Posts Tagged ‘handcraft’

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

Sewing workshop – 8th November

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Sewing workshop

Sewing workshop

Want to learn a new craft or brush up on an old one?

Maria Tapper will be back here in the studio over the shop for another sewing workshop.

For details please contact Maria on mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873

 

 

Creative Embroidery Workshop

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Creative embroidery workshop

Creative Embroidery

This promises to be an excellent 3-hour hands-on embroidery workshop as usual with Maria Tapper.  The workshop will take place in our beautiful studio space over the shop.

For more information or to book please contact Maria Tapper on mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873

 

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.