NEW Adriafil Top Ball

April 11th, 2015
Adriafil Top Ball

Adriafil Top Ball

New from Adriafil! Top Ball – 200g giving you 500m of DK yarn.

This very soft yarn consists of 55% Merino wool and 45% Acrylic. A really inexpensive but gorgeous yarn. Very affordable for blankets and afghans and other big garments. 11 colours so far but we’ll add lots more shortly.  Only e11.20 for 200g which is only e2.80 for 50g.

Drawing with Your Sewing Machine workshop

April 10th, 2015
Janet Clare workshop

Janet Clare workshop

Janet Clare, renowned quilter, embroiderer and fabric designer will be giving a workshop here next Tuesday, entitled Drawing with Your Sewing Machine.  We had a cancellation so 2 places have come up

You will need to bring your own sewing machine set up for free motion quilting (darning foot and feed dogs down).

Date & Time:  Tuesday, 14 April from 11am to 4pm

Course Fee:     Euro85 (includes lunch)

Contact:           louise.w.bell@gmail.com

Upcoming Classes & Events

March 19th, 2015

 

Upcoming workshops and classes which 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 – 4.00pm:  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 & Events

Sunday 22 March 2-5pm: Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners an Dyers

Saturday 28 March: Maria Tapper – Embroidery workshop from 10 to 1pm. (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday 28 March:  Maria Tapper – Sewing workshop.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 11 April 10-5pm:  Make a felted top with Niki Collier

Sunday, 12 April 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

Tuesday, 14 April 11-4pm:  Drawing With Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare (louise.w.bell@gmail.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Workshops & Classes for March-April

March 5th, 2015
Janet Clare

Janet Clare

 

Upcoming workshops and classes which 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 – 4.00pm:  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 & Events

Saturday 28 March 10-1pm:  Maria Tapper – Creative Embroidery.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday 28 March:  Maria Tapper – Sewing workshop.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Sunday, 12 April 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

Saturday, 11 April 10-5pm:  Make a felted top with Niki Collier

Tuesday, 14 April 11-4pm:  Drawing With Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare (louise.w.bell@gmail.com)

 

 

 

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

Janet Clare Workshop Tues 14 April

February 25th, 2015
Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare renowned,author,  quilter and applique artist, on her first workshop tour has agreed to facilitate a workshop, suitable for beginners,  at The Constant Knitter on Tuesday, 14th April, entitled Drawing With your Sewing Machine”

Venue:   The Constant `Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Date:     Tuesday, 14 April from 11 to 4pm

Cost:    Euro 85 (includes light lunch)

Contat:   Louise  at louise.w.bell@gmail.com

 

Sewing & Embroidery Workshops Sat 28 March

February 19th, 2015
Sewing Workshop March 2015

Sewing Workshop March 2015

Creative Embroidery March 2015

Creative Embroidery March 2015

For more details contact Maria Tapper on mariakarintapper@gmail.com !

Machine Knitting – finally!

February 8th, 2015
Machine knitting class

Machine knitting class

I have just attended my first class here at The Constant Knitter (except for a short Pinterest workshop with a friend a few months ago).

My aim was to learn how to cast on, knit and cast off which I did.  We also did another few bits and pieces so I could definitely get a scarf, stole or blanket done, using a few fancy stitches.  Lots of swatches to show for it.

About time too – I’ve had the machines for 15 years!!

The class was facilitated by Liadain Aiken of Liadain Aiken Knitwear.

 

 

February 5th, 2015
Back My Stitch Up

Back My Stitch Up

Upcoming workshops and classes which 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 – 4.00pm:  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 & Events

Sunday 22 February 2.00 to 5.00pm:  Eastern Region Guild Meeting of the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (hello@weavespindye.ie).

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

Weekend 28/9 March:  Maria Tapper – details to follow.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

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

 

Basket making

February 3rd, 2015
Basket by Kathleen McCormick

Basket by Kathleen McCormick

 

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

While Kathleen McCormick was teaching a basket-making workshop upstairs last Saturday, she made this one for me – I absolutely love it.  The colours are wonderful – they don’t really show up in the photograph – plum, russet and yellow-green.  Everybody went home with a beautiful basket!

 

Studio Donegal

February 3rd, 2015

 

Studio Donegal DWSC

Studio Donegal DWSC

Big delivery of Studio Donegal arrived today including some new colours in the DWSC range