Swing Knitting - Saturday, September 3rd

Brigitte Elliott will be our speaker this September for our first meeting of the year. Brigitte will present a program on Swing Knitting: Using It’s Approach to Designing. Check out Brigitte's Swing Knitting website to see her work.  

In Brigitte's afternoon workshop, Autumn Fusion Shawl, we will knit a one-skein wonder shawl using one skein of Zauberball Crazy or any variegated other sock weight yarn plus an accompanying solid yarn, students will create this little triangular shawl/scarf. Students will learn how to make short rows by using a Double Stitch instead of the typical Wrap and Turn technique.

Autumn Fusion Shawl workshop flier

Come join us for the first meeting of the new year and show off your summer knitting.

Escaped from 20 years as a Beginner Weaver - Saturday, May 7th

Our very own Peg MacMorris will be our speaker for May.  She will share her retrospective on how she escaped from 20 years as a beginner weaver.  After her program, Peg will continue to share her knowledge and experience in her "Going Beyond Four - Take the Challenge to go from Four to Eight Shafts" workshop.  

For more information, see the following link for the workshop flier or the May Volksweaver. 

Going Beyond Four workshop flier

 

 

Member-to-Member Sale & Spin-Knit In - Saturday, April 2nd

It's that time of year again (where has the year gone?).  The Annual Member-to-Member sale is this Saturday, April 2nd, after the general meeting. So take a break from the Yarn Fest and come to the guild meeting to see what our members have to offer. Last year I went crazy and bought tons of Schafewald Farm yarn to weave a blanket (no, it's not done yet). 

Stick around after the sale for a guild Spin-In/Knit-In. Bring your wheels or your WIPs and spend some time with your fellow guild members doing what we love to do best.  

See you on Saturday!

Treenway Silks Trunk Show - Saturday, March 5th

Susan DeBois of Treenway Silks, will be our speaker in March. Susan is bringing many woven and knitted items to view as part of her program "Forever in Silk". Be prepared, she will bring yarns for you to purchase after the program and before her workshop.   

The afternoon workshop is "Silk Fusion" and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Following is a link to the workshop flier and Treenway Silks webiste.

Silk Fusion workshop flier

https://www.treenwaysilks.com/index.php

Swedish Art Weaves - Saturday, February 6th

Joanne Hall, nationally known weaver, will present a program on Swedish weaving, equipment, warping, and weaves at the February 6th guild meeting.  Prior to her program presentation, Joanne will teach a two-day Swedish Art Weaves workshop on Thursday & Friday, February 4th - 5th.  

For more information, see the following link for the workshop flier or the February Volksweaver.  Space is limited but there are a few spots still left.  To register, contact our Vice President at the following link. 

Swedish Art Weaves workshop flier

Contact Vice President to register for workshop

 

Holiday Potluck - Saturday, January 2nd

Come one, come all to our January Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Join us during our monthly meeting to share holiday goodies, scholarship presentations, holiday show-and-tell, and gift exchange. Bring a place setting and a dish to share.  We expect to have lots of laughter, good food, and sharing as a way to end 2015 and being 2016. 

The gift exchange is voluntary. If you want to participate, bring a wrapped gift and the limit is $10. Please label your gift if it is for a specific type of fiber craft, such as weaver, spinner, knitter, etc.