Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

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

 

 

IGWSD monthly meeting – Sun 10 April

Friday, April 8th, 2016

 

IGWSD

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.

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

 

Tatting Workshop – Sat, June 2-6pm

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Shuttle tatting workshop

Shuttle tatting workshop

After much searching, we have finally found somebody – Gosia Sokolowska – to give a shuttle tatting workshop!  Have a look at her website www.littleblacklace.com to see her work.

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

Date:       Saturday, 27 June from 2-6pm

Cost:        e50 (includes all materials)

Contact:  Gosia on info@littleblacklace.com, or Rosemary on 087 996 7197 or info@theconstantknitter.ie

 

 

Drawing with Your Sewing Machine workshop

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Janet Clare workshop

Janet Clare workshop

Janet Clare, renowned quilter, embroiderer and fabric designer will be giving a workshop here next Tuesday, entitled Drawing with Your Sewing Machine.  We had a cancellation so 2 places have come up

You will need to bring your own sewing machine set up for free motion quilting (darning foot and feed dogs down).

Date & Time:  Tuesday, 14 April from 11am to 4pm

Course Fee:     Euro85 (includes lunch)

Contact:           louise.w.bell@gmail.com

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 (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00pm:  crochet with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com 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 (hello@weavespindye.ie).

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.  (mariakarintapper@gmail.com)

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

 

Basket making

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Basket by Kathleen McCormick

Basket by Kathleen McCormick

 

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

Basket made by Kathleen McCormick

While Kathleen McCormick was teaching a basket-making workshop upstairs last Saturday, she made this one for me – I absolutely love it.  The colours are wonderful – they don’t really show up in the photograph – plum, russet and yellow-green.  Everybody went home with a beautiful basket!

 

Tatting & Irish Crochet

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lizbeth threads and tatting shuttles

Lots of Lizbeth threads (size 20) in a vast array of colours just arrived.  This thread is ideal for Irish Crochet and tatting.

We also have a few different types of tatting shuttles.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming classes

Friday, September 12th, 2014

 

The Constant Knitter

The Constant Knitter

We have some really exciting and new classes and workshops coming up in the next few weeks.  They all take place in the beautiful studio over the shop:

Regular Weekly Classes

Tuesday mornings 11.00 – 1.00pm:  knitting with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00p,:  crochet with Maria McGann (mariamcgann@gmail.com or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  (dee@deeharte.com or 087 652 8448)

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  knit and crochet class

Workshops

Saturday 25 October 11.00 to 6.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Lace workshop with the renowned Maire Treanor

Saturday 8 November: sewing and embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 November:  patchwork quilt weekend with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 22 November: Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 29 November:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 6 December:  Christmas workshop with Maria Tapper – screen printing and embroidery (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

Saturday 13 December: sewing and embroidery with Maria Tapper (mariakarintapper@gmail.com or 087 769 0873)

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

 

 

Irish Crochet Lace / Clones workshop

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Clones Burano mask by Maire Treanor

Clones Burano mask by Maire Treanor

Just a few days left to book your place on Maire Treanor’s workshop here next Saturday, 8th March.

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

Time:      Sat 8th March, 11am to 5pm

Cost:       e50 for the day

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