Oct.1 Meeting

This meeting will be an official stop on the 2013 Yarn Crawl, so come and get your passport stamped. We’ll be learning about fastening methods, buttons, zippers, etc.

Gather from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00. Bring a project or a question for Show and Tell. We meet at Sharon United Methodist Church, across from SouthPark Mall, commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.

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September 3, 2013 Meeting

We’ll be learning about horizontal/horizontal, stairstep, and horizontal/vertical seams. Building on our previous seaming demo/lesson this summer, Heather Storta will be walking us through these particular seaming challenges. (Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the previous lesson, a handout will be provided that reviews what we already talked about!)

Please bring a tapestry needle, some yarn for seaming, and the following 6 homework swatches with you if you wish to practice at the meeting:

2 small swatches in worsted weight wool: 10 stitches wide and 10 or more rows tall. Bind off normally.

2 stair stepped swatches: 12 stitches wide – knit plain for a few rows, then bind off 4 stitches every other row until all stitches are bound off. (One swatch bind off every other right side, and the other swatch bind off every other wrong side)

1 horizontal swatch: 10 stitches wide and 6 rows tall. Bind off normally.

1 vertical swatch: 5 stitches wide and 20 rows tall. Bind off normally.

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This meeting is also a celebration of our 10 years as a TKGA Guild! We’ll have cake to celebrate, and reminisce about all the fun times we’ve had. (Bring your own beverage.) Join us after the meeting for our afterparty at Sir Edmond Halley’s on Park Road. We’ll share some dutch treat food and drinks and socialize some more!

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Gather from 6 to 6:30 pm, meeting from 6:30 to 8:00. Bring a project or a question for Show and Tell. Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

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July 2, 2013 Meeting

We will be meeting at our new home, Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 pm, gathering and socializing from 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.

We meet in Room A-17. If you are in the parking lot facing the building, go up the steps to the left and in that door. It is the first room on the left. It looked like there was handicap access, park on the side in a designated space and come across to the far left on the back to avoid the steps.

It’s membership renewal time, still only $25. If you are a prospective member you may visit for the first meeting and then decide about joining.

Jen Hintz of FibroFibers will be talking to the guild about taking
yarn from a hobby to a full-time business. Jen is an indie dyer based
in Concord, and the originator of the Nightfall yarn line. She will
talk about the circumstances that led her to make the leap into
full-time dyeing, and the ups and downs of being a working artist.
There will be sample garments for guild members to see and try on, and
a limited amount of Nightfall yarn available for purchase (cash and
credit/debit cards accepted).

Upcoming meetings:
August 6: Chris Wysocki from YarnHouse will be giving us a demo/lesson on Tunisian Crochet. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

September 3: Heather Storta will be talking to us about seaming – specifically horizontal to horizontal and vertical to horizontal seams. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

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WWKIPD in Charlotte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ3MY9d3nFQ

Check out Bob’s video of the Yarn Art Installation.  We had a fabulous location at the Uptown Mint.  The Piedmont Fiber Guild, the Charlotte Crochet Guild and a group from The Yarn Shop at Rainy Day also participated.  Thanks to all who came and made it such a great day!

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