Rico Glow Worm

October 11th, 2014
Rico Glow Worm reflective knitting yarn

Glow Worm

Speaking of neon, (Sock Stop post) we got some Rico Glow Work in this week!  This contains a reflective material and would be ideal for kids clothes.  There are some hat patterns specially for this.  It looks quite spooky in the stock room!

You will easily get a hat from 100g on big 7-8mm needles.

Life in the Long Grass Handdyed Yarns

October 10th, 2014
Life in the Long Grass

Life in the Long Grass

Life in the Long Grass handdyed yarns

Life in the Long Grass hand dyed yarns


Days like this I love my job.  My job today was to open the box and unwrap the above skeins of hand dyed yarn from Life in the Long Grass, an artisan yarn dying studio in Co Cork.

And to add to the drama, Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights came on the radio just as I was unpacking the Heathcliff colourway!



Sock Stop in Neon colours

October 7th, 2014
Sock Stop

Sock Stop

Arrived in today, Neon Sock Stop.  This is great stuff for stopping you sliding all over the place.  You add it to the bottom of hand knit or crochet socks and slippers.  Each bottle should do a few pairs.

Speaking of neon, we got some Rico Glow Work in today!  This contains a reflective material and would be ideal for kids clothes.  There are some hat patterns specially for this.  More tomorrow.

Love Wool by Katia

October 1st, 2014
Katia Love Wool

Katia Love Wool

This brand new offering from Katia is really stunning!   85% Virgin Wool, 15% Super-Fine Alpaca with approx 50m / 55 yards per 100g.  It knits to 1.75 sts per inch on a 12mm needle.  The colours are really vibrant and 1 ball will easily make a (very quick!) hat



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


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.