Check out our 2023-2024 plans!
Rachel Smith and her team have taken on the planning for 2023/24 Programs and Workshops and wanted to let you know what is in store over the next little while.
September 19th : In-person Meeting
Suzanne Northcott is September’s speaker. Suzanne will be talking to use about her passion, recycling clothing with visible mending and Sashiko. Note: If there is enough interest amongst our membership this program may lead to a workshop.
Shari will also have tags ready for you to pick up for items you plan to put into the Sale.
October 17th : In-person Meeting
Rachel and Alana will present the weaving study for 2023/24 which is being led by Barbara Mitchell. The focus of this year’s study is Overshot. Study group members will be encouraged to bring their Overshot items and/or samples to April’s meeting. A table will be set up for guild members to view their progress.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
The Art of Finishing Knitted Items with Marilyn O’Malley
This hands-on workshop is jammed-packed with learning and is for any knitter looking to bring their skill set to the next level. Your instructor, Marilyn O’Malley, will help you explore an often overlooked aspect of knitting, namely “finishing”. Marilyn will teach key practical finishing skills which helps make the task of finishing easier and give your knitted fabric a more polished or professional look. Marilyn will teach you how to:
- weave in ends so they are barely visible
- use the Mattress Stitch to create the smoothest seams possible
- deal with different stitch patterns when weaving in ends and seaming
Other finishing techniques you can expect to learn include grafting (Kitchener Stitch), the “Three Needle Bind Off”, how to block knitted fabric as well as why you should block your knitting.