by Shela Perrin
Guest Speaker: Overcoming the Fear of Hand Dyed Yarns and Variegation by Ana Campos
In person meeting at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church located at 1907 NE 45th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. 97213. Doors opened at 6:00 pm for social knitting. In person and virtual program began at 7:00 pm and there was no entry after 7:00pm. In person attendance is limited to 75 people so you must RSVP online to save a seat. Masks are recommended but not required. To continue to be accessible to everyone we will continue to have a virtual format.
Meeting volunteers are needed to set up and put away chairs and tables, registration, meeting assistance, A/V support, the help desk and to monitor the zoom chat. If you are interested please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seth is our volunteer chair and he can answer any questions you may have about volunteering.
Kate Perry made the acknowledgment of the land we are gathering on as traditionally stewarded by indigenous peoples since time immemorial.
2023 membership from July through December is $17.50. Annual membership is $35.00. All memberships are up for renewal at the beginning of the new year. If you renew or begin your 2024 membership during 2023 the rate is discounted to $30.00. Scholarships and gift memberships are available. Just send a note to email@example.com or visit our website at puddletownknittersguild.com/membership.
If you know of any upcoming fiber events or have a guild speaker or topic idea, please email those to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle prizes for this meeting are $25.00 gift certificates brought to us from Starlight Knitting Society and Weird Sisters Yarn Shop in St. John’s.
Virtual Knit Nights are every Monday from 6-8 pm Pacific Time. Knit and chat from the comfort of your own home, pajamas are encouraged. Zoom links are on Puddletown's Events page.
We voted on the Puddletown Knitters Guild board candidates for 2024 and the slate was approved by members as follows:
Sioux Van Kol for President 2024
Michelle Meyers for Secretary 2024-2025
Simone Heymann for Treasurer 2024
Anna Lorton for At Large Board Member, Vice President 2024
Kate Perry for At Large Board Member, Events Chair 2024
Susan Plack for At Large Board Member, Tech Chair 2024-2025
Seth Richardson for At Large Board Member, Volunteer Chair 2024
Member Tips were brought to us by Kate Perry who presented two separate ways to weave in ends on our projects as we knit instead of going back after the project is completed. Per Weaven Stephen (Stephen West's method) you can weave in by wrapping the new yarn around the old for several stitches. Also you can catch the old yarn every other stitch via the Xandy Peters’ method. Both are demonstrated on YouTube as well. Send your tip suggestions or volunteer for future member tips by reaching out to email@example.com.
The official Service Project for 2023 is Knitting for Foster Families for our partners Boxes of Love and With Love. Thank you to all for the contributions of knit stuffed animals and dolls for the challenge. Please help us find our 2024 partner. Do you know of an organization we could serve? Email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Speaker: Ana Campos talks to us about overcoming the fear of hand dyed yarns and variegation. Ana is an indie dyer and shop owner located in Salem, Massachusetts. She was born in Sa`o Paulo, Brazil. She is a founding member of Vogue Knittings’s Diversity Advisory Council and is committed to increasing equity and access in the fiber world. As a teacher she strives to empower her students to create pieces they love. Her topics included the following:
Controlled or planned pooling
Pooling and flashing
Types of patterns that discourage pooling
How to measure your repeats
How to deal with the cast-on
Types of hand dying
Contrast & Saturation
Myth of Self-Striping
Calculating the magic number for repeats
Hand Dyed vs machine dyed
How to see the contrast of different colors
Charting how your colors will pool
Ana will be on the West Coast in February for the Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat.
websites: circleofstitches.com and toil-and-trouble.com
On Instagram: @toiltrouble and @circlestitches
Upcoming fibre events:
Show and Tell: We had a plethora of lovely knitted items shown today. A market bag, two, shawls, a vest knitted side to side, three pull-over sweaters and one cardigan along with two hats.
Next month Xandy Peters will present Unexpected Knitting.