Guild Meeting - July 11, 7pm, doors open at 6PM for social knitting
Come celebrate summer with your guild friends at our first annual (we hope) summer party. There will be games and ice cream and prizes and a special show and tell. Most importantly, we will be knitting for the very worthy Rose Haven shelter. Completed a strip and need to seam it to another? There will be a knitting circle for that. Want to start a strip or square? We'll help you find a welcoming circle and a kit for that too. Working on a whole blanket by yourself? You'll find lots of people to cheer you on. Working on non-blanket projects you just can't put down? We understand and of course, you will always have a place with us.
Guild Meeting - October 10, 7pm, doors open at 6PM for social knitting
A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie,” JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it’s sure to catch her eye. She shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals, and through her book Charts Made Simple. Her latest venture is Stitch-Maps.com, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.
JC will introduce us to stitch maps: the what, where, why, and how. What is a stitch map, and why are more and more knitters choosing to follow them? JC will explains what makes stitch maps so cool, where you can find them – and how you can create them yourself.
Guild Meeting - December 12, 7pm, doors open at 6PM for social knitting
Lessons from a Knit Wit – Brad Clark: Author, Artist, and Professional Speaker.
In addition to showing art around Portland, Brad speaks at conferences, conventions and business meetings. Audiences leave inspired to put their best energy toward their best work… so they can live their best lives. Like a professional Organizer helps clean out your closets, Brad helps entrepreneurs and leaders de-clutter, change perspective, and find joy in their work and personal lives.
But… for this December Guild meeting he will share a special presentation:
Lessons from a Knit Wit
Brad and his life-long sweetheart, Cheri, owned The Naked Sheep Knit Shop for 12 years. Cheri is now a designer and instructor working at Twisted Yarn Shop. Living with a knitter for over 30 years has taught Brad a lot. He will be sharing insightful lessons, humorous stories, and tips to keep from unraveling during the holidays and all year long. He will also be selling and signing copies of his Knitting-themed Children's book, There's Only One You.