Archive for January, 2015

Schoppel Cashmere Queen

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Cashmere Queen

Cashmere Queen

Lots of this was bought even while we were unpacking it!

These are the strangest looking balls of yarn ever.  Schoppel Cashmere Queen is made up of a blend of cashmere, silk, and wool combined in a single ply yarn with no twist.  This is due to Schoppel Wolle having a patented technique that just slightly fulls or felts the yarn, creating a single ply, made up of the blended fibres, that resists the normal pilling associated with it.  It also enhances stitch definition.

It blooms when you knit it.  Then when you wash it, it blooms even more making the halo more pronounced.

It comes in some very beautiful colours and, with a very generous 140m in a 50g ball, there is plenty for a super soft hat or pair of mittens.

 

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Delighted to welcome the Eastern Region of the Guild to spend the afternoon of Sunday 22 February spinning or weaving in our studio.  All welcome and it’s free to attend!

Back My Stitch Up Class

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sewing Class

Sewing Class

Expert tuition from Back My Stitch Up in commercial pattern reading, pattern drafting, upcycling your wardrobe and alterations.

Four week course and small classes.

Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

Dee graduated from The National College of Art and Design in 2008 with an honors degree in Textile Design. She also holds a Diploma in Fashion from the Limerick School of Art and Design.

e50 deposit to secure your place.

For information or booking, email dee@deeharte.com or call 087 652 8448

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Upcoming workshops and classes.  They all take place in the beautiful studio over the shop:

Regular Weekly Classes

Tuesday mornings 11.00 – 1.00pm:  knitting with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00p,:  crochet with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  knitting class

Workshops

Saturday 28 February 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

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