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January Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

On the agenda for the evening is a class on making felted slippers. The patterns are by Monique Rae ( Ravelry – $4.95 ) and called,”Women’s Felted Slippers Knit Wool Pattern” and “Men’s Felted Slippers Knit Wool Pattern”.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/womens-felted-slippers
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-felted-slippers

If you are not able to get the patterns from Ravelry, you can purchase them at the meeting.  Materials needed are size 11 circular needles – 15″ and 29″ . If you don’t have the 15″ needles, you can use double pointed needles.
Gauge is 14 sts and 22 knitted rows = 4″
Yarn needed is 2 skeins of worsted weight 100% wool yarn or 2 skeins of Bulky weight 100% wool yarn. Suggested yarn is Brown Sheep yarn or anything similar as long as it is not super wash wool. Bring markers and please check your gauge.

There is also a crochet pattern for slippers (on Ravelry) called “Fiber Trends Crocheted Felt Boot Slippers” by Bev Galeskas. Copies of this pattern will also be available for purchase at the meeting.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-felt-boot-slippers-ac67

Guests are welcome, but will be charged $5 due to the workshop. Remember, membership dues is only $25 for the year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

December Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Following tradition, we are having an optional Holiday Yankee Swap at 6:15 pm. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped knitting themed gift worth up to $20.

If you prefer not to attend the Yankee Swap, please arrive at 6:45 pm for a brief meeting before we get into the plarn project at 7:00 pm. Plarn is a yarn made of plastic grocery bags. Please bring plastic bags (the thin kind) and a pair of sharp scissors. 30-40 bags will make a good sized ball of plarn. Bags with writing on them come out speckled. If you have more than 30-40 bags, please consider sharing them with others at the meeting. There are bags available on Amazon as well (some with colors). Knitting AND crocheting patterns will be given out at the meeting plus full directions on making plarn. Some of the patterns are for a bird house and a bag. You will need size 8, 9 or 10 needles/hook to work with plarn. It is similar to worsted weight yarn. You can choose to start it at the Guild meeting or work at home on a project. Some of the patterns are a bird house, baskets, totes, etc. If you do not want to make plarn, please bring a knitting project.

Guests are welcome, but will be charged a $5 fee for the evening. Remember, membership dues is only $25 for the year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

Berroco Trunk Show

The guild is inviting members and the public to a special evening with Berroco rep Andra Asars, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 to 9 p.m, to be held at The Fiber Loft, 9 Mass. Avenue, Harvard, MA.

        Andra will be hosting a “Try-On Trunk Show.” She will be bringing more than two dozen of her personal garments, knit in various Berroco yarns. She’ll also have samples of four new yarns: Quechua, Bento, Millefiori Big, Catena. Participants are welcome to put these on some needles and take them for a “test drive.” Bring needles in sizes 5, 8, and 11 if you’re interested in trying the yarns.

The Berroco Quechua Trunk Show will also be featured. Quechua is a beautiful yarn made up of a blend of extra fine Merino wool, baby alpaca and yak.

NVKG members and the public are invited free of charge. If you’d like to join the Guild that night, there is a $5 discount off the regular membership dues of $25. Please spread the word!

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Please join us as we welcome back jeweler Leslie Wind. Leslie makes fine handcrafted jewelry and tools for fiber artists in gold, sterling silver and bronze. Come see how she makes the jewelry, which will be for sale.

Also on the agenda for the evening is a yarn swap. Search your stash for that yarn you just don’t know what to do with and bring it along.

Guests are welcome, but will be charged a $10 fee.  Remember, membership dues is only $25 for the year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

 

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Please join us for another felting class with Tammie Davis. Kits will be provided with supplies. The cost of the kits are $5. Guest are welcome.

Remember, membership dues is $25 a year.

Back by popular demand are the attendance raffles. The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have of winning!

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

September Meeting

Our first guild meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 7:00pm. Instead of gathering at The Little Flower Church, please join us at The Fiber Loft, 9 Massachusetts Ave, Harvard, for a laid back, fun evening.

On the agenda for the night are highlights of what we have planned for the year ahead, and a mini-class on hand exercises for knitters. Then, sit back, knit or crochet for a while, and browse the store, which will be open for purchases. Remember, all guild members receive a 10% discount on yarn.

Membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may join us at no charge for the evening.

Our group welcomes knitters of all skill levels, including beginners. Do you only crochet? We welcome you as well. For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

May Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Please join us for “The Life Cycle of Wool” with Janet Hampson, the former owner of The Woolpack in Acton. Janet is going to share many interesting tidbits about yarn and it’s life. Please be prompt and bring size 8 needles. Janet will supply the yarn. Questions will be taken at the end of the presentation.

Since this the last meeting of the Guild this year, we hope you will want to rejoin for next year. Our treasurer, Elaine, will be happy to sign you up for next year. Please let us know how you liked this year and if there is a topic you’re interested in or maybe you’d enjoy more get togethers without a speaker. Thank you for your support and remember, everyone is an important part of our success. Our membership dues is $25.00 a year. Sign up early for a $5.00 discount. Offer ends June 1st.

Bring along the yarn you dyed at our last meeting to show off your work of art!

Guests may attend the evening at no charge.

We are privileged to host A Hundred Ravens on Saturday, June 24th, 11:30 am-3:30 pm. If you wish to join our session, please let Sheilah Johnson know no later than May 3rd. This workshop is on Gradient Dyeing, and open to 20 people. The cost is $65.00 and will need to be paid for by June 1st.

As usual, we will have the attendance raffle. Come to the meeting for your last chance of the year to win a prize!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

April Meeting

                  

Our April meeting is the Ivy Brambles dyeing workshop and will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. This was the only time we could schedule Jerry Catt. 

The cost of the yarn and the yardage of each type of yarn is as follows:

Superwash Merino Sock yarn – 440 yards / skein for $18 skein

Superwash Merino Worsted – 235 yards / skein for $18 skein

Superwash Merino Lace – 1000 yards / skein for $30 skein

Super Bulky Superwash Merino – 140 yards on a 200 gram skein for $30 skein

If you haven’t already, please send an email to Elaine Swee indicating the type of yarn and the number of skeins you are planning to purchase so that she can give Jerry an estimate of how much yarn to prepare and bring to our meeting. He usually brings extra yarn in case you would like to purchase some additional skeins.

Remember, membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting, but will be charged $10 to participate.

As usual, we are holding attendance raffles drawn at random meetings throughout the year. The more meetings you attend, the better your chances are of winning!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

March Meeting

 

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Church, our March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Bring your no longer wanted, but gently loved yarn, needles, knitting books or magazines, to give away or swap. Additionally, bring along any UFO’s you might have hanging around and the group will vote on whether you should finish or toss.

Tea and cookies will be served. Dessert donations welcome.

Remember, membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend this meeting at no charge.

As usual, we are holding attendance raffles drawn at random meetings throughout the year. The more meetings you attend, the better your chances are of winning!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa of the Little Flower, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Our member, Fran Meyers, will teach the German Short row. Additionally, we will be working with cotton yarn. Please bring a pattern, cotton yarn, and knitting needles – size 6, 7, or 8. Suggested easy patterns from Ravelry are as follows:

Knitted Dish Scrubbie Pattern, Addicted to Caffeine, Eloomanator’s Diagonal Knit Dishcloth, Round Dishcloth by Julee Fort, Grandmothers Favorite, Owl Coffee Cup Cozie, Coffee & Cream and Life is better with Caffeine.

If you are not a member of Ravelry, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035), so she can have copies available.

Fran will also be teaching the Russian join. Please bring a small amount of worsted yarn from your stash.

Remember, membership dues are $25 a year. Guests may attend, but will be charged $10 due to the speaker.

New this year, we are holding attendance raffles drawn at random meetings throughout the year. The more meetings you attend, the better your chances are of winning!

For more information, please contact Sheilah Johnson (978-833-7035) or Lynn Cooke (508-631-1972).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a conflict with the church’s calendar, our March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8, instead of March 1.

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