Archive for February, 2015

Janet Clare Workshop Tues 14 April

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare renowned,author,  quilter and applique artist, on her first workshop tour has agreed to facilitate a workshop, suitable for beginners,  at The Constant Knitter on Tuesday, 14th April, entitled Drawing With your Sewing Machine”

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

Date:     Tuesday, 14 April from 11 to 4pm

Cost:    Euro 85 (includes light lunch)

Contat:   Louise  at louise.w.bell@gmail.com

 

Sewing & Embroidery Workshops Sat 28 March

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Sewing Workshop March 2015

Sewing Workshop March 2015

Creative Embroidery March 2015

Creative Embroidery March 2015

For more details contact Maria Tapper on mariakarintapper@gmail.com !

Machine Knitting – finally!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Machine knitting class

Machine knitting class

I have just attended my first class here at The Constant Knitter (except for a short Pinterest workshop with a friend a few months ago).

My aim was to learn how to cast on, knit and cast off which I did.  We also did another few bits and pieces so I could definitely get a scarf, stole or blanket done, using a few fancy stitches.  Lots of swatches to show for it.

About time too – I’ve had the machines for 15 years!!

The class was facilitated by Liadain Aiken of Liadain Aiken Knitwear.

 

 

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Back My Stitch Up

Back My Stitch Up

Upcoming workshops and classes which 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 – 4.00pm:  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 & Events

Sunday 22 February 2.00 to 5.00pm:  Eastern Region Guild Meeting of the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (hello@weavespindye.ie).

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

Weekend 28/9 March:  Maria Tapper – details to follow.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

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

 

Basket making

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Basket by Kathleen McCormick

Basket by Kathleen McCormick

 

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

While Kathleen McCormick was teaching a basket-making workshop upstairs last Saturday, she made this one for me – I absolutely love it.  The colours are wonderful – they don’t really show up in the photograph – plum, russet and yellow-green.  Everybody went home with a beautiful basket!

 

Studio Donegal

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

 

Studio Donegal DWSC

Studio Donegal DWSC

Big delivery of Studio Donegal arrived today including some new colours in the DWSC range