I use the term, urban spinning to describe my type of handspinning. I define it as creating yarn on a well balanced drop spindle using luxurious spinning fibre which may be commercial or indie dyed roving or batts. Ahem…a fibre snob.
Why not pop in this Sunday 8th January and check out the action of the Dublin section of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers
I will be urban spinning at The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm
Photo copyright Helen Peyton
I am absolutely delighted to announce The Dublin Knit Collective (The DKC) will be at the Knitting and Stitching Show from Thursday 20th October to Sunday 23rd October 2016.
Photo copyright Knitworking.co.uk
The DKC will be hosting Knitworking, a good old fashioned stitch n bitch social. Knitwork with us, meet old friends and make new ones.
So, bring your knit or crochet WiPs (works in progress) and join me (@TheDKC) & my knitterly friends everyday during the Show from 2:30pm.
We will be spreading our love for Irish designers and Ravelry.com. If you are familiar with DKC events, there will be a draw to win Ravelry promo codes for knitting patterns from Littlefellers, Lunasa, Sparkles-Glitters, and UnderMeOxter.
Photo copyright Shawn Clark
Don’t forget to follow @TheDKC and @jenheartrugby on Twitter everyday during the K&S Show.
I love our new weekly segment, This Week with @TheDKC, knit & fiber social schedule and where to join us or follow us on Twitter & Instagram
Sunday 11th: the monthly meeting of the Dublin section of the Irish Weavers Spinners and Dyers at the usual time and place, The Constant Knitter from 2pm to 4:30pm. Also Carol Feller will be in the shop promoting her new book, Knitting Rainbows.
Friday 16th September It is Dublin Culture Night and Jackie & I will be at The Constant Knitter sharing the KNiT Culture love!
Join knitters Jackie & Diane this coming Friday 16th September at The Constant Knitter from 6pm to 9pm.
Try your hand at KNIT & PURL with a couple of knitting needles and some yarn.
Meet the indie dyer behind , Ellie & Ada. The newest member at The Constant Knitter who will show you the magic of using a drop spindle and turning fluff into yarn.
Find out about Dublin’s Knit Culture… knitting groups, the online knitting community and contemporary knitting.
I would like to think knitters were the star attraction at this year’s Irish Craft Beer Festival last Thursday evening.
For the past three years, Phil & Sue from Mountain Man Brewing Co.have found a unique way to bring knitters and craft beer enthusiasts to this annual event by hosting the one and truly Irish Pints n Purls event in Ireland.
A picnic table draped with a bright and cheerful crocheted themed table cloth
is perfectly situated directly across from Phil…
as Sue knitworks with knitters who have brought their wips and sips from their beer glasses.
This year, Sue organised two prize sponsors, Dublin Dye and Stolen Stitches. What a great opportunity for a chance to win such amazing prizes.
I am always amused by the passerbys and the curious who admired and commented on the colourful and thin yarn we were knitting with, it’s almost star-like quality attention.
My knitworking calendar is filling up this week.
I’ll be heading over to the the RDS for Mountain Man Brewing Co. annual Pints ‘n Purls gathering on Thursday 8th September. I’m still pondering which knitting project I will work on as I enjoy a pint at the Irish Craft Beer Festival.
This Saturday 10th September, I am very excited to be getting my knitterly hands on Carol Feller’s new book, Knitting with Rainbows and get my own signed copy at This is Knit.
We had so much fun making knitters at last year’s Culture Night…we’ve been invited to do it again.
Join us for Dublin Culture Night on Friday 16th September 2016.
It’s a night of KNiT Culture with Jackie, Laura & Diane at a special KNiT session. They will introduce you to the art of knit & purl and all the fun stuff that happens at a typical knit night in Dublin.
Venue: The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street. Dublin 8.
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Mountain Man Brewing Co. know that knitters are drawn to the craft beer scene. @mountainmansue a.k.a. Sue Cullen is the knitter behind the Pints ‘n Purls gathering coming to the Irish Craft Beer Festival on Thursday 8th September 2016.
Bring your knitting and cleanse your palate for an evening of Irish craft beer tastings.
I hope you’ll join me as I knit, sample craft beer with a bit of live Tweeting as @TheDKC from the RDS.
No need to sign up….just head over to the RDS on Thursday 8th September from 7pm.
Ticket and admission info is on the website .
The Dublin Knit Collective have 4 tickets for Admission up for grabs.
To enter the competition just name a knitting pattern designed by an Irish or Irish-based designer, in the comments below by 8pm Sunday 28th August 2016.
Competition is now closed….
Congratulations to Rebecca and Hazwool winners of a pair of tickets to Pints n Purls
Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day!
This day has finally arrived and so has our knit.crochet.drink tea on WWKiP Day event.
The fun kicks off at 11am at The Constant Knitter
Lots happening today so join us for our Fastest Knitter Competition at 1pm.
Anyone wearing a handknit or crochet FO can enter the Wear 2Be Seen prize draw.
Everyone who joins us between 11am to 3pm can win any one of spot prizes.
We also have a fantastic prize pool for our Charity Raffle ~ Cats Aid Dublin. Get your tickets today…
Knit. Crochet. Drink tea with The Dublin Knit Collective on World Wide Knit in Public Day
The DKC is excited to be a part of WWKiP Day, a global celebration founded by Danielle Landes in 2005. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each others company.
WWKiP Day is unique, in that it is the largest knitter run event in the world.
On Saturday 18th June 2016, The DKC will to be hosting one of two WWKiP Day events in Dublin
Rosemary Murphy, proprietor of The Constant Knitter has generously offered the Studio as this year’s venue for The DKC’s exciting knitworking event. It will be a great day to enjoy the company of knitters.
There will be prizes, prizes, prizes…. Spot prizes for just coming to our celebration, prize draw for wearing one of your handknits… There is a Fastest Knitter competition and a charity raffle for Cats Aid Dublin.
Cat Bordhi, author of several knitting books and innovative knitter who gave us the unique moebius cast on, is coming to The Constant Knitter.
LYS (local yarn shop) proprietor, Rosemary Murphy is calling on the Dublin Knit Collective to do what we do best… Knitworking!
So, join us at our special knit and knatter with Cat Bordhi on Monday 9th May at 5:30pm
I’ll try not to get all star struck when I meet her… Do you think she’ll mind if I get a selfie with her?
This is a free event at