The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough. ~ Colum McCann I wonder if the author has ever picked up a drop spindle or a spinning wheel? If you are in the vicinity of Francis Street tonight drop in on The Constant Knitter and let Dublin spin.
This fibre was gifted to me by Dublin based fiberista, Prettyfunkyfibre. Smokin' rolags just waiting to be spun
It’s that time of year and this year’s spinning event, the Tour de Fleece is only one week away. Wipe tbe dust off your spinning wheel or drop spindle, head over to their Ravelry group, join Team WeaveSpinDyeIE and start spinning-along when the Tour de France takes off on Saturday 7th July. Did you know… Continue reading Tour de Fleece Spin along
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… Continue reading Urban spinning
I love the rhythm a spinning drop spindle as it gains speed and momentum. My fingers draft out the fibers, and magically the twisted fibre becomes handspun. Handspinning is relaxing and it is instant gratification as I can spin 50g faster than I can knit it. There is a spinning frenzy once a month in… Continue reading Work that Fiber
I am delighted to announce The Constant Knitter will be participating in this year's Dublin Culture Night on Friday 18th September from 6pm to 9pm. LYS proprietor, Rosemary Murphy has organised mini-workshops and demonstrations in crewel embroidery and wet felting. Also invited to partake in the festivities is yours truly, in the Studio above the… Continue reading Knit Culture Night 18.09.2015 @ 1800h
There is an old but new and re-branded group in town, Eastern Region group of the IGWSD meet monthly on the third Sunday of each month. Spinners and weavers are invited to bring their wheels, drop spindles and looms on Sunday 22nd February , to The Constant Knitter's studio space on Francis Street. Here's some… Continue reading Urban Spinning in Dublin with WeaveSpinDye
When you hear the phrase, "I am spinning..." Do you think I am exercising? or do you think I am sitting on my front porch spinning sheep's fleece into wool? Actually, I am spinning fibre with a drop spindle... As of today, I am now calling myself an urban spinner. What is urban spinning, you… Continue reading Urban Spinning