Posts Tagged ‘handspun’

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.

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


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

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!

Galway Cheviot felting/spinning fibres

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Galway Cheviot fibres

Galway Cheviot fibres

These brand new colours in Galway Cheviot arrived yesterday.  This fibre is ideal for making bags, slippers etc.

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.


Sock Stop

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Rico Sock Stop

Rico Sock Stop

Sock Stop by Rico now available at The Constant Knitter.  By applying little dots of this latex to your knitted socks, you can create a sturdy rubber sole


From Fleece to Yarn Workshop – SLIGO

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Fleece to Yarn

Fleece to Yarn

Following the success of her last workshop Mary Cooper wants to announce another weekend of wool related fun.  Covering the basics of all aspects of taking the raw fleece to a finished yarn, including washing, preparing, hand dying (natural, food and artificial dyes) & spinning with a drop spindle and introduction the the spinning wheel. Bring any fleece or equipment you might have.  Suitable for all levels from beginner.  Please bring apron and old clothes.

Max of 6 per course

€150- includes workshop, supplies, tea/coffee breaks, lunches

Enquiries to Mary-
Bookings to Markree Castle-

Spinning workshop with drop spindle

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Drop Spindle and fibre

Drop Spindle and fibre

Frolic with Fibre:  Handspinning with a Drop Spindle

Create your own unique handspun yarn using a drop spindle!  In this workshop, you will learn about different fibre types, how spinning creates yarn and how to prepare fibre for spinning. Finally, transform your spinning fibre into your very own bespoke yarn stash.  No experience necessary!

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

Date:  Saturday, 4th May

Time:   10.30 to 1.30

Cost:  € 50 – includes all materials (spindle and fibre).

To enrol, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or

A Euro 20 deposit in advance of the workshop secures your place.

Hand felted parrots

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Hand felted birds

Hand felted birds

These little critters were made by Niki Collier and students today in class.  They are intended for a mobile eventually