Opening Hours for Easter

April 18th, 2014

Open today till 6pm.

Tomorrow (Sat) open from 10.30 to 5pm

Closed Sunday 21 April and Monday 22 April

Happy Easter everyone!

Lazadas Blocking Wires

April 18th, 2014
Lazadas Blocking Wires

Lazadas Blocking Wires

Just arrived today and they are fabulous!

The Lazadas blocking wires are used for shaping and setting knitting or crocheted projects.  Blocking your finished garments gives them a really professional finish and will help to smooth and uncurl edges, open lace work and shape the pieces to the exact measurement you want.

These wires are super elastic – they can be bent but will snap back to their original shape after use.

They are the most versatile blocking wires and can be used for straight, circular, half moon and even scalloped shapes. They can also be used for blocking fine lace to chunky yarn and they will not leave rust marks on your garment.

The packaging is the best I have seen – the little bag measures only 6″ x 9.5″ and has a gusset so it can stand up or fold up flat and takes up hardly any space.

So far, they have been vary favourably reviewed!

They come in 4 different sizes and cost from e24.99.

 

 

Irish Crochet Lace workshop – Sat 26 April

April 17th, 2014
Clones Lace Workshop

Clones Lace Workshop

 

Join leading expert in Irish Crochet / Clones Lace for her next workshop on Saturday, 26th April.

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

When:     Saturday, 26 April from 11am to 5pm

Cost:        e50 for the day

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

 

Some new Summer Yarns

April 10th, 2014
Katia Lino

Katia Lino

Lots of Katia yarns arrived today including some new ones, such as Big Ribbon and Lino 100%. Also, some new colours for existing Spring / Summer yarns such as Cotton Cord, Jaipur and Linen.

Sewing workshop – 3 May

April 10th, 2014
Sewing Workshop 3 MAY 2014

Sewing Workshop 3 MAY 2014

Join Maria Tapper for another wonderful sewing workshop which caters for beginners and those who want to further their skills.

Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

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

When:  Sat, 3 May from 2 to 6pm

Cost: e55 (includes light lunch)

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

Patchwork quilting course from Tue 5 May

April 9th, 2014
Patchwork quilting course

Patchwork quilting course

Maria Tapper is back with this patchwork quilting course over 5 Tuesday evenings, commencing 6th May until 17th June.

Contact:  Maria Tapper on 087 769 0873

Embroidery workshop – Sat 3 May

April 8th, 2014
Embroidery workshop with Maria Tapper

Embroidery workshop with Maria Tapper

Join Maria for another beginner hands-on embroidery workshop!

Where:  The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 2

Date:      Sat 3 May, 10.30 to 1.30pm

Cost:      e35 – includes all materials

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

 

Classes for April and May

April 6th, 2014

Classes for the coming week, and after

The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Classes for the coming week, and after

Every Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Every Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Every Thursday 6.30-8.30pm – knit and crochet class

Saturday, 26 April 11 – 5pm – Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with the renowned Maire Treanor

Coming up in May – Quilting course on Tuesday evenings and an embroidery and sewing workshop on Sat 4th May.  For details contact Maria at karinmariatapper@gmail.com

For all other classes, contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197

Dress a Girl Around the World charity event Sun 27 April

April 4th, 2014
Dress a Girl Around the World

Dress a Girl Around the World

If you feel that every girl should at least own one pretty dress, then please join us at The Constant Knitter on Sunday the 27th of April, 14:00-18:00, for what we are hoping its going to turn into a sewing frenzy! We are asking you to turn a pretty pillowcase into a simple dress for a little girl living in poverty in the developing world. We are also going to make shorts for the boys out of t-shirts. You don’t have to be able to sew – if you can cut or iron that would be very helpful too.

If you would like to take part at this event please send us an email so that we know how many people to expect. You are very welcome to bring family and friends too….

Sewing machines will be supplied – all you have to bring is a pillow case or similar amount of fabric, threads, some elastic, maybe some trims to make the dresses even more special. We would love you to join us….there will also be tea and cakes!!

Follow link for more information http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.co.uk/p/pillowcase-dress-i…

Quilting class (evening) starting Tue 6th May

April 3rd, 2014

Maria Tapper will be starting another quilting class on 5 Tuesday evenings from 6 May to 17 June.

Details to follow shortly.