Posts Tagged ‘handcraft’

Upcoming classes

Friday, September 12th, 2014

 

The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

We have some really exciting and new classes and workshops 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 25 October 11.00 to 6.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with the renowned Maire Treanor

Saturday 8 November: sewing and embroidery 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)

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

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

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

 

 

Lazy Cardi

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lazy Ribbed Cardi

This was a very easy and quick knit using just one ball (150g) of Schoppel Woolle Admiral Starke 6.  I even had enough to do the i-cord buttons but I love yellow and cream together and did the i-cord buttons in 4-ply.  I now think I should have used the same yarn as the cardi or even a DK.

 

Pompoms – very realistic fake fur!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

 

Rico fake fur pompoms

These very realistic fake fur pompoms just arrived.  They look wonderfully dressy on a hat!

 

Very colourful Donegal Tweed Hat

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Donegal Tweed Hat, based on a pattern, Coney Hat, by Vyvyan Neel, using Donegal Tweed yarn.  Thanks to Mary T, who made the hat and lent it to me for few days.

Donegal Tweed Hat

Donegal Tweed Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Arrivals for Crochet Lovers

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014


Rico Essentials Crochet in beautiful colourways tones

for Crochet lovers…

In 1 ball : 50g/ 260 m, 100% Cotton mercerized

Size : 1.75 – 2  …   Only 2.50 euro

...published by Jana

Upcoming Classes

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Classes at The Constant Knitter

Classes at The Constant Knitter

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

Wednesday evening 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com)

Thursday Evening 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Saturday, 30th Aug 10.00 – 1.00pm:  embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Saturday, 30th Aug 2.00 – 6.00pm:  sewing with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

Sunday, 31 Aug 1.00 – 5.00pm:  intermediate embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

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

 

 

Stainless Steel Scarf

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

Bubble Scarf

I had been wanting for ages to knit with yarn that had some stainless steel in it and I love the result.

I used 25g of Katia Inox Lace and 4mm needles.  Next time I’ll use 5mm to get a more gauzy effect.  This yarn is 8% stainless steel and the rest is Extrafine Merino.  This laceweight is a joy to knit with.

The pattern is inspired by the Holey Square Shawl by Marianne Sigg.

 

 

 

Smudge Merino Laceweight

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Smudge Laceweight Merino

Smudge Laceweight Merino

On its way and should arrive mid week ….

Weekly Sewing Course

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Dee Harte is a professional costume maker who studied Textile Design in the NCAD and then Fashion in Limerick.  Her classes are wonderful and always good fun!  Contact Dee on 087 652 8448 or dee@deeharte.com

sewing course at The Constant Knitter

sewing course at The Constant Knitter

Quilting course this weekend 5 + 6 July

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Patchwork Quilting workshop

Patchwork Quilting workshop

There is a Patchwork Quilting workshop here this weekend from 11 to 6pm on Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday.  It filled up before we advertised it but we’ve had a late cancellation so there is one place available.  Please contact Maria for further information.