Tipperary Knit and Natter Group

Mary McDonnell is our lovely cross stitcher. She has let us know about a new group that she is running. Another group of like minded crafters to meet up with. Lovely! ūüôā

Here's Mary cross stitching in Hickey's, Cruises Street, Limerick during their June cross stitching demo

Here’s Mary cross stitching in Hickey’s, Cruises Street, Limerick during their June cross stitching demo

Mary writes:

The Tipperary Knit & Natter group is a new weekly crafts gathering, taking place in Tipperary Town. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at Dalton House on Emmet Street. Its an informal gathering- we sit around, with a pot of tea and some nice biscuits, and we each work away on our own projects, such as knitted jumpers, crocheted dog jumpers etc! Some of us are learning how to crochet too, with helpful tips from those who are more experienced. We chat away and the night flies by!

New members are always welcome. Although we meet at 7pm, you can feel free to call in any time up to about 9pm when we usually pack up our needles and wool, and head away home.

You can join us on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/tippknitters

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Our 2nd Meet up of 2014

Five of us met up in the Hunt Museum Cafe.

Mary's colourful cross stitch threads

Mary’s colourful cross stitch threads

 

Mary cross stitching away

Mary cross stitching away

 

Edell has another Puerperium cardigan on the go. She's using FAB DK yarn

Edell has another Puerperium cardigan on the go. She’s using FAB DK yarn

 

 

Lou finally sewed buttons onto two completed Puerperium cardigans.

Lou finally sewed buttons onto two completed Puerperium cardigans.

Next week, Sunday 26th January, we will be in Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square from 2pm until 5pm.

Now, we may not be there at 2pm sharp. If you don’t see us, just get yourself a lovely cuppa, settle yourself in a chair and you’ll see our lot drift in and proceed to take out our crafty notions. Just be patient with us, okay? Ours is a relaxed group and Sunday is a chilled out day.

Now, the staff in the venues that we meet up in don’t always realise that we’re there. Zest cafe can be busy and depending on the staff member, they may be new or not generally work on a Sunday, so they may not know who to point you towards.

With the Hunt Cafe, their management know that we’ll be there, but the Hunt Museum reception/shop staff are different and may not realise that we’re downstairs. Someone rang the Hunt museum shop/reception and asked after our group. The poor staff member looked in the event book and didn’t see our name (as we don’t book a room we just use the cafe) and told the person enquiring that there was no such group. This isn’t the staff members fault. The poor guy just didn’t know.

So, just to clarify, when our blog and our facebook page state that we’ll be in the Hunt Cafe or Zest on a particular Sunday, trust that we will be there on that particular Sunday. Calling the venue and asking the staff to confirm that we’re there will leave you none the wiser.

Our group numbers vary from 2 people to 12 people. It depends on the weather, the time of year, how busy people are, what else is going on in the city etc. Regardless of whether there are 2 or 20 of us, just come on over and say hi. We’ll be delighted to meet you.

If you want to make contact with us prior to coming to our group then send us an email to limericksnb AT gmail DOT com. Alternatively, send us a message on our facebook page. Either Lou or Edell will get back to you.

 

 

 

 

 

January & February 2014 – SnB Meet up dates

Sunday 12th January¬† –¬† Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick¬†¬† 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 19th January¬† –¬† Hunt Cafe, Hunt Museum, Patricks Street, Limerick¬† 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 26th January –¬† Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick¬†¬† 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 2nd February –¬† Hunt Cafe, Hunt Museum, Patricks Street, Limerick¬† 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 9th February –¬† Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick¬†¬† 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 16th February РHunt Cafe, Hunt Museum, Patricks Street, Limerick  2pm Р5pm

Sunday 23rd February –¬† Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick¬†¬† 2pm – 5pm

 

 

Well hello 2014!

We at Limerick SnB hope that you have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

If you are one of the stalwart employees who works over the holiday season in order to facilitate other peoples enjoyment of it, we salute you and hope that January brings you some well deserved rest.

We will be meeting up again on January 5th. No surprises for guessing that January 5th is a Sunday! ūüôā

The Hunt Museum will be our venue. You will find us downstairs in the Cafe. Our meet up will coincide with the Museum’s Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) celebration.

Here is a link to the Hunt Museum Facebook page and to their Nollaig na mBan Facebook event page.

Image copied from the Hunt Musuem Facebook page

Image copied from the Hunt Musuem Facebook page

Their Nollaig na mBan celebration is described as

a miscellany of story, music, readings, poetry, song and dance in celebration of women and the tradition of Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas).
All the Christmas festivities will be followed by refreshments.

A ‚ā¨5 contribution is asked for by The Hunt Museum.

Our group will meet at our usual time of 2pm so that we will have a chance to catch up with each other and meet new people before the Nollaig na mBan event starts.

See you Sunday!

 

*Please note that our group is, and always has been, open to all genders, ages, and abilities. We’re happy to see new faces and to meet people new to crafting.