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.
At our meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018, longtime KNOW member and sock-knitting expert Lynn Hensley will present her program on “Sock Fundamentals.” Lynn will explain in detail basic sock construction and architecture, discuss the most popular heel and toe options, describe how and what to measure for a perfect fit, as well as talk about needle choices and appropriate yarns to use. This program is aimed toward knitters of all skill levels, so please join us.
Our KNOW Annual Holiday Party is scheduled for December 10, 2018, at Spring Creek Barbecue. If you’d like to participate in the (optional) gift exchange, please bring with you a wrapped, unlabeled knitting notion (or notions) worth approximately $15. For additional exciting details about the Holiday Party, watch your inbox!
Note: This is the last meeting at which cold-weather charitable contributions will be collected.
For our November meeting, Elizabeth Spies will continue her Brioche program. Last month we covered one color brioche. This month we will jump into two-color brioche. Elizabeth recommends you bring two yarns with high color contrast, and double pointed or circular needles a few sizes smaller than normal for your weight yarn. I love brioche and I hope you will fall in love too – come to our meeting and learn to love brioche!
The October program consists of small groups and problem solving.
- How to fix mistakes in a pattern
- How to fix dropped stitches
- How to keep your rows straight when crocheting
We are so excited to begin our two month journey into Brioche knitting with Elizabeth Spies. Elizabeth will take us through one color brioche at the October meeting and two color brioche at the November meeting. Join us and get your brioche on!!
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.