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Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley in the same room at the same time!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

We had a great evening and Cat and her Group met with some local (also Belfast and Cork) knitters, all decked out in Cat Bordhi creations.  Lots of Cat Bordhi socks in evidence!

Here are some photographs,  only one or two of them mine!  Jim and Cat took the rest.

Can’t wait for their next visit May 2017.

 

Cat Bordhi & Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter

 

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

 

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Kieran Foley's work

 

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

 

Kieran Foley's work

 

Zanzibar by Kieran Foley

 

Cat having a chat

Cat having a chat

 

Kieran Foley sample

Kieran Foley sample

 

Kieran Foley stranded work

Kieran Foley stranded work

 

Stranded work

Stranded work

 

Photos from May 2016 photo stream

 

 

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!

 

 

Classes & workshops for the week

Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Workshops and classes at The Constant Knitter

Workshops and classes at The Constant Knitter

Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Thursday 6.30-8.30pm – knit and crochet class

Sunday 2-5pm  -  Knitting in Colour with Kieran Foley of knitlab

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

 

When Kieran met Maire

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Kieran Foley dropped in on Saturday morning to see Maire Treanor’s work and some of her made and collected samples.  You can read about it here on his knit/lab blog

 

 

Knitting in Colour with Kieran Foley

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
knitlab workshop at The Constant Knitter

knitlab workshop at The Constant Knitter

Born in Dublin, Kieran learned to knit as a child.  He studied textile Design at NCAD and then worked in London designing furnishing textiles, and in Milan designing textiles for clothing.  He has been designing knitting patterns since 2007, with an emphasis on colour and innovation.

This will be a relaxed workshop exploring various ways of introducing colour to your knitting projects, including stranded knitting, intarsia, lace knitting, and beading.

It includes a presentation of swatches combining different techniques, and a knitting session for you to experiment with techniques and colours.

Charts are provided for a choice of swatches of varying complexity.

The emphasis of the workshop is on swatching and experimentation. Once you get familiar with the techniques the charts can be used to make larger projects.

Some experience of colour knitting and reading a chart will be useful!

You will need needles and yarn in your choice of colours.

Venue:              The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8
Date & Time:   Sunday, 28th March from 2 to 5pm
Cost:                  e30
Contact:           Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

Some Kieran Foley swatches

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Swatches from Kieran Foley of Knitlab

Kieran Foley swatches

Kieran Foley swatches

These are a few of Kieran’s swatches which he brought to his workshop last week.  The workmanship is perfection!

 

Kieran Foley (knit/lab) workshop, Sun 23 March

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

 

Kieran Foley knitlab Colour Workshop

Kieran Foley knitlab Colour Workshop

Kieran Foley of knit/lab will be giving another workshop at The Constant Knitter on Sunday, 23rd March next.  The February workshop is booked out.
This workshop will cover various ways for you to introduce colour to your knitting projects.
It will start with a presentation of swatches in a wide range of knitting techniques, including stranding, reverse stranding, intarsia, lace knitting, knitting in the round and beading.
Then will follow a brief exploration of colour inspiration, followed by a knitting session for you to try out some new techniques in your favourite colours.
Some experience of colour knitting from a chart will be useful!  Bring needles and yarn in your choice of colours.
Where:   The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8
When:    2 – 5pm, Sunday, 23 March
Cost:       e40
Book:       Rosemary on 087 996 7197, or
info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

Kieran Foley of knit/lab Workshop, Sun 23 Feb

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

 

Kieran Foley of knit/lab Colour Workshop

Kieran Foley of knit/lab Colour Workshop

Kieran Foley of knit/lab will be giving a workshop at The Constant Knitter on Sunday, 23rd February next.
This workshop will cover various ways for you to introduce colour to your knitting projects.
It will start with a presentation of swatches in a wide range of knitting techniques, including stranding, reverse stranding, intarsia, lace knitting, knitting in the round and beading.
Then will follow a brief exploration of colour inspiration, followed by a knitting session for you to try out some new techniques in your favourite colours.
Some experience of colour knitting from a chart will be useful!  Bring needles and yarn in your choice of colours.
Where:   The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8
When:    2 – 5pm, Sunday, 23 February
Cost:        Euro 35
Book:       Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie