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Cat Bordhi and other exciting events and workshops!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Here are some great free events and workshops coming up soon.

1.    First up is the Eastern Regional Guild Meeting of the IGWSD on Sunday, 15 May from 2-4.30pm.  This is a free event and will give you the chance to see and try spinning and weaving.  Parking is free on Francis Street on Sundays.

3.  Leading Clones Lace expert Maire Treanor is back on Saturday, 28 May from 11am to 5pm for another workshop.  You can also purchase a signed copy of her book Clones Lace, The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet.






Clones Burano mask


And now for 2 very exciting (and free!) events:

4.  Cat Bordhi, of moebius cast on fame,who is bringing a group to Ireland in May, will be spending a day in Dublin on Monday, 9th May.  The Group will be having a trunk show with Kieran Foley and afterwards, at about 5.30 you are all welcome to join us for a very very late afternoon tea and some knitting with Cat and her group who have expressed an interest in meeting some local knitters.

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St


5.  Then on World Wide Knit in Public Day, Saturday, 18th of June, Diane of the Dublin Knit Collective is organising a day of knitting, crochet, tea-drinking and cake-eating.  There will also be lots of prizes!  This takes place here from 11am to 3pm.  This is a free event and you are all welcome.

World Wide Knit in Public Day







Lots more treats in July!



Cat food for Cats Aid

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

If you have cat food that your cats won’t eat (opened and unopened dry food or unopened wet food), Cats Aid here in Dublin would love it!  You can leave it here at 88 Francis Street.

This food will go to foster  and feral cats and cats with families in financial difficulty.



Thursday, June 12th, 2014
The Constant Knitter shutter

The Constant Knitter shutter

The artist, Conor Aiken, told me my shutter needs to be working for me while I’m sleeping so I told him to go ahead!!  He was a graffiti artist in a previous life and in his current life, as poacher turned gamekeeper, he hopes that this will keep the other “graffiti artists” at bay …………….


Opening Times – 2014

Friday, January 10th, 2014
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Please note that from now on, The Constant Knitter will be closed all day Monday.  It will be open from 2-5pm on Sundays as usual.   Full details of opening times are set out below:

Opening Hours for 2014 :

Monday             CLOSED

Tue & Wed       10.30 – 6.00 pm

Thursday          10.30 – 8.00 pm

Fri  &  Sat          10.30 – 6.00 pm

Sunday               2.00 – 5.00 pm

087 996 7197


Holiday Opening

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Monday, 23 Dec :  12 – 6pm

Tuesday, 24 – Saturday 28 December :  CLOSED

Sunday, 29 December :  2 – 5pm

Monday, 30 December : Stocktake

Tuesday, 31  :  11 – 5pm

Wednesday, 1 January :  CLOSED

Mince Pies @ Oxfam Home, Francis St today 1pm

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Mince pies and wine will be served today at Oxfam Home on Francis Street from 1 – 5pm – all welcome!

For the knitter who has everything else………

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
HiyaHiya straight interchangeable needles

HiyaHiya straight interchangeable needles

Interchangeable needles are traditionally circular needles which can be combined with various lengths of cables and sizes of tips to cover your every need. The innovative addition of HiyaHiya’s new straight interchangeable needle shaft (an industry first!) is compatible with the entire interchangeable range, and offers knitters the ability to swap between circular and straight knitting – delivering the ultimate flexible knitting system.

Quality, lightweight stainless steel shaft with Panda Li stopper end.  The shaft length is adjustable from 8” to 10”, with the 5” tips.  These interchangeable straight sets are compatible with all HiyaHiya interchangeable products.
They are sold as a pair, inclusive of stopper ends. Tips are sold separately.
Available in small (to fit tip sizes 2.75mm-5.00mm) and large (to fit tip sizes 5.50mm-10.00mm).  We offer a full range of sets, tips and cables.


Holidays – Closed from Mon 12 Aug to Wed 21 Aug :)

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The shop will be closed for 10 days from Monday 12th August to Wednesday 21st August while I go on holiday…..

HiyaHiya Knitting Needles

Friday, June 21st, 2013

HiyaHiya knitting needles

HiyaHiya knitting needles

I finally got around to putting all the HiyaHiya knitting needles (circulars, tips + cables, DPNs etc) on my website.  Apologies for the delay!

From Fleece to Yarn Workshop – SLIGO

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Fleece to Yarn

Fleece to Yarn

Following the success of her last workshop Mary Cooper wants to announce another weekend of wool related fun.  Covering the basics of all aspects of taking the raw fleece to a finished yarn, including washing, preparing, hand dying (natural, food and artificial dyes) & spinning with a drop spindle and introduction the the spinning wheel. Bring any fleece or equipment you might have.  Suitable for all levels from beginner.  Please bring apron and old clothes.

Max of 6 per course

€150- includes workshop, supplies, tea/coffee breaks, lunches

Enquiries to Mary-
Bookings to Markree Castle-