Posts Tagged ‘handcraft’

Lazadas Blocking Wires

Friday, April 18th, 2014
Lazadas Blocking Wires

Lazadas Blocking Wires

Just arrived today and they are fabulous!

The Lazadas blocking wires are used for shaping and setting knitting or crocheted projects.  Blocking your finished garments gives them a really professional finish and will help to smooth and uncurl edges, open lace work and shape the pieces to the exact measurement you want.

These wires are super elastic – they can be bent but will snap back to their original shape after use.

They are the most versatile blocking wires and can be used for straight, circular, half moon and even scalloped shapes. They can also be used for blocking fine lace to chunky yarn and they will not leave rust marks on your garment.

The packaging is the best I have seen – the little bag measures only 6″ x 9.5″ and has a gusset so it can stand up or fold up flat and takes up hardly any space.

So far, they have been vary favourably reviewed!

They come in 4 different sizes and cost from e24.99.

 

 

Irish Crochet Lace workshop – Sat 26 April

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Clones Lace Workshop

Clones Lace Workshop

 

Join leading expert in Irish Crochet / Clones Lace for her next workshop on Saturday, 26th April.

Where:    The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

When:     Saturday, 26 April from 11am to 5pm

Cost:        e50 for the day

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

 

Some new Summer Yarns

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Katia Lino

Katia Lino

Lots of Katia yarns arrived today including some new ones, such as Big Ribbon and Lino 100%. Also, some new colours for existing Spring / Summer yarns such as Cotton Cord, Jaipur and Linen.

Sewing workshop – 3 May

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Sewing Workshop 3 MAY 2014

Sewing Workshop 3 MAY 2014

Join Maria Tapper for another wonderful sewing workshop which caters for beginners and those who want to further their skills.

Sewing machines supplied or bring your own.

Where:   The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

When:  Sat, 3 May from 2 to 6pm

Cost: e55 (includes light lunch)

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

Patchwork quilting course from Tue 5 May

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Patchwork quilting course

Patchwork quilting course

Maria Tapper is back with this patchwork quilting course over 5 Tuesday evenings, commencing 6th May until 17th June.

Contact:  Maria Tapper on 087 769 0873

Embroidery workshop – Sat 3 May

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Embroidery workshop with Maria Tapper

Embroidery workshop with Maria Tapper

Join Maria for another beginner hands-on embroidery workshop!

Where:  The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 2

Date:      Sat 3 May, 10.30 to 1.30pm

Cost:      e35 – includes all materials

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

 

Quilting class (evening) starting Tue 6th May

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Maria Tapper will be starting another quilting class on 5 Tuesday evenings from 6 May to 17 June.

Details to follow shortly.

 

Classes for the week

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Thursday 6.30-8.30pm – knit and crochet class

Details of Maria Tapper’s quilting, sewing and embroidery classes to follow shortly

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

Classes for the coming week

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
sew, knit, quilt and crochet class

sew, knit, quilt and crochet class

Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Wednesday 6.30-8.30pm – sewing with Dee Harte

Thursday 6.30-8.30pm – knit and crochet class

Saturday 10-2pm – sewing workshop with Maria Tapper

Saturday 2.30-6pm – patchwork quilting workshop with Maria Tapper

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

 

Merino wool tops with tussah silk

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Dyed merino wool tops + Tussah silk

Dyed merino wool tops + Tussah silk

Perfect for hand felting, hand spinning and many other uses, these beauties area a combination of dyed merino wool tops (70%) and tussah silk (30%) to create a rainbow blend with a silky sheen