop.
For details please contact Maria on email@example.com or 087 769 0873
September 18th, 2014
This promises to be an excellent 3-hour hands-on embroidery workshop as usual with Maria Tapper. The workshop will take place in our beautiful studio space over the shop.
For more information or to book please contact Maria Tapper on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 769 0873
September 12th, 2014
The Constant Knitter
We have some really exciting and new classes and workshops coming up in the next few weeks. They all take place in the beautiful studio over the shop:
Regular Weekly Classes
Tuesday mornings 11.00 – 1.00pm: knitting with Maria McGann (email@example.com or 086 222 7884)
Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00p,: crochet with Maria McGann (firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 222 7884)
Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm: sewing with Dee Harte (email@example.com or 087 652 8448)
Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm: sewing with Dee Harte (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 652 8448)
Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm: knit and crochet class
Saturday 25 October 11.00 to 6.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with the renowned Maire Treanor
Saturday 8 November: sewing and embroidery with Maria Tapper (email@example.com or 087 769 0873)
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November: patchwork quilt weekend with Maria Tapper (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 769 0873)
Saturday 22 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper (email@example.com or 087 769 0873)
Saturday 29 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 769 0873)
Saturday 6 December: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (email@example.com or 087 769 0873)
Saturday 13 December: sewing and embroidery with Maria Tapper (firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 769 0873)
Contact Rosemary at email@example.com or on 087 996 7197
September 11th, 2014
If you have cat food that your cats won’t eat (opened and unopened dry food or unopened wet food), Cats Aid here in Dublin would love it! You can leave it here at 88 Francis Street.
This food will go to foster and feral cats and cats with families in financial difficulty.
September 9th, 2014
Lazy Ribbed Cardi
This was a very easy and quick knit using just one ball (150g) of Schoppel Woolle Admiral Starke 6. I even had enough to do the i-cord buttons but I love yellow and cream together and did the i-cord buttons in 4-ply. I now think I should have used the same yarn as the cardi or even a DK.
August 25th, 2014
These very realistic fake fur pompoms just arrived. They look wonderfully dressy on a hat!
August 21st, 2014
Donegal Tweed Hat, based on a pattern, Coney Hat, by Vyvyan Neel, using Donegal Tweed yarn. Thanks to Mary T, who made the hat and lent it to me for few days.
Donegal Tweed Hat
August 21st, 2014
I really enjoyed making this scarf with 1 skein each of Artesano Alpaca Silk 4ply in the Celadon and Robin’s Egg colourways. The wedges are created using short rows.