Posts Tagged ‘craft’

Merino, BFL, silk fibres

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

 

Fibres

Fibres

drop spindle

drop spindle

All arrived today.  Loads and loads of colours to choose from – all ideal for spinning and felting

Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley in the same room at the same time!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

We had a great evening and Cat and her Group met with some local (also Belfast and Cork) knitters, all decked out in Cat Bordhi creations.  Lots of Cat Bordhi socks in evidence!

Here are some photographs,  only one or two of them mine!  Jim and Cat took the rest.

Can’t wait for their next visit May 2017.

 

Cat Bordhi & Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter

 

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

 

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Kieran Foley's work

 

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

 

Kieran Foley's work

 

Zanzibar by Kieran Foley

 

Cat having a chat

Cat having a chat

 

Kieran Foley sample

Kieran Foley sample

 

Kieran Foley stranded work

Kieran Foley stranded work

 

Stranded work

Stranded work

 

Photos from May 2016 photo stream

 

 

Embroidery supplies

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

I’ve noticed a big interest in embroidery this year, in part because of all the 1916 commemorative work being done by embroiderers.

DMC embroidery threads

DMC embroidery threads

We stock a huge range of DMC embroidery threads, which are the best available.  From today, we stock DMC tranfer pens (simply draw or trace your design on fabric and stitch over the lines) and DMC embroidery tracing paper (contains four 8.5″ x 11″ wax-free sheets).

DMC Embroidery transfer pen

DMC Embroidery transfer pen

DMC Embroidery tracing paper

DMC Embroidery tracing paper

Also in stock are wooden embroidery hoops in lots of sizes from 5″ to 12″.

Finally, we have various cross stitch kits and also DMC Aida needlework fabric in both 11 ct/inch and 14ct / inch

 

 

Dyeing workshop – Sunday 24 April

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Dyeing workshop

The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is running a Dyeing Workshop here on Sunday, 24 April from 1.30 – 5.30pm.

You can book a place directly on the Guild’s website: www.weavespindye.ie

 

Delightful Yarn Bowls

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Yarn Bowl

Yarn Bowls

 

These beautiful bowls were hand made here in Dublin, by Carol Burke, each one different and unique.  They are made from impressed earthenware clay using stamps, textiles and markings.  They are fired with contemporary glazes, some crackled, and finished with a lustrous bronze effect.  As well as being decorative, all the glazes are non-toxic.  These bowls are made with great care so as not to snag your yarn

Kits to make fine crochet jewellery with Swarovski pearls !

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

 

 

For the first time ever, we are stocking crochet jewellery designs for you to make – a selection of earrings, cuffs and neck-pieces in pure mercerised cotton and Swarovski pearls.  The beautifully packaged kits contains mercerised cotton, Swarovski pearls, crochet hook and pattern – everything you need to make these beautiful pieces.  There is online help and a stitch guide to help you if required!  Ideal to make for yourself or as gifts.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

IGWSD Monthly Meet – Sun, 23 August, 2-5pm

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop on Saturday 19 July next in the afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning.

Contact: hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 5 September, 2-6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

Contact : Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

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

 

Crewel Embroidery Workshop :  Sat 26th September, 11-4.30pm

With Renata Tesu, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court.  Crewel work is surface embroidery with 2ply wool.  The aim of the workshop is, working from a kit, to learn from 5-8 stitches and be able to finish your project at home.

Crewel workshop 26 Sept
Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Very small classes.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

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

 

Tatting Workshop with Gosia – Saturday 24 October.

Details to follow

 

Crewel Embroidery kits

Friday, August 14th, 2015
Happy tree crewel embroidery kit

Happy tree crewel embroidery kit

Red Blossom crewel embroidery kit

Red Blossom crewel embroidery kit

Summer’s Passion crewel embroidery kit

Summer’s Passion crewel embroidery kit

 

These beautiful kits have been made by hand by Renata Tesu using the beautiful Appletons wools.  Renata is a member of the Guild of Irish Lacemakers.

If you want to have a look at what Crewel Embroidery is all about, why not visit us during Culture Night on Friday, 18 September, when Renata will be giving a demonstration, or you could try your hand at a few stitches yourself.

If you want more than this, you could join Renata here on Saturday, 26th September for a workshop.  A beautiful kit is included in the cost of the workshop.

Contact me on info@theconstantknitter.ie for further details.

Andrew’s Latvian Garden

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Andrew’s Baby Blanket Latvian Garden

This is a free pattern on Ravelry by Pinneguri.  Andrew is using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball 100, and Schoppel Wolle Admiral 4 ply.  The result is spectacular.  Can’t wait to see it blocked.

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

Machine Knitting Classes

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
Machine knitting class

Machine knitting class

 

Machine knitting workshop with Sorcha went really well today and as a result, we will be running another one on Sat 5 September.

We will also run one on Sat 19th for people who have already attended a class here, or who have the basics and want to take it a bit further.

Details to follow.