Posts Tagged ‘handcraft’

Tatting & Irish Crochet

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lots of Lizbeth threads (size 20) in a vast array of colours just arrived.  This thread is ideal for Irish Crochet and tatting.

We also have a few different types of tatting shuttles.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming /Classes & Workshops

Monday, November 17th, 2014
Classes and workshops at The Constant Knitter

Classes and workshops at The Constant Knitter

We have some really new and exciting  workshops to add to our regular classes coming up in the next few weeks.  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:  knit and crochet class

Workshops

Saturday 22 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 29 November:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Sunday 30 November:  Dyeing Workshop run by the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (hello@weavespindye.ie)

Saturday 6 December:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 13 December: embroidery (am) and sewing (pm) with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

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

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

 

West Yorkshire Spinners visit

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
West Yorkshire Spinners Wool

West Yorkshire Spinners Wool

At a family wedding in Leeds earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to visit West Yorkshire Spinners who supply me with the most beautiful Blue Face Leicester Wool.  There is no visitors centre, the facility was very noisy and I was accompanied by some non-knitters, so it was a quick visit and I didn’t get many photos.

Situated in the original home of the British Worsted Spinning Industry, they combine state of the art technology with generations of expertise hand knitting yarns of exceptional quality.  They are one of the few remaining worsted spinning companies left in the UK.  To the best of my knowledge, there is no such facility in Ireland.

It was fascinating – the floor was littered with huge bales (?) of wool like the one in the picture.

West Yorkshire Spinners Wool Nylon

West Yorkshire Spinners Wool Nylon

The second image is of a bale of nylon and a bale of wool being processed together for sockyarn.

 

 

New and exciting Classes & Workshops

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

We have some really new and exciting  workshops to add to our regular classes coming up in the next few weeks.  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:  knit and crochet class

Workshops

Saturday 8 November: embroidery (am) and sewing (pm) with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November:  patchwork quilt weekend with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 22 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 29 November:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Sunday 30 November:  Dyeing Workshop run by the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (hello@weavespindye.ie)

Saturday 6 December:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 13 December: embroidery (am) and sewing (pm) with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 28 February 11.00 to 6.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with Maire Treanor

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

 

Tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Show

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

I have just been given a pair of tickets to The Knitting & Stitching show, valid Thursday 30, Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November.

First person in tomorrow (Wednesday) who asks for them gets them!

 

 

 

Love Wool by Katia

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Katia Love Wool

Katia Love Wool

This brand new offering from Katia is really stunning!   85% Virgin Wool, 15% Super-Fine Alpaca with approx 50m / 55 yards per 100g.  It knits to 1.75 sts per inch on a 12mm needle.  The colours are really vibrant and 1 ball will easily make a (very quick!) hat

 

 

Weekly Sewing Classes

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Weekly sewing class

Weekly sewing class

These weekly sewing classes with Dee Harte take place in the beautiful studio over the shop.  We have machines or you can bring your own.

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

For more information contact Dee on dee@deeharte.com or on 087 652 8448

Rathmines Knitting Group

Monday, September 29th, 2014

According to the Dublin Knit Collective Blog,  the long-established Rathmines knitting group now meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm, for the forseeable future, at The Portabello Inn.

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Irish Clones Lace workshop

Irish Clones Lace workshop

 

Brand new Autumn workshops with Maria Tapper

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Maria Tapper Courses

Maria Tapper Courses

Maria’s Autumn workshops include sewing, creative embroidery, quilting, block printing and then embellishing your print with embroidery and finally some Christmas decoration workshops using hand stitching, embroidery and simple machine stitching.  Most of these include either lunch or materials!

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