Archive for June, 2012

Colour Theory / Application Workshop

Thursday, June 28th, 2012


Colour Theory / Application Workshops

Colour Theory / Application Workshops


Everyone who makes garments and accessories knows how important colour can be to the success of the finished product, but how many of us are confident when it comes to putting colours together? Just a couple of classes  in colour-theory can have you creating colour combinations that will add that professional touch to your garments.

Andrew Carroll, who trained as an Architect and an Interior Designer, before qualifiying with a BA and MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire,  will be giving two 2-hour colour-theory workshops, the first one on Saturday 7th July and the second on Saturday 28th July as follows:.

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 following:

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 jewellery made by the students last week

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Felted jewellery

Felted jewellery

Felted jewellery made by the students last Friday.  Join us for felting every Friday morning from 10.30 to 12.30.  Contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197


Coloured Crochet Threads just arrived

Monday, June 25th, 2012
Crochet threads

Crochet threads

Ideal for Irish Crochet Lace – in 7 beautiful colours


More Felted Flowers

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Handmade felted flowers

Felted flowers made by Niki's students

Niki’s students have excelled themselves again! 


Next week, (Friday evening from 5.30 onwards instead of Fri morning), students will be making felt jewellery, chains or belts.  The change to Fri evening is just for next week and if 5.30 is too early for you, come a little later and we’ll stay till everyone is finished.  Everyone leaves with a finished piece.  

Colour & Tone Guides just in

Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Colour & Tone Guide

Colour & Tone Guide

These guides are very useful for putting colours together confidently when knitting or sewing or anything else that requires putting colours together a bit more professionally.  Very simple to us.  Would be useful to those attending our colour workshops on 7th and 28th July. 

Credit card machine finally………

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

It’s taken a month of false starts and a few machines but we finally have a credit card machine.  Thanks for your patience up to this !

South American Merino fibre

Monday, June 11th, 2012
South American Merino fibre

South American Merino fibre

This South American Merino fibre is ideal for felting bags, flowers, or even ropes.  It is a very lustrous fibre.  24 microns. 

The Finest Mulberry Silk Fibres

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Mulberry Silk fibre

Mulberry Silk fibre

A rainbow selection of the finest mulberry silk fibres which will add shimmer and luminosity to fabric. Now available here.  Plus lots of other beautiful fibres, of which more anon

Felted nests

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Handmade felted nests

Handmade felted nests

These beautiful nests were made in class yesterday – in the photographs they are all on blown up balloons until they are dry and hold their shape 

Olga Krivenko Workshop on Saturday, June 23

Thursday, June 7th, 2012


Some of the truly remarkable crochet pieces made by the Russian artist Olga Krivenko, who will be giving a workshop at The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8 on Saturday, 23 June. 

Olga has dedicated lots of time to the study of Irish Crochet.  Her patterns are published in many magazines and she was nominated for the 2011 Flamie Awards.  She is regularly invited to conduct master classes in Irish Lace and Freeform Crochet.

To enrol, phone 087 996 7197 or email