Archive for April, 2012

Some very very cute felt hats

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Some of the felt hats made today by some enthusiastic felters in Niki’s class yesterday

 

Gift Vouchers for The Constant Knitter

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Downstairs at The Constant Knitter

Downstairs at The Constant Knitter

Need a gift for a crafty person?  How about a voucher for The Constant Knitter?

Sock yarn with some silk & cashmere – undyed

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Cashmere sock yarn

Cashmere sock yarn

Lots of you were asking me to get more of this beautifully buttery soft sock yarn, containing 10% cashmere, 20% silk and 70% baby alpaca – it’s finally in.  It is also wonderful in scarves, shawls etc.

Felting Fun again

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Felted flowers

Felted flowers

Felted flowers

Felted flowers

These beautiful flowers were made at Niki’s last felting workshop.  Get in touch if you want to make some too!

Sew-Irish sewing fun

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Fabric bags

Fabric bags

Another sewing machine

Another sewing machine

One of T's sewing machines
One of T’s sewing machines
T's corset

T's corset

Hard at work

Hard at work

Screen

Screen made by T

One of our many sewing machines

One of our many sewing machines

Maire Treanor coming to The Constant Knitter yarnshop

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Clones Burano mask crocheted by Maire Traenor

The Constant Knitter yarnshop is very excited to welcome Maire Treanor to do a workshop in Irish Crochet on Saturday, 26th May.  The workshop will take place upstairs at 88 Francis Street from 11am to 4pm and will include lunch!

To book your place, contact Rosemary on 087-996-7197, info@theconstantknitter.ie or drop in to the shop!

 

 

 

Classes at The Constant Knitter

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Crochet classes continuing on Thursdays from 6.30 to 8.30 – and

Wet felting classes on Friday morning 10.30 to 12.30 – make a beautiful flower which can be used on a hat or as a brooch

Felted Flowers

Felted Flowers

Sewing classes every Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 12.30 and in the evenings from 6.30 to 8.30pm
and again from 11 to 1 and from 1.30 to 3.30 on Saturdays

Finally, Maire Traenor will be giving an Irish Crochet workshop on Saturday 26th May next. This will take place from 11 am to 4 pm and a lovely lunch will be provided.

 

Clones Burano mask

Clones Burano mask

Please contact me to book any of these classes, on 087 996 7197

 

Nuno Felting

Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Nuno Felting

Nuno Felting

The gorgeous results from one of the Nuno Felting workshops on Friday mornings at The Constant Knitter yarn shop on Francis St, Dublin 8.  The workshops are given by Niki Collier of Niki Collier Design.

Nuno Felting is the technique of layering very small amounts of wool onto a woven fabric, in this case, silk. Through the felting process, the wool fiber migrates through the fabric. As the normal shrinkage from the felting process takes place, the fabric is pulled, creating unique textures in the product. 

Lang Jawoll Superwash – new colours in

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Lang Jawoll Superwash

Lang Jawoll Superwash

Each skein of this beautiful yarn contains a spool of matching reinforcement yarn to carry along when knitting the toe & heel, the parts that get the most wear & tear.  Jawoll is very soft and fine – it also knits and crochets beautifully into sweaters, gloves, hats, shawls, really any fingering-weight project. You need just 2 skeins for a large pair of men’s mid-length socks.

Lang Mille Colori

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Mille Colori

Mille Colori

New in – this is a beautiful aran weight wool/acrylic blend in rich jewel-like colours.