Archive for August, 2012

Patchwork / Quilting Classes starting Tuesday morning & evening

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Patchwork / Quilting Class

Patchwork / Quilting classes starting next Tuesday at 11am to 1pm and again at 6.30 to 8.30 pm.  Learn the traditional craft of patchwork quilting and create original designs, upcycle old favourites by transforming unwanted fabric items into family heirlooms.

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

Date:  Every Tuesday

Time:  11am and 6.30pm

To enrol, contact Leda de Forge on 087 927 2689 or ledadeforge@gmail.com, or

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

 

Join us for a Felt Bag workshop – Sun, 2nd Sept – 2.30 to 4.30pm

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Felt flower purse

Felt flower purse

How would you like to join us for a small felt class exploring the various intricacies of bag-making ie complex rope handles, extra pockets, dramatic closures etc

 

With Niki Collier

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

Date:  Sunday, 2 September

Time:  2.30 to 4.30 pm

Knitting and crochet classes recommence on Thur 30th

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
knitting and crochet class

knitting and crochet class

Knitting and crochet classes recommence, after a slight hiatus, next Thursday at 6.30 pm.  Contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 to enrol.

Irish Crochet Lace Workshop with Maire Treanor – Sat 29 Sept

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Clones Burano mask

Clones Burano mask

Join us for Maire Treanor’s acclaimed Irish Crochet Lace workshop here on Saturday, 29th September.  To benefit fully from this workshop, a basic level of crochet is necessary.  More details to follow shortly.

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

Date:  Saturday 29 September

Time:  11am – 4pm

Cost: €50.  A deposit of €25 is required and full payment by Friday, 21st September

 

Felted Fire Vase – Friday 31st August

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Felted FireVase

Felted FireVase

Join us next Friday, 31 August at 3pm, to make these beautiful fire vases with Niki.  The class takes 2 hours and costs €30 which includes all materials.  Please bring a largish towel and plenty of bubble wrap if you have it!

Immediately afterwards is the launch of our exhibition of all the fibre creations made by Niki’s students over the last few months.  Many weird and wonderful pieces!  The Exhibition will be launched by Sheila Ahern of The Craft Council of Ireland.  The Exhibition will go on until 15th September.  Hope you can join us for the launch and a glass of wine………

 

Made to the final 12 in the Best Shops in Ireland !

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2012/0825/1224322814643.html

I haven’t seen it yet – I got a google alert to tell me I was in last night.  If there are pics, I’ll put some in later

Exhibition of fibre creations – 1 to 15 September

Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Felted Birds' Nests

Felted Birds' Nests

We are holding an exhibition of fibre creations made by students attending Felt Fridays with Niki Collier, from 1 to 15 September.  I promise you it will be fabulous and well worth a visit!

The launch is at 6pm on Friday 31 August with opening words by Sheila Ahern, Crafts Council of Ireland. 

Launch Date of Exhibition:   Friday, 31 August, 6pm

Exhibition:  1 to 15 September

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

Let us know if you’d like to attend the opening by emailing :

herself@nikicollierdesign.com

info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

 

 

Felted top / tunic workshop – Saturday 1st September

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Felted Garment workshop

Felted Garment workshop

Niki Collier is giving a full day workshop here on Saturday, 1st September.  You will leave with a felted top or child’s tunic!

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

Date:  1st September

Time:  10 – 5pm

Cost:  €80 – includes all materials

To enrol, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or at info@theconstantknitter.ie

Make a felt chrysanthemum

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Due to the popularity of the felted flower classes, we are putting on a Chrysanthemum making class.  This is a very versatile decoration and can be used on bags, scarves, hats or even at Christmas.  Join us on Friday morning @ 10.30 to make some felted Chrysanthemums with lots of overlying petals.  Telephone 087 996 7197 or email info@theconstantknitter.ie to enrol.

 

Yarnbombing in Seattle

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Yarnbombing

Yarnbombing

Yarnbombing in Occidental Park in Seattle