Posts Tagged ‘wool’

Capsule – Fall 2015

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Capsule - Fall 2015

Capsule - Fall 2015

This is the first installment in project CAPSULE.  This new series gives a single designer the stage to present a whole fashion story told in Brooklyn Tweed wool.  The patterns are published by Brooklyn Tweed and Jared photographs the garments, but the most exciting part of all is that each CAPSULE collection is offered as a high-quality book.

This book is a collection from Olga Buraya-Kefelian.  Her garments are timeless, always wearable and constructed with the knitter’s experience in mind.

Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley in the same room at the same time!

Friday, May 13th, 2016

We had a great evening and Cat and her Group met with some local (also Belfast and Cork) knitters, all decked out in Cat Bordhi creations.  Lots of Cat Bordhi socks in evidence!

Here are some photographs,  only one or two of them mine!  Jim and Cat took the rest.

Can’t wait for their next visit May 2017.

 

Cat Bordhi & Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter

 

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

Jim, Cat Bordhi and Kieran Foley

 

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Cat Bordhi, Kieran Foley at The Constant Knitter

Kieran Foley's work

 

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

Kieran Foley trunk show for Cat Bordhi Group

 

Kieran Foley's work

 

Zanzibar by Kieran Foley

 

Cat having a chat

Cat having a chat

 

Kieran Foley sample

Kieran Foley sample

 

Kieran Foley stranded work

Kieran Foley stranded work

 

Stranded work

Stranded work

 

Photos from May 2016 photo stream

 

 

Cat Bordhi and other exciting events and workshops!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Here are some great free events and workshops coming up soon.

1.    First up is the Eastern Regional Guild Meeting of the IGWSD on Sunday, 15 May from 2-4.30pm.  This is a free event and will give you the chance to see and try spinning and weaving.  Parking is free on Francis Street on Sundays.

3.  Leading Clones Lace expert Maire Treanor is back on Saturday, 28 May from 11am to 5pm for another workshop.  You can also purchase a signed copy of her book Clones Lace, The Story and Patterns of an Irish Crochet.

 

 

 

 

 

Clones Burano mask

 

And now for 2 very exciting (and free!) events:

4.  Cat Bordhi, of moebius cast on fame,who is bringing a group to Ireland in May, will be spending a day in Dublin on Monday, 9th May.  The Group will be having a trunk show with Kieran Foley and afterwards, at about 5.30 you are all welcome to join us for a very very late afternoon tea and some knitting with Cat and her group who have expressed an interest in meeting some local knitters.

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St

Cat Bordhi and Jim Petkiewicz at The Constant Knitter on Francis St

 

5.  Then on World Wide Knit in Public Day, Saturday, 18th of June, Diane of the Dublin Knit Collective is organising a day of knitting, crochet, tea-drinking and cake-eating.  There will also be lots of prizes!  This takes place here from 11am to 3pm.  This is a free event and you are all welcome.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots more treats in July!

 

 

Fine Fish AND Jamieson’s of Shetland

Monday, April 18th, 2016

It’s been a very busy week here with two new and very significant arrivals.

Firstly a consignment of hand dyed 75/25 Merino/Nylon sockyarn from Fine Fish Yarns – absolutely delightful colours bound up in 50g pocket skeins.  Ideal for gifts.

Fine Fish Yarns

Then a day later, a huge consignment of Spindrift arrived from Jamieson’s of Shetland.  68 colours ……..  Perfect for fairisle and all kinds of colour work.

Shetland Spindrift is a native wool grown in Shetland, uniquely spun in Sandness. This colour range is born from the natural shades of fleece grown by the unique breed of Shetland sheep. The names come from the strong dialect. Shetland yarn has a low carbon footprint as the fleeces are bought from local crofters and travel no more than 80 miles from source to the mill where all the processes are carried out under the same roof.
Shetland Spindrift is a 2ply jumper weight yarn equivalent to 4ply. This yarn is traditionally used for Fair Isle knitting and comes in stunning contemporary colours.

Perfect for sweaters, hats, mittens, tea cosies, scarves etc

 

 

Spindrift

Spindrift

Spindrift

Spindrift

Jamison's of Shetland

 

Gorgeous new Aran weight

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

The gorgeous new Aran weight, RelaX, from Rial Filati has just arrived from Italy.  The colours are beautiful and I will add more over time.  I absolutely loved the sample they sent me which I knit up immediately into the Antler Hat.

 

RelaX

It is 70% wool and 30% acrylic.  It feels incredibly soft and knits up beautifully.  You get 166m from your 100g ball.  We have 14 colours in stock and will be adding more soon.

 

 

Delightful Yarn Bowls

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Yarn Bowl

Yarn Bowls

 

These beautiful bowls were hand made here in Dublin, by Carol Burke, each one different and unique.  They are made from impressed earthenware clay using stamps, textiles and markings.  They are fired with contemporary glazes, some crackled, and finished with a lustrous bronze effect.  As well as being decorative, all the glazes are non-toxic.  These bowls are made with great care so as not to snag your yarn

Upcoming Classes & Events

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

IGWSD Monthly Meet – Sun, 23 August, 2-5pm

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop on Saturday 19 July next in the afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning.

Contact: hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 5 September, 2-6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

Contact : Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

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

 

Crewel Embroidery Workshop :  Sat 26th September, 11-4.30pm

With Renata Tesu, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court.  Crewel work is surface embroidery with 2ply wool.  The aim of the workshop is, working from a kit, to learn from 5-8 stitches and be able to finish your project at home.

Crewel workshop 26 Sept
Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Very small classes.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

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

 

Tatting Workshop with Gosia – Saturday 24 October.

Details to follow

 

Andrew’s Latvian Garden

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Andrew’s Baby Blanket Latvian Garden

This is a free pattern on Ravelry by Pinneguri.  Andrew is using Schoppel Wolle Zauberball 100, and Schoppel Wolle Admiral 4 ply.  The result is spectacular.  Can’t wait to see it blocked.

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

 

Andrews Latvian Garden

Andrews Latvian Garden

Workshops & Events @ The Constant Knitter

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Crewel Embroidery Workshop :  Sat 18 July, 11-5pm

With Renata Tesu, who trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court.  Crewel work is surface embroidery with 2ply wool.  The aim of the workshop is, working from a kit, to learn from 5-8 stitches and be able to finish your project at home.

Crewel Embroidery workshop

Crewel Embroidery workshop

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers :  Sun 19 July, 2-5pm
IGWSD meet
IGWSD meet

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop on Saturday 19 July next in the afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning or weaving.

Contact: hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 25 July, 2-6pm
Machine knitting
machine knitting

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

Contact : Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Clones Lace

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

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

 

Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Max 5 students per class.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

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

 

Upcoming classes and workshops

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Machine Knitting Workshop : Sat 13 June, 2-6pm

This is a beginners’ class.  We have knitting machines in the studio but you can bring your own if you wish.  Cost is e60, which includes all materials.

For further information, contact Sorcha on sorchaharman@hotmail.com or on 085 844 9732, or myself.

 

Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers :  Sun 14 June, 2-5pm

The monthly meeting of The Eastern Region Guild Meet of The Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will take place in the studio over the shop next Saturday afternoon.  Free to attend plus there is free parking on Francis Street on Sundays.  You can try some spinning or weaving.  For further details, contact hello@weavespindye.ie.

 

Shuttle Tatting Workshop : Sat 27 June, 2-6pm

Join Gosia of Little Black Lace for our first ever tatting workshop!  Everybody leaves with something (a bracelet or a pair of earrings!)

Cost is e50 (includes all materials)

For further information, contact Gosia at info@littleblacklace.com or myself at info@theconstantknitter.ie or 087 996 7197

 

Irish Crochet / Clones Lace Workshop :  Sat 12 September, 11-6pm

Clones Lace workshop

Join Maire Treanor for another great 1-day workshop.  Learn how to make a Clones knot, a Clones Rose or Shamrock.  Or bring your own project to work on!

For more information, contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

Sewing Course every Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30pm) and Wednesday evenings (6.30-8.30pm)

This course is a 4-week course.  Max 6 students per class.  Sewing machines provided or bring your own.

For more information, contact Dee at dee@deeharte.com or on 087 652 8448

 

Knitting Class every Thursday evening (6.30-8.30pm)

Max 5 students per class.  Suitable for all levels.  We can lend you needles and yarn for your first class.

For further information contact Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie