2014 – 2015 Calendar
September 18, 2014 – Linda Pratt, Consumer Marketing Manager for Westminster Fibers, distributors in North America for Rowan, Schachenmayr, Regia, Istex, Lopi, James C. Brett, ButterflySuper 10 Cotton and Anchor Needlework, presents a review of the new Fall/Winter yarns.
October 16, 2014 – “Secrets of the Islensk Sjonabok” :Lars Rains This presentation is an overview of an Islandic manuscript that contained patterns and various forms of needlework from the 18th and 19th centuries. Examples will be provided as to how these motifs can be employed in contemporary designs. Copies of Lars’ latest autographed book will be available.
Workshop with Lars Rains: 1-4pm $40
“Design Your Own Icelandic Sweater” Examine the various components of a bottom-up seamless yoke sweater. An assortment of yoke patterns and motif bands will be provided. Leave with a personalized pattern to take home to create your own Icelandic lopapeysa.
November 20, 2014 – Expert Tips or My Favorite Mistakes and Best Disasters – Kate Atherley Knitting is a constant learning process; something new with every project. Some of the best experiences are masqueraded as mistakes. Even skilled knitters can get “caught”. Let’s share tips and techniques for avoiding disasters, fix, and then learn from them!
Workshop with Kate Atherley: 1-4pm $40
Soxpertise Or Everything you wanted to know about socks but were afraid to ask! An interactive and lively 3 hour session: “Toe Up” vs.” Toe Down” – Magic Loop/DPNS/Circulars? How to measure (unusual feet)? Heel shapings, special cast ons and offs. Bring your feet, questions, concerns and issues!
December 18, 2014 – Holiday Party and Cookie Swap
January 15, 2015 – In-house workshops: Continental Knitting, Kitchner Stitch, Mattress Stitch, Crochet for Knitters, K1,P1 Cast On, and more to inspire you.
February 19, 2015 – Tess of Tess’ Designer Yarns, Portland, Maine will bring her hand-dyed yarns of exceptional colors in quality fibers – from vivid variegated splashed yarns to sophisticated subtle neutrals. There will be samples to touch and a fashion show of her latest designs.
March 6-8, 2015 - 8th annual Weekend Retreat at Whispering Pines Conference Center, East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
March 19, 2015 – Annual Yarn Auction – Silent and bidding. Add to your yarn closet at bargain prices. Yarns, tools, etc. change ownership.
April 16, 2015 – The Guild’s Got Talent! Member’s opportunity to share all the fabulous talents they have in other areas. Needlepoint, spinning, gardening, cooking, jewelry, music, artistry, etc.
May 21, 2015 – 22nd Annual Meeting and Luncheon – Trinity Church – Guest Speaker: TBA
Guest Speakers and Work Shop Presenters
Ann Tucker Blake
Dr. Perri Klass