Tag: Community

Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 8 is Knit in Public Day!

KNOT members invite other knitters to join them in the Food Court at The Woodlands Mall from 11am – ???.  Plan to knit as long as you like and then perhaps do a bit of shopping while you’re there.

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.

Spring Charity Knit-In 2018

As always, the knit-in is open to anyone who likes to knit and/or crochet for charity.  Please help spread the word! Feel free to bring a food item to share with the group.  We will have an oven and a microwave to heat up food.  Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.  

 
The first 25 people to check-in will receive a door prize.  We will have a drawing for three raffle prizes at the end of the knit-in.  Everyone can earn one raffle ticket for each of the following and there is no limit to how many tickets you can earn:
  •  Attend the event
  •  Bring a non-member guest
  •  Turn in a completed, handmade charity item
  •  Donate a ball of acrylic/washable yarn for charity
 
We will play a knitting related game. Participation in the game is purely voluntary and the winners will receive prizes. If you want to play, be sure to bring your knitting notions.  Game rules will be revealed at the knit-in.  
 
To RSVP for the knit-in, please email  knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with the names of the people in your group (which will help me with the preparation of door prizes), and also email me if you have ideas/projects for charity knitting or any questions. 

 

Houston Fiber Fest 2017

Houston Fiber Fest 2017

There’s more to Houston Fiber Fest than just classes and shopping; there’s also the fun of meeting new friends! The Meet-Up Table in the atrium (look for the balloons!) is the place to be. There will be knit- and crochet-alongs, stitch marker swaps, demos, and lots of opportunities for you to talk with other Houston area fiber enthusiasts who share your interests. When the vendor hall closes on Friday and Saturday evening, gather at the table to coordinate group outings to local restaurants.

Charity – Knitted Knockers

Charity – Knitted Knockers

Our next Charity Knit In is planned for June 3, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Anne DeBeaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009. I hope many of you will be able to attend.  We have a comfortable facility that will accommodate as many as choose to attend.
 
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com so I can plan for supplies and patterns.  We will be kicking off a new charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers (soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors).  We will discuss whether there is enough interest in this project for KANG to provide these to some area hospitals.  There are specific guidelines regarding patterns and yarns that must be followed to insure the finished product is as comfortable as possible for the recipient.  I will provide the appropriate yarn to get you started.  Please visit knittedknockers.org for more information. 
 
If you plan on working on this project, you will need size 4 needles. I have been working on making Knitted Knockers for about a month getting a range of sizes ready for delivery to Ben Taub.  In making these “knockers”, I’ve used both dpns and a 40 inch circular.  Either of these work.  You do need needles with good points because you will be making lots of increases.  The prettiest increase on the finished product is a make 1 left.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
You may work on the charity project of your choice at the Knit In – but, your project does need to be for charity.  This event will be Pot Luck as we have done in the past.  There has always been a wide variety of tasty dishes!
 
Please join us for the fun – snacking, knitting, and door prizes!  I look forward to seeing many of you as we join together to –
 
          Do what we can, with what we have, where we are   
Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl

Paint Your Own Yarn Bowl

Purchase your spot through the KANG website and join us for two hours of creative fun as we decorate a ceramic yarn bowl. The bowls are 5-3/4″ wide and 3-1/2″ tall. Bowls will be fired at the studio and available to pick up at a later time. Tickets will be on sale 3/1.
 
See http://purpleglazepottery.com/ for more information about painting ceramics and the studio.
Central Texas Women’s Retreat

Central Texas Women’s Retreat

A CRAFTING WEEKEND JUST FOR WOMEN

Enjoy great food, knitting, yoga, crafts, massage, felting and more.

The Central Texas Women’s Retreat is a weekend for you to learn from others, share with new friends, and return feeling inspired.

Kid ‘N Ewe

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.

Come shop for tools and supplies in our three vendor halls totaling over 30,000 square feet of nationally-known vendors who provide a wide variety of artisan made goods.

Try something new, or hone your skills, by taking one or more of our 50+ workshops taught by talented artists from Texas and surrounding states.

Visit the animals up close and personal in the animal barn and be on hand for demonstrations and sales.

Kid ‘N Ewe has something for everyone! Come join us!

Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Join the 10th annual Hill Country Yarn Crawl!

Join us for ten fun-filled days crawling your way through 19 yarn shops around and about central Texas! Bring family, meet up with friends, make new ones, and see all the great things each shop has to offer. To add to the fun, you will have lots of chances to win PRIZES! Along the way, we hope you discover new ways to fuel your fiber passion and meet local fiber artists up close and delight in their wares. Best of all, rekindle your love for all the yarn and fibers the Hill Country has to offer.

See website for more details and how to play.

Stitches Texas

Stitches Texas

STITCHES is a fiber experience for knitters and crocheters. It includes classes on topics from design to finishing with every topic in between. The STITCHES Market is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss with vendors who come from across the United States and around the world to display the latest yarns and gadgets sure to inspire your creativity. The one-hour market sessions are designed to give you a taste of a topic to see if you want to pursue it further, and the free demonstrations and book signings occur for your enjoyment.