Archive for May, 2014

Daisy Chain

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
paper chain

paper chain

knitted paper chain

knitted paper chain

I loved making this out of leftover 4ply wool and alpaca

 

 

Galway Cheviot felting/spinning fibres

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Galway Cheviot fibres

Galway Cheviot fibres

These brand new colours in Galway Cheviot arrived yesterday.  This fibre is ideal for making bags, slippers etc.

Creative Embroidery Workshop – Sat 28 June

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Creative embroidery

Creative embroidery

This beginner 3-hour hands-on workshop explores the creative techniques of hand embroidery using traditional stitches with a contemporary approach.

Contact Maria on 087 769 0873 or mariakarintapper@gmail.com

Sewing Workshop – Sat 28 June

Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Sewing Workshop

Sewing Workshop

Join Maria for another sewing workshop on Saturday, 28th June next from 2 to 6pm.

Maria is a very experienced sewing teacher, being a full-time professional costume-maker.

Contact Maria on 087 769 0873 or on mariakarintapper@gmail.com

 

 

Upcoming classes

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com)

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com)

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Saturday, 7th June 11am – 6pm:  Irish Crochet Lace with  Maire Treanor

Saturday, 28th June 10.30 – 1.30pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 28th June 2 – 6pm:  sewing workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197

 

 

Clones Lace Workshop Saturday, 7th June

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Clones Burano Mask

Clones Burano Mask

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with Maire Treanor

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

When:    11am to 5pm on Saturday, 7th June

Cost:       e50 for the day

Contact:   Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or on info@theconstantknitter.ie

Some Artesano Alpaca Silk 4ply Patterns

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Portia

Portia

Belinda

Belinda

I think these are the nicest patterns I’ve seen in a long time………..

These two patterns plus another four come in an Artesano pattern book for only e5.99 or the patterns can be bought singly.

 

Lazadas Blocking Wire Set Reviews

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

 

Lazadas Blocking Wires

Lazadas Blocking Wires

Lazadas Blocking wire set

Lazadas Blocking wire set

These very flexible blocking wires are much easier to use that the straight blocking wires and they give a very professional finish to your knitted and crocheted garments.

Some excerpts from reviews of the Lazadas Blocking Wire sets:

“I would highly recommend Lazadas Blocking Wires.  The package is small enough to be portable – with the gusset folded flat, it can easily flat.  At the same time, it stands up so you can find it on your shelf.  The wires are very flexible and easy to uncoil and recoil (carefully, that is).  The T-pins can easily be positioned so that they hold the wires in place. The instructions are straightforward and effective.”  Underground Crafter.

“Not bad… in fact, awesome!  These flexible blocking wires are my new favorite toys!”.  Dayana Knits

Alpaca Silk 4 ply

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Alpaca Silk 4ply

Alpaca Silk 4ply

Just arrived this morning, this new Artesano alpaca silk 4 ply comes in the most beautiful and subtle colours.  The pattern books to go with it have the best Artesano patterns that I have seen so far!

 

Upcoming Classes @ The Constant Knitter

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Patchwork quilting course

Patchwork quilting course

Tuesday evening 6 – 9pm – patchwork quilting course with Maria Tapper  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Wednesday morning 10.30-12.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com)

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com)

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm – knit and crochet class

Saturday, 7th June from 11am to 6pm – Irish Crochet Lace with  Maire Treanor

Contact Rosemary at info@theconstantknitter.ie or on 087 996 7197