Posts Tagged ‘handcraft’

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

 

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

Schoppel Cashmere Queen

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Cashmere Queen

Cashmere Queen

Lots of this was bought even while we were unpacking it!

These are the strangest looking balls of yarn ever.  Schoppel Cashmere Queen is made up of a blend of cashmere, silk, and wool combined in a single ply yarn with no twist.  This is due to Schoppel Wolle having a patented technique that just slightly fulls or felts the yarn, creating a single ply, made up of the blended fibres, that resists the normal pilling associated with it.  It also enhances stitch definition.

It blooms when you knit it.  Then when you wash it, it blooms even more making the halo more pronounced.

It comes in some very beautiful colours and, with a very generous 140m in a 50g ball, there is plenty for a super soft hat or pair of mittens.

 

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Delighted to welcome the Eastern Region of the Guild to spend the afternoon of Sunday 22 February spinning or weaving in our studio.  All welcome and it’s free to attend!

Back My Stitch Up Class

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sewing Class

Sewing Class

Expert tuition from Back My Stitch Up in commercial pattern reading, pattern drafting, upcycling your wardrobe and alterations.

Four week course and small classes.

Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

Dee graduated from The National College of Art and Design in 2008 with an honors degree in Textile Design. She also holds a Diploma in Fashion from the Limerick School of Art and Design.

e50 deposit to secure your place.

For information or booking, email dee@deeharte.com or call 087 652 8448

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Upcoming workshops and classes.  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:  knitting class

Workshops

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

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

 

 

Colour & Tone Guide

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Colour-Wheel-and-Tone-Guide

Colour-Wheel-and-Tone-Guide

 

I’m told by an artist friend that this one is the best on the market.
Choose your colours with confidence!
Simply place your colour wheel on the fabric or swatch of colour you want to match with so it shows through the window.  Pick the shade which is closest to your swatch.  Point the indicator to choose your combination and pick the colours with the same shade letter.
The Tonal Estimator, which comes with the Colour Wheel, will help you evaluate the tones of your chosen fabrics or yarns.

 

Great stocking fillers!

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Stocking fillers

Stocking fillers

stocking fillers for knitters

stocking fillers for knitters

Great stocking fillers for knitters, sewers, embroiderers………..  Open till 8.30 this evening