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.



Hickey’s Craft Demonstration

Are you going to be in Limerick city today (Saturday, 17th May)?

Will you have some free time between 2pm to 4pm?

Do you fancy doing something for free?

If you do, then you might want to pop along to Hickey’s on Cruises Street to join a demonstration of quilting techniques.

You’ll see the above notions and fabric strips turned into:

  • A quilted coaster
  • An oilcloth placemat
  • A cafetiere cosy

The demonstration is being given by one of our members, Lou, in association with Hickeys.

The demo tutorial sheets are free and there’s no pressure to buy anything (but good luck resisting the temptation!).

Have a lovely Saturday whatever you get up to.

Happy crafting! 🙂

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!

An interesting proposal

Hickey’s on Cruises Street have approached us to see if our members would like to give demonstrations in a variety of different craft areas.

It would be one Saturday a month, though they are willing to be flexible to accommodate the craft demonstrator.

Lou will give a knitting demonstration and is taking them up on giving a course on knitting basics.

Edell has expressed interest in sharing her skills.

Hickey’s are also looking for a crafter who can demonstrate cross stitch and another who can demonstrate patchwork and another who can demo the use of embellishments.

Do we have any takers?

Hickey’s are looking to have an hour long demonstration in whichever craft is being shown.

They will provide a table and can also provide a sewing machine and other such resources.

Their ideal would be to have two demos during the day.

They are willing to negotiate remuneration for the crafters time.

Please send an email to limericksnb AT gmail DOT com if you would be interested in giving it a go or would like further information.

Our next meet up will be on May 5th from 2pm to 5pm in Zest Cafe, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick.

See you then! 🙂