Posts Tagged ‘hands’

Dyeing workshop – Sunday 24 April

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Dyeing workshop

The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is running a Dyeing Workshop here on Sunday, 24 April from 1.30 – 5.30pm.

You can book a place directly on the Guild’s website:


IGWSD monthly meeting – Sun 10 April

Friday, April 8th, 2016



The monthly meeting of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers is taking place on Sunday, 10 April from 2-4.30pm.

This is a free event – no need to book.

This event will give you the chance to see and try some spinning and weaving and  takes place is the studio over the shop.

Janet Clare Workshop Tues 14 April

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare Workshop

Janet Clare renowned,author,  quilter and applique artist, on her first workshop tour has agreed to facilitate a workshop, suitable for beginners,  at The Constant Knitter on Tuesday, 14th April, entitled Drawing With your Sewing Machine”

Venue:   The Constant `Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Date:     Tuesday, 14 April from 11 to 4pm

Cost:    Euro 85 (includes light lunch)

Contat:   Louise  at


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 ( or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00pm:  crochet with Maria McGann ( or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   ( or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  ( 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 (

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.  (

Contact Rosemary at or on 087 996 7197


Stocking filler – Panda Li stoppers

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
HiyaHiya pandali cablestoppers

HiyaHiya pandali cablestoppers

These stoppers fit beautifully onto the cables when you need to remove the tips for a job elsewhere.

Small - Fits small cables for needle sizes 2.75mm - 5mm.

Large - Fits large cables for needle sizes 5.5mm - 10mm.


Sewing Workshop with Maria Tapper, Sat 15th June

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Sewing Workshop

This always books up fast!  Contact Maria Tapper on 087 769 0873 or


Kids Summer Sewing Camp

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Summer Sewing Camp

Summer Sewing Camp

Fiona studied at The Glasgow School of Art in Textile Design and currently teaches Art in Secondary School so is more than qualified to teach such a class!  We will be running these camps throughout the Summer.

Anatomy of a Sock

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Anatomy of a Knitted Sock

Anatomy of a Knitted Sock

Sock Anatomy 101:  Learn to Knit Socks (Cuff Down)

2 Classes, 4 hours in total

Dates: Tuesdays, 7th & 14th May 2013, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: €50 (includes yarn). Please bring a set of 2.5mm double pointed needles

or these may be purchased at The Constant Knitter.

Handknit socks may appear complex, but once you break them down to their basic

elements, they are simple and straightforward.  If you can knit and want to

demystify the techniques of ”turning a heel” and ”toe shaping” then this a great

class to start with.

In the first class, you will start with a mini sock using double pointed needles.

Then in the 2nd class, you will easily transfer the skills used in knitting the mini

sock to confidently knit your first pair of socks.

A €20 deposit is required at time of booking.

Felt Folk Puppets

Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Felt Folk Puppets

Felt Folk Puppets

These beautiful puppets were designed and hand made in Ireland by Jean.  Each puppet is made with pure Merino wool and the clothes are made from felt and recycled silk.  The puppets have very fine movements and are all completely individual.  They made their debut at the Wexford Opera Festival 2012!

Definition Sock Yarn – beautiful colours

Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Artesano Definition Sock yarn. 75% Merino

Artesano Definition Sock yarn. 75% Merino

The new Artesano Definition Sockyarn arrived here finally yesterday after a 2-month wait!  It is beautifully spun for maximum stitch definition for all knit and crochet projects.  Really amazing colours which is no surprise from Artesano.  Ideal for kids clothes also.  It is a blend of machine washable Merino wool (for softness) and 25% polyamide for strength.  It comes in 100g hanks which are each 400m long so most sock and small projects can be made from one hank.  There is also pattern support with sock patterns and accessories.  This yarn is also ideal for children’s garments, being soft and strong.  In short, a really versatile yarn.