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Lisa Sisk is the co-owner of ‘This is Knit’, a yarn shop based in Dublin City Centre that specialise in Irish wools and locally hand-dyed yarns. She teaches classes for us in her store and in venues across Dublin.
Lisa Sisk is the co-owner of ‘This is Knit’, a yarn shop based in Dublin City Centre that specialise in Irish wools and locally hand-dyed yarns. Herself and her mum are both enthusiastic knitters, who enjoy learning new skills. Back in 2006 they brought this love of craft to a small market stall and we launched “This is Knit” online too. As it turned out, a lot of other Irish knitters were looking for high quality yarns, made from natural fibres, and so the business grew quickly into a thriving shop which now resides in the beautiful Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, just a stone’s through from Grafton Street in Central Dublin.
Lisa thrives on teaching and she adores that “a-ha” moment, when a new skill is mastered by a student. She teaches a variety of levels in her store and in venues across Dublin, from beginner knitting to professional finishing techniques. She feels it is always a privilege to help students progress and build on their confidence and skill each time they visit.
Lisa likes to introduce people to techniques that are a little out of the ordinary, which is why she has been teaching Mobius Knitting with KnittingTours.com for a few years now. The method is unusual, the effect is striking and the shape itself is a mathematical wonder! She pairs this technique with a stunning Irish yarn, aptly named “Soft Donegal”. This wool combines the softest merino fibres with the traditional spinning and dyeing methods of Donegal Yarns and the result is perfection.
We have been working with KnittingTours.com for a number of years now, offering knitting workshops to their visiting groups. The staff are always a pleasure to deal with, ready to assist with any query and professional in their communications. The groups themselves have been lots of fun to host - they come along to the workshops with oodles of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. We always look forward to these events, and to sharing our expertise (and our wares) with the tour members.