Archive for May, 2012

Felted bracelets

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Felted bracelets

Felted bracelets

A felting student had promised to make 100 gifts for the 100 guests at a Civil Partnership function next month.  Only another 91 to go……….

Colour Theory / Application Workshops

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Colour Theory / Application Workshop

Colour Theory / Application Workshop

This comprises two 2-hour workshops taking place on Saturday, 7th July and Saturday 28th July.

Part 1, Basics of Colour Theory, will take place on Saturday, 7th July at 11am upstairs at The Constant Knitter.  This workshop will focus on the basics of modern colour theory and will cover the following subjects:

Primary and Secondary Colours;  The 12-hue Colour Wheel;  Complementary colours;  Triads and Quads;  Colour Harmony;  Tints, Shades and Tone and Visual Colour Mixing.

Part 2, Beyond the Colour Wheel, will take place on Saturday, 28th July at 11am.   This will cover The Seven Colour Contrasts;  Colour Discordancy;  Colour Chords;  Identify in Colour;  Colour Temperature;  The Five Types of Colour Schemes and finally Colour Balance / Spatial Colour.

Cost:  €25 for each workshop

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

Contact 087 996 7197 to enrol

 

 

 

 

Felted Clutch bags

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Felted clutch bags
Felted clutch bags
Felted clutch bags made by the students, drying after the felting workshop on Friday morning last.  They’ll look even better when dry.

Irish Crochet Lace workshop with Maire Treanor

Monday, May 28th, 2012
Irish Crochet Lace workshop at The Constant Knitter with Maire Treanor

Irish Crochet Lace workshop at The Constant Knitter with Maire Treanor

Irish-Crochet-Lace-workshop-with-Maire-Treanor-Treanor-at-The-Constant-Knitter

Irish Crochet Lace workshop

Irish Crochet Lace workshop at The Constant Knitter

Irish Crochet Lace workshop

The Constant Knitter hosts an Irish Crochet Lace workshop with Maire Treanor

Irish Crochet Lace workshop

Some photos of the Irish Crochet Lace workshop held on Saturday last, with Maire Treanor.  It was a fabulous day and everybody left with something (or almost something!) .

 

What Niki and students get up to on Friday mornings

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Felted necklaces

Felted necklaces

 

Felted necklaces

felted necklaces

 

Felted baubles

Felted baubles

  

Felted flowers

Felted flowers

Classes at The Constant Knitter

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Maire Treanor’s workshop for 26 May is full, but there is a waiting list so please get in touch in case there are any cancellations.  We will be having a similar and very exciting event on 23rd June, so keep in touch!

We still have room on our knitting and crochet classes with Bairbre and Wendy on Thursday evenings – you can either book for one class or a set of four.  These classes are ideal for both beginners and improvers.

Sewing classes with Theresa Czerniak of The Sewing Room continue every Wednesday morning at 10.30 and Wednesday evening at 6.30 and every Saturday morning @11.00.

Finally, how would you like to try your hand at wet felting and make a flower (next week it’s felted clutch bag) with Niki Collier of Niki Collier Design on Friday morning at 10.30 am?  All materials supplied.

Contact me at 087 996 7197 or at info@theconstantknitter.ie for more details or to enrol.

Amazingly flexible Lace Blocking Wires

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Super long gold ultra fine blocking wires

These ultra fine wires stand apart from anything else on the market today.  They are perfect for your fine lace projects - light and delicate, yet incredibly strong and flexible. They are ideal for scalloped or curvy or straight edges.  Made from a super-elastic wire with seemingly magical flexibility, they will not rust, tarnish, corrode, or easily kink. They will not stain your knitting, and will last for many years.  You can arch and curve these wires as you need, and they will always return to straight. This special property allows these wires to be used over and over again without weakening from repeated bending and straightening.  Most of them come in gold, silver or pewter tone.

Also arrived today is a big stock of nickle-plated T-pins

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Maire Treanor's Clones Burano mask

Maire Treanor's Clones Burano mask

Fancy learning how to do Irish Crochet / Clones Lace?  We are hosting a workshop on Saturday 26th May given by the renowned Irish Crochet expert, Maire Treanor.  For more details, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197