Archive for the ‘Crochet’ Category

Kits to make fine crochet jewellery with Swarovski pearls !

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

 

 

For the first time ever, we are stocking crochet jewellery designs for you to make – a selection of earrings, cuffs and neck-pieces in pure mercerised cotton and Swarovski pearls.  The beautifully packaged kits contains mercerised cotton, Swarovski pearls, crochet hook and pattern – everything you need to make these beautiful pieces.  There is online help and a stitch guide to help you if required!  Ideal to make for yourself or as gifts.

Workshops & Events @ The Constant Knitter

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Crewel Embroidery Workshop :  Sat 18 July, 11-5pm

With Renata Tesu, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court.  Crewel work is surface embroidery with 2ply wool.  The aim of the workshop is, working from a kit, to learn from 5-8 stitches and be able to finish your project at home.

Crewel Embroidery workshop

Crewel Embroidery workshop

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers :  Sun 19 July, 2-5pm
IGWSD meet
IGWSD meet

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop on Saturday 19 July next in the afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning or weaving.

Contact: hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 25 July, 2-6pm
Machine knitting
machine knitting

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

Contact : Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Clones Lace

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

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

 

Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Max 5 students per class.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

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

 

Upcoming Classes and Events

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Shuttle Tatting Workshop : Sat 27 June, 2-6pm

Shuttle tatting workshop

Shuttle tatting

Join Gosia of Little Black Lace for our first ever tatting workshop!  Everybody leaves with something (a bracelet or a pair of earrings!)

Cost is e50 (includes all materials)

Contact : Gosia at info@littleblacklace.com or myself at info@theconstantknitter.ie or 087 996 7197

 

Creative Embroidery Workshop: Sat 4 July, 10-1pm

Embroidery workshop

Embroidery workshop

Beginner hands-on workshop exploring the creative techniques of hand embroidery using traditional basic stitches with a contemporary approach.

Contact:  mariakarintapper@gmail.com or myself

 

Sewing Workshop: Sat 4 July, 2-6pm

Sewing workshop with Maria Tapper

Sewing Workshop

Suitable for beginners and improvers who want to further their skills

Contact:  mariakarintapper@gmail.com or myself

 

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers :  Sun 19 July, 2-5pm

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop next Saturday afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning or weaving.

Contact: hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

Crewel Work Workshop :  Sat 18 July, 11-5pm

With Renata Tesu, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court.  Crewel work is surface embroidery with 2ply wool.  The aim of the workshop is, working from a kit, to learn from 5-8 stitches and be able to finish your project at home.

Crewel work workshop

Crewel work workshop

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 25 July, 2-6pm

Machine knitting

machine knitting

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

Contact : Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

 

 

Clones Lace workshop

Clones Lace

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

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

 

Sewing Course every Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30pm) and Wednesday evenings (6.30-8.30pm)

sewing class

sewing class

This course is a 4-week course.  Max 6 students per class.  Sewing machines provided or bring your own.

Contact Dee at dee@deeharte.com or on 087 652 8448

 

Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Max 5 students per class.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

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

 

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Blooming Bunting at The Constant Knitter

Blooming Bunting at The Constant Knitter

The Hanging Gardens of Dublin :  Wed 20 May, 2-5pm

Starting the week, we will have Ashleigh of Blooming Bunting here as part of a creative green community project.  Blooming Bunting want to transform a dreary lane beside Dublin Castle into a dazzling, bunting-filled, imaginative hanging garden.  They need lengths of bunting (approx. 3m or more long).  You can help by joining Ashleigh and Dee Harte, textile designer and sewing tutor here at The Constant Knitter, to make miles of bunting for this community project!  This project forms part of BloomFringe 2015.  Promises to be a fun filled afternoon and you might even learn some basic sewing!  You don’t have to be an experienced sewer to help – just come along!

For more information please go to the Blooming Bunting website!

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 23 May, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Clones Lace workshop


Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

For more information, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers :  Sun 24 May, 2-5pm

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop next Saturday afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning or weaving.  For further details, contact hello@weavespindye.ie.

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 13 June, 2-6pm

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

For further information, contact Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself.

Shuttle Tatting Workshop : Sat 27 June, 2-6pm

Join Gosia of Little Black Lace for our first ever tatting workshop!  Everybody leaves with something (a bracelet or a pair of earrings!)

Cost is e50 (includes all materials)

For further information, contact Gosia at info@littleblacklace.com or myself at info@theconstantknitter.ie or 087 996 7197

Sewing Course every Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30pm) and Wednesday evenings (6.30-8.30pm)

This course is a 4-week course.  Max 6 students per class.  Sewing machines provided or bring your own.

For more information, contact Dee at dee@deeharte.com or on 087 652 8448

Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Max 5 students per class.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

For further information contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

Clones Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor – Sat 23 May

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Clones Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor

Clones Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor

At this workshop with the renowned Maire Treanor (author of Clones Lace, The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet), you will learn the basics and will leave with a beautiful necklace!

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

Date:          Saturday, 23 May from 11 – 5pm

Cost:           e50 for the day

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

Great stocking fillers!

Friday, 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

 

Tatting & Irish Crochet

Saturday, 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.

 

 

 

 

All the Neons……

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Neon colours

Neon colours

neon colours

neon colours

In the picture is Glow Worm which contains glass fibre, a reflective material which is ideal for kids clothes. There are some hat patterns specially for this yarn.  It looks quite spooky in the stock room!

You will easily get a hat from 1 ball (100g) on big 7-8mm needles.

Also pictured above is Sock Stop which you can put on the soles of your socks or slippers - great stuff for stopping you sliding all over the place.  Each bottle should do a few pairs.

Also just arrived some new crochet hooks with easy grip neon coloured handles.

Finally, some neon coloured cases for crochet hooks and other notions.

New Arrivals for Crochet Lovers

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014


Rico Essentials Crochet in beautiful colourways tones

for Crochet lovers…

In 1 ball : 50g/ 260 m, 100% Cotton mercerized

Size : 1.75 – 2  …   Only 2.50 euro

...published by Jana

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Classes at The Constant Knitter

Classes at The Constant Knitter

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com)

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com)

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Saturday, 30th Aug 10.00 – 1.00pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 30th Aug 2.00 – 6.00pm:  sewing with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Sunday, 31 Aug 1.00 – 5.00pm:  intermediate embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

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