Archive for November, 2012

Beautifully scented goat milk soap

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Goat milk soap

Goat milk soap

Unlike many commercially produced soaps, this goat milk soap has a pH level that is closest to the human skin’s own pH level.  This particular goat milk soap, handmade in The Burren, is especially kind to sensitive skin.  But most important, it is beautifully scented and in the shape of a very cute sheep!!  It comes in lavender, red clover tea, ocean rain and sage & lemongrass

Felted Dolls

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Felted Dolls

Felted Dolls

There is an amazing collection of felted dolls in the shop at the moment….. well worth a look.  Made by the very talented Jean Murphy.

 

Bag-making Workshop with Theresa & Leda

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Bag Making Workshop

Bag Making Workshop

Join Theresa Czerniak and Leda de Forge for a bag making workshop next Saturday.  Theresa is a professional costume-maker and Leda is a patchwork artist.  The workshop will take place in our beautiful bright studio over the shop.  Everybody leaves with a hand-made bag!

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

Date:        Saturday, 1 December

Time:       11 – 4.00pm

Cost:        Euro 40, excluding material (kits from Euro 10)

Nine new Katia yarns added

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Katia yarns

Katia yarns

9 new offerings from Katia are being added to my website gradually.  Inox Lace, for a really special lace project, consists of 8% stainless steel and 92% merino!  Or the exquisite Darling, which is ideal for crochet, among other things.  Also some Merinos..

 

“Frost Yourselves” – Make fabulous felted jewlery with Niki

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Felted Frost Necklace

Felted Frost Necklace

Amazing opportunity to learn to make felted jewelry with designer Niki Collier, who specialises in making magic with natural fibres.  Make your own, one of a kind, necklace, bracelet or brooch – you decide – at our morning or afternoon class.  A great opportunity to make a special Christmas present.

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

Date:     Friday, 23 November

Time:    Morning class is from 10.30 to 12.30 and the afternoon class is from 2.00 to 4.00

Cost:    Euro 30 – this includes materials.

 

Tapestry Workshop next Saturday, 24 November

Monday, November 19th, 2012
brid good, Ros Tapestry

brid good, Ros Tapestry

Now that Maire Treanor’s Irish Clones Lace workshop is over, we’re taking bookings for this amazing workshop with Alexis Bernstorff, Artistic Director and Embroidery Tutor for the Ros Tapestry.  The Ros Tapestry will be coming to Farmleigh in the new year for a few months.

There will be a brief introduction to the history of crewelwork embroidery and the background to the Ros Tapestry.  Also learn 6 classic embroidery stitches.

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

Date:    Sat, 24 November

Time:   10.30 to 4.30

Cost:   Euro 65 (includes wool and needles)

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

 

 

 

Cutest felt booties ever

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

handmade felted bootees

handmade felted bootees

These little bootees were made in felting class this morning.

Artistic Director of Ros Tapestry coming to Francis Street for a workshop

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Aoife's Dress, Ros Tapestry

Aoife's Dress, Ros Tapestry

Ros Tapestry
Ros Tapestry

I’ve been asked to post this again – Alexis Bernstorff, Artistic Director and Tapestry Tutor of the Ros Tapestry , is coming to Francis Street for a Workshop on Saturday, 24th November.  This is a unique opportunity to learn some crewelwork stitches and hear all about the 100′s of volunteers and millions of stitches that went into the making of the Ros Tapestry!

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

Date:     Saturday, 24th November

Time:    10.30 to 4.30pm

Cost:    Euro 65 (wool and needles provided).  Equipment (embroidery hoop) and kit for take home piece can be purchased from Alexis on the day

To enrol, phone Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or email her at info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

Maire Treanor Workshop next Saturday

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

 

 

 

Irish Crochet Necklace

Irish Crochet Necklace

Irish Crochet Necklace off white
Irish Crochet Necklace off white

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Burano mask

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Burano mask

Maire Treanor will be joining us again on Saturday next for another workshop.  Beginners can make the necklaces above and improvers can attempt the Burano mask.

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

Date:        Saturday, 17 November

Time:       11.00 to 4.00pm

Cost:         Euro 50

To enrol, telephone Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or email info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

 

Extra Felting Class on Fridays

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Felted lamp shade

Felted lamp shade

Due to demand we are adding a second felting class to our schedule.  This will take place every Friday afternoon at 2pm with Niki.  Always good fun!