2020 Camp Allen Retreat

The Camp Allen Retreat for next year will be held April 30 – May 3.  Mark your calendars now!

East Texas Fiber Festival

Come and join the fun at the East Texas Fiber Festival Growers, spinners, creators of all kinds are welcome!  There will be vendors, demonstrations, a silent auction, and classes.

Friday – noon to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm

 

Camp Woolslayers

Registration is open!

WHERE: Camp Woolslayers will be held in Wimberley, Texas at the Wimberley Inn
WHEN: May 17-19, 2019 (Friday afternoon through Sunday morning with an option to add Thursday night) 
WHO: Sallie, Allyn and the best group of Woolslayers around! 
WHAT: A fun, cozy, casual, relaxing knitting retreat in a cute tourist town.

BONUS: This year’s retreat will feature a half-day market with carefully curated vendors.

See more information and discussion of this event in the Woolslayer’s  Ravelry group!

ROOMS: We have 3 types of rooms available as well as the option to arrive Thursday for an extra night at The Wimberley Inn.

  • Standard 2 Queen Beds – $330 double occupancy (half a room left to share with Nanaspacas on Ravelry)
  • Standard 1 Queen Bed – $320 Double / $565 Single Occupancy
  • Standard 1 King Bed – $330 Single Occupancy /$585 Double Occupancy
  • Thursday Night – Standard 2 Queens $80 double occupancy /$155 Single
  • Thurs night – 1 King – $155 Single / $80 Double
  • Thurs Night – 1 Queen – $145 Single / $75 Double

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHARING A ROOM: You MUST already have your bedmate chosen and that person is committed to registering for the retreat.

Price includes a 2 night stay, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, entry into the market, entry into the raffle (everyone is a winner), and a goodie bag. Please note that no meals are included in the Thursday night stay, and no retreat activities are planned until Friday afternoon. It is just an option if you would like extra time to get away and relax or explore Wimberley.

THINGS TO KNOW: Lunches will be on your own or in small groups. This is a great way to explore the adorable quirky shopping town of Wimberley and their many local restaurants. Please prepare for buying your lunches as well as shopping in the market. 

There is an LYS in Wimberley called PLY

Wimberley also boasts several parks for hiking, swimming holes and exploration if that is something that interests you. Camp Woolslayers will not have an official outing but you are welcome to partake in these activities on your own or with other campers. 

We are even more excited for the Retreat this year and we hope to see you there!

DFW Fiber Fest 2019

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning. 

Knitting in the Hills Retreat

Registration will open Sunday, July 29th at 1pm CST!

We are thrilled to be back at the Horseshoe Bay Resort again this year. Located just off of Lake LBJ near Marble Falls, TX,  there are beautiful walking trails, bike rentals available, golf courses including a putting course, fitness center and on-site spa.

Our 2019 Teaching Lineup includes Andrea Mowry, Cecelia Campochiaro, & Juju Vail. Juju will also be presenting our Saturday Night Talk!

You can read more about our teachers and the classes they will be offering at this event in our newsletter.

Sea Purls Cruise

Join us for Sea Purls 2019 and enjoy four days with a great group of knitting enthusiasts, family and friends! We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Freedom on Saturday 2/09/19 at 4 PM. We will have a day at sea on Sunday 2/10, visit Cozumel on Monday 2/11, have another day at sea on Tuesday 2/12 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30am Wednesday 2/13.

Our knitting workshops will take place during our two days at sea. We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.

If you would like to register or have have any questions regarding the cruise please reach out to Hope at 972-679-3959! You will also find updated information at the Yarn & Stitches website and Facebook page:
http://www.yarnandstitches.com
https://www.facebook.com/YarnAndStitches

 

KANG Winter Workshop with Alissa Barton

 

We are pAlissa Bartonleased to announce that KANG will host a workshop and trunk show featuring Alissa Barton of Knitting Fairy Designs in February 2019.  A teacher with more than 30 years’ experience, Alissa is known throughout the fiber community as its go-to source for anything and everything involving knitting, from cast-on to bind-off.  Her Knitting Fairy patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and are available on Ravelry.  Alissa has taught classes at workshops, guilds, and retreats throughout the country since 1990, having most recently been an instructor at the Lambs on the Run retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado, along with Ann Budd, Romi Hill, Jennifer Miller, and Norah Gaughan.

The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, at the Courtyard by Marriott Westchase, 9975 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, 77042 (between Beltway 8 and S. Gessner).  Following are the class offerings and workshop schedule.

 

 

 

Download homework and materials for all classes

OWNING THE DECREASE (3-hour class):  $40
Saturday, 2/2/19 9 am – 12 pm 

We are all familiar with using decreases to shape our knitting, and we all know that we like working certain decreases and dislike others. Have you ever thought about how you can change the type of decrease and alter the overall look of the design?  Picture a beautiful lace flower, where it comes to a point at the tip of a leaf.  Have you ever wondered how you might have made it look more pointed or rounded?  Maybe you aren’t a fan of P2togbl—is there something you can do to make it easier?  We will explore not just decreases, but the art of the stitch and how to bend it to our whimsy.  Our project will be a lovely shawl featuring the decreases taught in class. 

  • Experience level – Intermediate to Advanced
  • Skills needed – Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off
  • Skills learned – Single decreases, double decreases, paired decreases, feathered decreases, purlside arrowhead decrease, purl centerline double decrease, knit left double decrease, and others. 

 

 

 

KITCHENER IN PATTERN (3-hour class):  $40
Saturday, 2/2/19 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Many knitters avoid the Kitchener Stitch. It’s NOT hard!  Learn not only how to work a basic Kitchener in stockinette and garter stitch, but how to weave your knitting together in patterns—even lace!  We will use one of our samples to make a cute cup cozy. 

  • Experience level – Advanced
  • Skills needed – Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off

 

PICTURE YOUR KNITS (6-hour class):  $80 (add lunch for an additional $9)
Sunday, 2/3/19 9 am – 12 pm/1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Welcome to Intarsia!  Intarsia is the art of changing colors within your knitting to create a picture without adding to the thickness of your knitting. In true Intarsia, the tails are never carried, but you will learn how to deal with them expertly and efficiently.  In this class, we will explore changing colors in straight lines, diagonals, rounded edges, and florals to create pictures within your knitting. You do not need to be an expert to work Intarsia, just willing!  In class, we will learn the skills necessary to knit a beautiful lace shawl with an Intarsia border. Charts for users of Knit Companion will be available. 

  • Experience level – Beginner to advanced
  • Skills needed – Cast on, knit, purl, bind off

 

TRUNK SHOW
Saturday, 2/3/19 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm

In addition to the workshop, a trunk show of Alissa’s original Knitting Fairy designs, along with a selection of hand-dyed yarn from Theodora’s Pearls, is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are registered for a class. 

Registration is now open to the public.  Non-guild members will be charged an additional $25 to register with the option of joining the Guild. If you wish to join the Guild, please go to this page: http://knitatnight.org/join.

Kid ‘N Ewe Fiber Festival

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

This year the festival will be held in a new location – the Hill Country Youth Event Center in Kerrville, TX.

Fall Charity Knit-in

Come join us and knit or crochet for charity on October 6th, from 8 to 12 at St Anne de Beaupre Catholic Church, 2810 Link Road, Houston, 77009. Bring a friend or two (KANG member or not) and help spread the word. We will have yarn available for projects; please supply your own needles or hooks. Patterns for our charity projects can be found here.

  • Bring a dish to share; we will provide water, tea, and coffee
  • Bring a non-perishable food item for donations to a local food bank
  • Bring a giftwrapped single skein of yarn for a fun game, if you want to play
  • And bring cash or your checkbook for our silent auction with amazing items to bid on

Please RSVP to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com.

As always, great door prizes await you!  Looking forward to another fun-filled day with everyone!