Posts tagged ‘group’

03/10/2014

KNiT in the CiTY: Cow’s Lane

I am delighted to announce three knitworking sessions in Cow’s Lane for a craft bombing project

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Calling knitters of all levels – it’s time to Knitwork!!  Get involved in craft bombing Cow’s Lane. Join our free knitting sessions and make your own woolly creations to add to the craft bombing project as part of UNRAVEL. Suitable for all levels. Bring needles and wool.

What we need you to knit:
–  squares / rectangles either 25cm wide or 46cm wide and any length, in bright colours
–  stripes, flowers, shapes, patterns – all good!

Knitwork at The Queen of Tarts
Tuesday 14th & 21st October: 10am – 12 noon 
Wednesday 15th October: 5.00pm – 6.30pm                    

Can’t make it to a Knitwork session but want to donate some of your knitting to the craft bombing project?Just drop/post your knitting for craft bombing to: 

The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 2 before 23rd October.

Contact newinoldcity@gmail.com with any queries.

Join the chat!
Facebook: New in the Old City
Twitter: @NewintheOldCity #Unravel

No needles or yarn? Drop into The Constant Knitter , mention unravel to receive 10% off your knitworking purchase.

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01/09/2013

The KNiT

The KNiT is a Dublin Knit Collective initiative for Dublin Knitters to share their love for knitting.

Here at Knitting HQ, September is the start of a new knitting year and new projects. To kick off The KNiT, I want to share my knitterly passion by organising knitting sessions for beginners in Dublin 6.

Knitworking is a casual and informal meeting in a local cafe.

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What will it cost?
Your beginner’s lesson is FREE!!!! However, you will be required to make a purchase from the cafe’s menu (it’s also about supporting the local business : )

What knitting skills will you learn?
Let’s start with the basics with cast on, knit and purl stitches…and take it from there.

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What do you need to bring to the knitworking session?

1) Knitting needles: the best size to learn on is 5.5mm to 7mm. You can select bamboo, wood, metal, plastic

2) Yarn: The best yarn to get is something simple and bright, try a DK weight or maybe something a bit thicker. Try looking for something easy to see and not too fancy. Your yarn does not need to be boring. All I ask that the yarn NOT BE BLACK as you will not see your stitches. Do not choose yarn that is too fluffy or wispy as it will be a nightmare to knit with.

Why am I knitworking?

Because I’m a bit KNiT obsessive and I’m hoping you’ll be too ; )

Where can I buy knitting needles and yarn?

Knit ‘nd Make in the Swan Centre (Rathmines, Dublin 6)
Springwools (Walkinstown, Dublin 12)
Stitch (Santry, Dublin 9)
The Constant Knitter (Christchurch, Dublin 8)
The Knitting Room (Donnycarney, Dublin 3)
This is Knit (City Centre, Dublin 2)

Other retail shops that sell knitting needles and yarn:

Avoca, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Hickey’s Henry Street, Dublin 1 and The Square, Tallaght
Take me Home, Nutgrove Shopping Centre,
Trimmings, Capel Street, Dublin 1

Coming soon: Personal shopping advice for the beginner knitter : )

For more info on the knitworking sessions and personal shopping advice please email: dublinknitcollective(AT)gmail(DOT)com

02/02/2013

What’s New: Marino Fairview Knitting & Crochet Circle

Marino/Fairview, Dublin 3 is an area with a diverse population, so Helen came up with an idea to organise a local and affordable meet up so people could exchange ideas and crafting skills on a monthly basis.

February’s meet up will be held on Wednesday 13th February from 8pm in a local hall that has kindly offered the craft group a space for a very affordable fee. The cost – including tea / coffee andsome nice biscuits, is €4.