Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month from September through May, 7:00 pm at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center. We have “Show & Tell” at all our meetings so our members can have a chance to show off their projects. If you are bringing an item to share, we have a form that will help us share all the information about the project and we ask that you print a copy and bring it if possible, or at least look up the information ahead of time!
September 1, 2015 – Knit, Swirl!
One Piece, One Seam Swirl Jackets
Uniquely Flattering on Many Body Shapes
Sandra McIver’s beautifully photographed Knitting Book
Curious on how to knit one—looks complicated!
September 1st Program is for you!
Diane Piwko, Owner of Fiber Circle Yarn Shop in Farmersville, will unlock the secrets of the Knit, Swirl! Jacket phenomenon. She has knit 3 Swirl Jackets. Diane has led several KAL on this Knitted Jacket. Her Shop had a Trunk show earlier in the Spring with actual jackets from Sandra McIver. Other local shops have followed her lead by offering their on KAL.
Fiber Circle Yarn Shop is a Knitter’s Paradise!! Chock full of yarn in every Nook & Cranny on 2 floors. Worth the drive to Farmersville. Yarn Nirvana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diane has seen the Guild grow from the original 7 members that first year to over 150+ members in the years that followed. She is a former (early retired) Engineer at Texas Instruments. Diane is an experienced Master Hand Knitter, Machine Knitter Extraordinaire, former Magazine Publisher, Knitwear Designer and now a Yarn Shop owner. She has a wealth of knitting knowledge with an engineer’s precision.
October 6, 2015 – Buffalo Wool Co
Ron is going to talk about the birth of a yarn and its evolution from concept to product. And I am sure he will have some goodies for sale as well.
November 3, 2015 – Mary Berry from Fancy Fibers
Mary is going to come talk to us about Navajo Weaving. She is going to be travelling out in New Mexico during October and is going to come back to share some cool new info with us.
December 1, 2015 – One Sheepish Girl
Meredith is a blogger that runs the One Sheepish Girl blog and she has an adorable Xmas light project that is simple and fast so she is going to come share this for our holiday program. She will also have her latest book available for sale
January 5, 2016 – Diane Rowden from Holley’s Yarn Shoppe
Diane is going to be doing a two part cable class. For January she is going to focus on the basics of cabling for those who are newer to the concept. In March we are going to continue with more complicated cables and concepts to remember surrounding them.
February 2, 2016 – Hanane ElMoumi
Hanane is a local knitter in our community who also does tatting. She is going to come and talk about a brief history of tatting for us. The lacy craft is perfect for the red month of February!
March 1, 2016 – Diane Rowden from Holley’s Yarn Shoppe (Part 2)
Diane returns for part two of her cable class. This month we are going to continue with more complicated cables and concepts to remember surrounding them.
April 5, 2016 – UNT -TBD
We are going to continue to to explore the relationship we have formed with the Fibers department at UNT by having another member come speak to us. We are still working on these details, but both programs last year were fascinating.
May 3, 2016 – Jen Nevitt from MadTosh
Unlock the secrets of Ravelry! Jen is going to come talk to us about how to transform Ravelry from a time sucking rabbit hole into the valuable tool it was designed to be.