DFW Fiber Fest 2018

**Class Registration is now Open!**

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.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page.)

CHIX Mtg – One-Skein Projects

Due to a scheduling conflict, our February meeting has been changed to the One-Skein Project we talked about at the December party.  In case you missed the last couple meetings, here are the details.

Either knit a small project using a single skein of yarn or look through the projects you already have finished and pick one you don’t mind getting  rid of!  Bring it to the February meeting where we will auction them off to each other – no real money here, just “Paula Bucks”, the fake bucks that Paula has been handing out at each meeting.  Don’t worry if you don’t have any bucks – some people who only have a few (like me!) will likely give theirs away to others.

The auctioned items will also be anonymous.  Come to the meeting even if you don’t have anything to auction – you may get some ideas for future projects!

KIK Mtg – Sock KAL

For January’s program, we will have a Sock knit along. We will be learning a two-at-a-time on two needles technique. 

KNIT Mtg – Crochet Basics

Are you Bi-crafty?  Our own Linda Demaray will introduce us to crochet basics!  If you knit, crochet makes wonderful edging and cast-ons.  If you crochet, please come and help those of us as we learn to crochet.  No homework; just bring a J or K hook and some worsted weight yarn!

KNOT Mtg – Fiber Fest from a Vendor

Shelley Martella, owner of Threads & Ewe, will speak about fiber festivals from the vendor’s side of the table.  Her online shop sells both yarn and quilting fabric, and she will bring some of each to sell.  Members who want something specific may contact Shelley prior to the meeting so that she can bring what they want.  www.threadsandewe.com

KNOW Mtg – Hand Dyeing w/ Natural Dye

This month’s program on Hand-Dying Yarn With Natural Dyes is being presented by Penny and Peggy of Sky Loom Weavers in Cat Springs, Texas.  Penny and Peggy will talk about the process they use to create beautiful yarn using flowers, plants, and other natural materials, and show us how we can do it at home. They will also be bringing hand-dyed yarn from their shop that will be available for sale. 

KIK Mtg – Sockathon!

The February program will be a sockathon, so bring a sock pattern, needles and yarn as we all knit socks. Helpers will be available to those first timers. Ann Furlough will teach casting on for 2 at a time socks, cuff down. For this you will need a 47″(or longer) circular needle.

KNOW Mtg – Show us your favorites!

Everyone has that favorite project, pattern, yarn, or notion.  This is something that is not one of your current show and share items(unless it is one of your favorites).  Maybe it’s yarn that been in your stash for years, a project that you have always loved, or a notion that you can’t live without.  Please bring yours to our November meeting for a mega show and share.  Be prepared to tell us why it is your favorite – Is it super cozy or squishy?, Was it super challenging?  It is a quick knit that is great for gift-giving? Maybe it holds some sentimental meaning.

A group of our members arrive early to eat before the meeting. Please feel free to join us.