Schoppel Cashmere Queen

January 25th, 2015
Cashmere Queen

Cashmere Queen

Lots of this was bought even while we were unpacking it!

These are the strangest looking balls of yarn ever.  Schoppel Cashmere Queen is made up of a blend of cashmere, silk, and wool combined in a single ply yarn with no twist.  This is due to Schoppel Wolle having a patented technique that just slightly fulls or felts the yarn, creating a single ply, made up of the blended fibres, that resists the normal pilling associated with it.  It also enhances stitch definition.

It blooms when you knit it.  Then when you wash it, it blooms even more making the halo more pronounced.

It comes in some very beautiful colours and, with a very generous 140m in a 50g ball, there is plenty for a super soft hat or pair of mittens.

 

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers

January 24th, 2015
Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Delighted to welcome the Eastern Region of the Guild to spend the afternoon of Sunday 22 February spinning or weaving in our studio.  All welcome and it’s free to attend!

Back My Stitch Up Class

January 22nd, 2015

Sewing Class

Sewing Class

Expert tuition from Back My Stitch Up in commercial pattern reading, pattern drafting, upcycling your wardrobe and alterations.

Four week course and small classes.

Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

Dee graduated from The National College of Art and Design in 2008 with an honors degree in Textile Design. She also holds a Diploma in Fashion from the Limerick School of Art and Design.

e50 deposit to secure your place.

For information or booking, email dee@deeharte.com or call 087 652 8448

 

 

Upcoming Classes

January 15th, 2015
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Upcoming workshops and classes.  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:  knitting class

Workshops

Saturday 28 February 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

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

 

 

Colour & Tone Guide

December 19th, 2014
Colour-Wheel-and-Tone-Guide

Colour-Wheel-and-Tone-Guide

 

I’m told by an artist friend that this one is the best on the market.
Choose your colours with confidence!
Simply place your colour wheel on the fabric or swatch of colour you want to match with so it shows through the window.  Pick the shade which is closest to your swatch.  Point the indicator to choose your combination and pick the colours with the same shade letter.
The Tonal Estimator, which comes with the Colour Wheel, will help you evaluate the tones of your chosen fabrics or yarns.

 

Great stocking fillers!

December 19th, 2014
Stocking fillers

Stocking fillers

stocking fillers for knitters

stocking fillers for knitters

Great stocking fillers for knitters, sewers, embroiderers………..  Open till 8.30 this evening

 

Blocking Wires – great stocking filler

December 18th, 2014
Lazadas blocking wires

Lazadas blocking wires

Lazadas blocking wires

Lazadas blocking wires

A great stocking filler, the packaging on these Lazadas blocking wires is even smaller than before – now really tiny at only 6″ x 7″ – you could almost use the package as a bookmark!!  The wires are super flexible and can be bent and shaped any way and they will straighten out afterwards.  The set contains 35″ and 70″ blocking wires and nickle-plated T-pins.

Upcoming classes & meetings

December 10th, 2014
Classes and workshops

Classes and workshops

 

Upcoming workshops and classes.  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 13 December 10.00-1.00pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 13 December 2.00-4.00pm:  sewing with Maria Tapper.  Includes a light lunch. (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Sunday, 14 December 2.00-5.00pm:  Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers – Eastern Region Guild meeting

Saturday 28 February 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with Maire Treanor

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

 

Christmas Decorations Workshop – Sat 6 Dec

December 3rd, 2014
Christmas Decorations Workshop

Christmas Decorations Workshop

Don’t buy Christmas decorations – make your own using the techniques of embroidery, hand sewing and simple machine sewing!

Venue:   The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

Cost:  e40 – includes all materials

Contact:  mariakarintapper@gmail.com / 087 769 0873

 

 

 

Tatting & Irish Crochet

November 22nd, 2014
Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lots of Lizbeth threads (size 20) in a vast array of colours just arrived.  This thread is ideal for Irish Crochet and tatting.

We also have a few different types of tatting shuttles.