Charles Clark will be introducing us to Tunisian Crochet!!! If time allows, we will begin our Christmas Tree Garland, so bring your yarn and appropriate needles. Christmas in July!!
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!
For January’s program, we will have a Sock knit along. We will be learning a two-at-a-time on two needles technique.
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!
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
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.
Quick – Easy Gifts
* Member discussion ideas
* Members will make soap covers (Knitted & Crochet)
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.
The first clue in the Guild’s Mystery KnitALong is released!
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.