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Olga Krivenko coming to The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis St, Dublin 8

 

 

 

The Constant Knitter is very excited to welcome Olga Krivenko to do a workshop in Irish Crochet on Saturday, 23rd June.  The workshop will take place upstairs at 88 Francis Street from 11am to 4pm and will include lunch!

The cost for the day is €55.

You can bring your own materials but they will be available to purchase in the shop also.

To book your place, contact Rosemary on 087-996-7197, info@theconstantknitter.ie or drop in to the shop! 

 

 The Constant Knitter is now hosting knitting and crochet classes,  sewing classes by The Sewing Room and felting classes by Niki Collier Design as follows:

 

Knitting & Crochet from beginners to intermediate knitters wanting to finish a garment professionally

Thursdays

18.30 - 20.30

Sewing

Wednesdays

 

10.30 – 12.30

and

18.30 - 20.30

 

Saturdays

 

11.00 – 13.00

 

Felting

Fridays - see below

10.30 – 20.30

Our classes are small, ensuring that everybody gets the attention they need. Our premises are newly refurbished, spacious and bright. We have a kitchen and serve tea at every class. Plentiful parking, which is free after 19.00 and on Sundays, is available near the shop.  

For more information on classes or to enrol, call into the shop, The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8, or contact

Rosemary Murphy, info@theconstantknitter.ie / 087 996 7197

Theresa Czerniak, info@thesewingroom.ie / 085 726 0462

Niki Collier, herself@nikicollierdesign.com / 087 661 5066

A 10% deposit is requested on enrolment

One to One classes in spinning, knitting, crochet or sewing can be arranged by appointment. Fee: €30 (one hour)

Knitting and Crochet classes - 4 week courses

Knitting and crochet classes are held in small groups, so students can work at their own pace. For knitting beginners we will cover the basics of knit, purl, cast on and cast off. Participants will begin a simple project of their own choice. Those with more experience will explore the huge range of patterns available on-line, or you may bring your own pattern and purchase wool in the shop. You will learn how to follow patterns and combine knit and purl stitches into more advanced techniques. Course fee: €25 per class or €90 for 4 classes.

Sewing Classes

Theresa Czerniak, founder of the Sewing Room, originally trained as a dress designer and has spent the last 25 years working in various creative areas in the world of fabric and design. She has worked in a wide range of fields, from designing garments in hand-woven tweed, making one-off pieces in leather and suede for rock bands, creating costumes and drapes for TV commercials and film to working with delicate silk and lace for beautiful bridal wear. Theresa has also spent ten years working alongside interior designers, making everything from heavy drapes for period houses to fine silk Japanese blinds, draping marquees for weddings and crafting giant butterflies for themed events. She just loves fabric! You can find out more on Theresa’s website www.thesewingroom.ie or join The Sewing Room on Facebook. The Sewing Room also sells a range of haberdashery, such as scissors, pins, threads, needles, zips and much more.

The 6-week Sewing for All courses have small class numbers and are therefore suitable for all levels, from the complete beginner, who wishes to take up a pair of jeans or alter a skirt, to the more experienced seamstress making a garment from a commercial pattern. Please contact Theresa prior to starting class to discuss what you wish to cover, as everyone will be working on their own project.  Some sewing machines are provided, but please feel free to bring your own.  Material is not provided but you will be supplied with some fabric to get you started in the first class. You should bring your own basic sewing kit: dressmaking scissors, pins, needles etc. (These items are available to purchase in the shop and at the class if necessary.) Course fee: €145.

Felt Fridays – style up with your own hand-made accessories

 

Learn how to create striking pieces using a variety of fibres and fabrics. Flower Brooches, Rasta Ropes, Easter Nests and Nuno Cushions.  Have great fun with the versatile and exciting technique of feltmaking. Wet felting is a great craft to learn and will open limitless possibilites for you.  Beginner and experienced feltmakers welcome. 

Your facilitator will be Niki Collier, an accomplished textile designer and member of Feltmakers Ireland, who teaches this medium with passion.

COST : €25 for 1 class or €90 for 4 classes.  Includes all materials.

 

 

Small Felt Hats / Fascinators    

Come and join us in our small hats project and make a funny, fabulous, colourful hat! Due to time we would downsize them to a baby hat.

 

Cobweb Scarf         

 

 

Rasta Ropes     

 

Do something outrageous – adorn your hair, your neck or your wrists with sensuous felt ropes. There are various ways to make ropes and Niki would show some of the ways that she loves most. A special interest for experienced felters will be to learn the technique used by Lisa Klakulak, which Niki mastered with her at Felt in Focus Symposium, Denmark.  

 

Clutch Bag    

Unique, rich and tactile bag.  Create a colourful and clever felt clutch using a variety of fibres, textiles and yarn

 Felted clutch bags

 

For further details or to book, please contact :

Rosemary Murphy

m: 087 996 7197

info@theconstantknitter.ie, or

Niki Collier

m:  087 661 5066

herself@nikicollierdesign.com