Posts Tagged ‘Francis St’

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

 

 

Cat Bordhi and other exciting events and workshops!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Here are some great free events and workshops coming up soon.

1.    First up is the Eastern Regional Guild Meeting of the IGWSD on Sunday, 15 May from 2-4.30pm.  This is a free event and will give you the chance to see and try spinning and weaving.  Parking is free on Francis Street on Sundays.

3.  Leading Clones Lace expert Maire Treanor is back on Saturday, 28 May from 11am to 5pm for another workshop.  You can also purchase a signed copy of her book Clones Lace, The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet.

 

 

 

 

 

Clones Burano mask

 

And now for 2 very exciting (and free!) events:

4.  Cat Bordhi, of moebius cast on fame,who is bringing a group to Ireland in May, will be spending a day in Dublin on Monday, 9th May.  The Group will be having a trunk show with Kieran Foley and afterwards, at about 5.30 you are all welcome to join us for a very very late afternoon tea and some knitting with Cat and her group who have expressed an interest in meeting some local knitters.

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St

 

5.  Then on World Wide Knit in Public Day, Saturday, 18th of June, Diane of the Dublin Knit Collective is organising a day of knitting, crochet, tea-drinking and cake-eating.  There will also be lots of prizes!  This takes place here from 11am to 3pm.  This is a free event and you are all welcome.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots more treats in July!

 

 

IGWSD monthly meeting – Sun 10 April

Friday, April 8th, 2016

 

IGWSD

The monthly meeting of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is taking place on Sunday, 10 April from 2-4.30pm.

This is a free event – no need to book.

This event will give you the chance to see and try some spinning and weaving and  takes place is the studio over the shop.

Gorgeous new Aran weight

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The gorgeous new Aran weight, RelaX, from Rial Filati has just arrived from Italy.  The colours are beautiful and I will add more over time.  I absolutely loved the sample they sent me which I knit up immediately into the Antler Hat.

 

RelaX

It is 70% wool and 30% acrylic.  It feels incredibly soft and knits up beautifully.  You get 166m from your 100g ball.  We have 14 colours in stock and will be adding more soon.

 

 

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.