Weekend Quilt Workshop 15/16 Nov

September 30th, 2014
Patchwork Quilt Workshop 15 and 16 November

Patchwork Quilt Workshop 15 and 16 November

Design and make your own patchwork quilt!

Maria is taking bookings for this weekend workshop.  Some basic sewing skills required.

Contact Maria on mariakarintapper@gmail.com or on 087 769 0873

Weekly Sewing Classes

September 29th, 2014
Weekly sewing class

Weekly sewing class

These weekly sewing classes with Dee Harte take place in the beautiful studio over the shop.  We have machines or you can bring your own.

Dee graduated from The National College of Art and Design with an honors degree in Textile Design.  She also holds a Diploma in Fashion from the Limerick School of Art and Design.

For more information contact Dee on dee@deeharte.com or on 087 652 8448

Rathmines Knitting Group

September 29th, 2014

According to the Dublin Knit Collective Blog,  the long-established Rathmines knitting group now meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm, for the forseeable future, at The Portabello Inn.

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop

September 25th, 2014
Irish Clones Lace workshop

Irish Clones Lace workshop

 

Funky Grandpa in Schoppel Wolle

September 23rd, 2014

 

Schoppel Wolle, "Funky Grandpa" pattern
Funky Grandpa by La Maison Rililie
made with Schoppel Wolle. For size S (8/10) We used :
2 balls of Schoppel Wolle Admiral (grey and black) and added
1 ball of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball for the colour effect.

Crazy Zauberball, Schoppel AdmiralSchoppel Wolle, Funky Grandpa

 

Schoppel Wolle, Funky Granda

For Medium size
(12 /14)
we recommend :
2 balls of Admiral (body) 
1 ball of Admiral (sleeves)
1 Zauberball (colorful stripes).

 

 

 

And of course we have lots of other Schoppel colourways :

 

Schoppel Wolle, Zauberball

in Zauberball, Crazy Zauberball, Zauberball 100 
or Admiral , Admiral Starke 6 and Lace Ball.

 

Just call in and choose one! :)

…published by Jana

Bluefaced Leicester Yarn & Tops

September 20th, 2014
Blue Faced Leicester Aran & DK yarn

Blue Faced Leicester

Blue Faced Leicester Tops

Blue Faced Leicester Tops

Bluefaced Leicester pattern

BFL

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.

 

Brand new Autumn workshops with Maria Tapper

September 19th, 2014
Maria Tapper Courses

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 mariakarintapper@gmail.com

Sewing workshop – 8th November

September 19th, 2014
Sewing workshop

Sewing workshop

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 mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873

 

 

Creative Embroidery Workshop

September 18th, 2014
Creative embroidery workshop

Creative Embroidery

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 mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873

 

Upcoming classes

September 12th, 2014

 

The Constant Knitter

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 (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00p,:  crochet with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Workshops

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 (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November:  patchwork quilt weekend with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 22 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 29 November:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 6 December:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 13 December: sewing and embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197