February 26th, 2017 at the Hunt

Today four of met up for some craft time and chatter in the cafe of the Hunt Museum.

Unfortunately, I was so busy knitting and nattering that I neglected to take any pictures of our works in progress.I’ll make up for that oversight next weekend.

Our venue for Sunday, 5th March is Zest Cafe located in the Limerick City Gallery of Art.

We’ll be there from the usual time of about 2ish to about 5 ish.

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This jolly purple giant made us all smile as we made our way in. It’s part of a clean up Limerick campaign.

 

Hello June

How in the world is it June already? My word.

Hello. I hope you’re all fine and dandy. 🙂

 

First off, here is the meet up schedule for our group for the month of June.

Sunday 8th – The Hunt Cafe, Rutland Street, Limerick  from 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 15th – Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick from 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 22nd – The Hunt Cafe, Rutland Street, Limerick  from 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 29th – Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick from 2pm – 5pm

 

Secondly, another Hickey’s craft demonstration is planned for tomorrow, Saturday 7th June from 2pm to 4pm.

The venue is upstairs in the Cruises Street Hickeys.

The staff will set up a table with signs so you can’t miss it. Once you climb the stairs the table will be on your right hand side, nestled between bolts of fabric and shelves of crafty accessories.

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The items, with free tutorial sheets, that will be looked at tomorrow include a roll up picnic blanket made with oilcloth and furnishing cotton, a floor cushion and a peg bag.

The demo will be run by me (Lou here! Hello *waves* )

See you tomorrow.

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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 – Hunt Cafe, Hunt Museum, Patricks Street, Limerick  2pm – 5pm

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! 🙂

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 €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.

18th August Meet up

We’re trying out a new venue for our meet ups.

We will be meeting up in the Limerick Milk Market tomorrow at Bon Appetit .

Galettes shall be eaten, tea and coffee shall be enjoyed and our special guest shall be chatted with.

Our special guest is Mairead Sharry, the extremely talented spinner from the Aran Islands who has promised to come visit us.

You can check out some of her work at www.maireadsharry.blogspot.ie

Even if you don’t spin, it will be well worth the visit to see all our spinners in action.

Mairead is bringing alpaca fleecel for our spinners. You can have the chance to touch alpaca fleece and maybe see some of it being spun.

The Limerick Milk Market is an all weather venue so a bit of rain won’t spoil our meet up.

On a bit of a side note, one of our local yarn stores has been brave and created a business page for themselves on Facebook.

Triona in the Singer Sewing & Wool Centre is only lovely and it would be great to see her page likes hiked. There isn’t a lot of content on the page at the moment as it’s relatively new but that’s bound to change as time goes on. Thank you!

See you tomorrow at the Limerick Milk Market for a bit of a stitch and a bit of a bitch.

Cross Stitch Demo in Hickey’s Limerick

Mary O’Donnell did Limerick Stitch’n’Bitch proud on Saturday during our inaugural craft demo.

Mary worked up a sample cross stitch kit in advance of the day. She also brought along her own recently completed work.

Isn’t it cute? 🙂

The demo in Hickey’s Crusises street store ran from 10am until 12pm. This was followed by a second cross stitch demo in Hickey’s Parkway store.

Mary said that she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

The people who stopped at her table were treated to a display of cross stitch kits of different types and levels of difficulty.

Thanks to Mary’s advance preparation people were also able to take a piece of aida, embroidery thread and needle and create their very own cross stitch duck.

Our next demo is due to be on Saturday, 6th July. We’ll follow the same timetable with a demo in the Cruises street store in the morning followed by a demo in the Parkway store in the afternoon.

We got a mention in the paper!

The only itsy bitsy mistake in it is they say we meet every Sunday, but as you know, we meet every 2nd Sunday.

The next craft area to be focused on will be knitting. We’ll have more on that a bit closer to the time

Thanks to Mary promoting our group, we had another cross stitcher join our group on Sunday.

Liz brought in her current work-in-progress.

Sweet, isn’t it?

It’s lovely to see craft diversity in the group.

Our other new member Kay brought in this lovely fellow to show us. Isn’t he darling?

His bed turns into a bag.

Mary, who joined us a month ago, has started to knit and she’s doing very well indeed.

It was lovely to have Edell’s spinning wheel whirling in the corner. It piqued some of the patron’s interest.

We were joined by a lovely little girl who tried her hand at spinning and also showed interest in everyone’s works-in-progress. She was a charming addition to our group. We let her dad know that we meet in Zest every 2nd Sunday and would be delighted to show his daughter how to craft. We would also be delighted to share our skillsets with him too.

I think we’re all caught up now.

Killaloe World Wide Knit in Public Day is on Saturday, 15th June. It’s going to be in the vicinity of the library.

Happy crafting folks!