Posts Tagged ‘Linen’

Artistic Director of Ros Tapestry coming to Francis Street for a workshop

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Aoife's Dress, Ros Tapestry

Aoife's Dress, Ros Tapestry

Ros Tapestry
Ros Tapestry

I’ve been asked to post this again – Alexis Bernstorff, Artistic Director and Tapestry Tutor of the Ros Tapestry , is coming to Francis Street for a Workshop on Saturday, 24th November.  This is a unique opportunity to learn some crewelwork stitches and hear all about the 100′s of volunteers and millions of stitches that went into the making of the Ros Tapestry!

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

Date:     Saturday, 24th November

Time:    10.30 to 4.30pm

Cost:    Euro 65 (wool and needles provided).  Equipment (embroidery hoop) and kit for take home piece can be purchased from Alexis on the day

To enrol, phone Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or email her at info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

Beautiful new sock yarn – baby alpaca, silk, cashmere

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

 

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This 100g skein has 400m of undyed baby alpaca (70%), silk (20%) and cashmere (10%) and feels buttery to touch!

Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash

Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash Eucalyptus Scent The Eucalan has finally arrived and it’s fabulous.  It comes in 500ml and 100ml refillable bottles and also 1-wash sachets and wipes.  Apologies – it’s not up on my website yet.

Eucalyptus Scent  :  Eucalan’s Eucalyptus No Rinse Delicate Wash is scented with essential oil of eucalyptus which is a natural moth and flea inhibitor, so use it regularly on woolens and particularly before storing them for the season.  The lanolin enriched formula helps to naturally condition fibres and keep static away.  Use on all your delicates like sweaters, lingerie, hosiery, comforters, down jackets, bathing suits and baby items.  An excellent choice for men.

Eucalan Grapefruit Scent Grapefruit Scent  :  Eucalan’s Grapefruit No Rinse Delicate Wash is scented with essential oil of grapefruit which is a natural antiseptic - particularly nice when washing garments that lie close to the skin like hosiery, workout wear, bathing suits and lingerie.  The lanolin enriched formula helps to naturally condition fibres and keep static away.  Use on all your delicates and enjoy the fresh light scent. 
Eucalan Lavender Scent Lavender Scent  :  Eucalan’s Lavender No Rinse Delicate Wash is scented using essential oil of lavender.  Known for its natural moth and flea inhibiting and antiseptic properties, this is a great wash for all of your fibres.  The lanolin enriched formula helps to naturally condition fibres and keep static away.  Lavender’s soothing spa-like scent has been described as an aromatherapy treat for the user and is ideal for baby items like blankets, stuffed animals, clothing and wool diaper covers.  Our most versatile scent, use it on all your delicates like sweaters, lingerie, hosiery, comforters, down jackets, bathing suits.
Eucalan Natural Scent Natural Scent Eucalan’s Natural No Rinse Delicate Wash is the same great formula, but no scent has been added to it.  It is Eucalan, bare and naked, as we have not added any chemicals to take away the natural scent of the product.  The lanolin enriched formula helps to condition fibres and keep static away.  For those scent sensitive people, use Eucalan Natural on all your delicates like sweaters, lingerie, and hosiery, comforters, down jackets, bathing suits and baby items. 

The Constant Knitter at Shebeen Chic

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

 

Fabulous cottons from €2.15; Manos del Uruguay laceweight from €13; sock yarn from €2.90 and some linen and linen mixes

Date:    Sunday, 2nd May

Venue:  Shebeen Chic, South Great George’s St (opposite The George)

Time:    12 noon to 5.30pm

The Constant Knitter at Shebeen Chic

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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The Constant Knitter  is taking a stall at Crafty Market on Sunday, 2nd May next.  This will be at Shebeen Chic on South Great George’s St – opposite The George.

There will be lots of cottons in exquisite colours (from €2.15 to €2.70 for 50g), some linen and some Manos del Uruguay laceweight  in 10 colours and lots of sock yarn.

Paris 100% cotton (50g, 75m).  Knit on 5mm needles

Muskat 100% Egyptian mercerised cotton (50g, 100m).  Knit on 4mm needles

Safran 100% Egyptian cotton (50g,  160m).  Knit on 3.5mm needles

Lin 100% linen (50g, 120m).  Knit on 3.5mm needles

Fabel sock yarn – 75% wool superwash, 25% polyamide  (50g, 205m). Knit on 2.5mm needles

Mweag, maker of fabulous stitch markers, will be there also.

Date:    Sunday, 2nd May

Venue:  Shebeen Chic

Time:  12 noon to 5.30pm

Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, whatever and have a coffee

 we look forward to seeing you there !!

Baby Collection from DROPS DESIGN

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

 

Baby Knits and Toys

  

We are heading towards spring and summer and are looking forward to taking the little ones out in new hand knitted outfits. Garnstudio have published a collection of free baby patterns, for little boys and girls aged 0 to 4 years.

 Yarns available at The Constant Knitter

  

See all the designs and find the patterns here

 

 

Baby collection from DROPS Design

DROPS Easter Calendar 2010 – 12 free Easter patterns

Monday, March 15th, 2010

 

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DROPS Easter Calendar 2010

Easter Calendar
Easter is just round the corner and we would like to invite you to the DROPS Easter Calendar. You may open the first window today. Plenty of new Easter patterns for you to enjoy!

Find the calendar and open the first window here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fiberistas

Monday, March 1st, 2010

 The Fiberistas, individually known as Diane, Judy & Rosemary (The Constant Knitter) have joined forces to teach all levels of knitters, whether to cast on or bring your needles to the next level.  The Fiberistas are taking a stall at the The Crafty Market on Sunday 7th March from noon to 5pm.

Diane has been turning fiber into handspun yarn with her drop spindle since 2005. Come visit her at the Crafty Market to see how fiber turns into your own designer handspun.   She will have a selection of KoolAid dye packets and fiber to purchase.

Judy is totally passionate about knitting being driven by textures and colour.  She specialises in felting and will have samples of her work at the Crafty Market to inspire you to pick up your needles and get knitting. In addition, she runs a range of knitting classes in Delgany, Co Wicklow.

Rosemary is The Constant Knitter and will feature her line of Garnstudio yarns.  Also take a look at her selection Artesano, Manos del Uruguay, Irish and sock yarns. Feel the difference between Alpaca, cotton, and linen yarns.

Bring your knitting, get yourself a coffee and join The Fiberistas for a while either knitting, spinning or felting.  Or if you would like to learn any of these crafts, we will be giving demonstrations and will be happy to teach allcomers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Directions to the Crafty Market is linked here.

Diane, Judy & Rosemary

 

 

NEW ARRIVALS ………….

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

 

 Garnstudio Kid-Silk

75% mohair super kid, 25% silk (25g, 218 yards)

Just arrived today – lots of new stock. 

There is some new Fabel Sock Wool (€2.90 for 50g) bringing the total number of colours to 21, four of them being solids: black, off-white, grey and beige. 

I’ve added 3 new colours to the Garnstudio kid-silk, some black, beige and heather (€6.50 for 25g). 

There are also some stunning new cottons in various qualities bringing the total colours to about 50!!  Finally, I’ve added some red and black to the Silke-Alpaca.