Tunisian Crochet with Toni Lipsey

April 5, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM via Zoom

Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts is an amazing designer, fantastic teacher and talented author.

Toni will introduce us to Tunisian Crochet. She will be talking to us about the history and much more. Tunisian Crochet has many stitches that look similar to knitting and very quick to complete.

Toni will also introduce us to her book “Tunisian Crochet Handbook: A Beginner’s Guide”. The book walks you though all the tools and gives you a step by step instruction of how to do Tunisian Crochet. It also introduces you to the beautiful stitches found in Tunisian Crochet. Many of these stitches look similar to knitted stitches.

If you are looking to learn how to crochet and Tunisian Crochet, her videos are just the best. Toni makes learning how to crochet easy and fun! I just love her tips. https://tlyarncrafts.com

The Zoom will sent out to member on Tuesday. Guests are welcome for a $10 fee.

Next Month:

May 3 – Dyeing with Jerry and Cyndi of Ivy Brambles

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

StTheresa, 17 Still Water Road, Harvard, MA

We will be taking advanced reservations for our dyeing workshop with Ivy Brambles. We are asking people to prepay for your yarn and secure you place. Send orders to LbNielsen@gmail.com. When you venmo, please include Thank you, your name and email address.

Yarn will cost $24 a skein. You can dye Lace, DK or Worsted yarns.

Guests are welcome with a $10 fee or sign up for a membership for $35.

An Evening with Lyn Slade: Embellish your projects with 2-D Needle Felting

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St, Bolton, MA 01740

Our speaker this month is Lyn Slade a talented needle felting artist, author, and teacher whose works are exhibited throughout New England and beyond.

Lyn will take us on at journey to learn about 2-D needle felting. She will discuss her process by sharing examples of her work and how 2-D needle felting has evolved over the years. Lyn will give a demontration of 2D needle felting as she paints with wool roving and shows how we can use this method to embellish our projects. Here are some of her works:

Lyn’s book, Creative Needle Felting: Wool Art with a Painterly Style is an excellent resource for those interested in learning more about 2-D needle felting.

Coming up…

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

6:30 PM ET – 8:30 PM ET

Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Craft presents Tunisian Crochet. Toni is a fiber artist and author of Beginning Tunisian Crochet. Toni will join us via Zoom. We will be finding a location where we all can meet and watch together.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

St. Theresa’s, 15 Still River Rd, Harvard, MA 01451

Ivy Brambles returns for our annual dyeing workshop. We will have more informaiton in the next few weeks. You will need to order yarn prior to the meet. Registration will open in mid-March.

February Meeting- Knitting the National Parks with Nancy Bates

February 1, 6:30 PM ET – 8:30 PM ET via Zoom

Spend the evening Knitting the National Parks with Nancy Bates!

Nancy will take us on an epic journey of how she combined her loves of nature, color, art, and knitting to create her current book, Knitting the National Parks. Her book is available at Craftworks in Northboro, Nancy’s website or via Amazon.

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Knitting the National Parks is an amazing tour of America’s most beautiful national parks. The photos in the book have the most fantastic colors and incredible vistas. These photos are skillfully translated into beautiful works of art that can be created by all most levels of knitters. Her use of color and texture gives you the feel and look of place it represents.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84438432924?pwd=Y2x5Wm1GMWZzN1E4ajNScVVsV0NPdz09

Meeting ID: 844 3843 2924

Passcode: 949764

Any questions, contact us at info@Nashobavalleyknittersguild.com.

Look for more information to follow about speakers in March and April. In May, we will be holding a dyeing workshop with our friend at Ivy Brambles.

January Meeting: Resolutions and Fashion Trends 2023

Our meeting will be on Wednesday, January 4. 6:30—8:30 PM via Zoom. Please check your email or contact LBNielsen@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

This month’s we will be having the first of two Zoom meetings. We will be doing Zoom Meeting for both January and February.

In January, MaryAnne will lead discussions on what Knitter’s may have for New Year Resolutions and Fashion trends in knitwear. I will also have a Knit Tip section, that I hope to add to every meeting this spring.

In February, we will be hosting Nancy Bates. She is the author of a great book, Knitting the National Parks. This is an awe-inspiring selection of hats that are inspired by the national parks. I encourage all of you to look at the book before the February meeting. Check out on Ravelry and on her website. Here are the links: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/nancy-bates https://www.nancybatesdesigns.com/


December – A Yankee Swap with a twist!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

St. Theresa’s Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

We will be having our annual Yankee Swap but with a twist! This year no need to bring a gift for the swap. Maryanne will be supplying all of the gifts to be exchanged. (Thank you, Maryanne!) We are asking people to bring an appetizer or dessert to share with everyone.

This should be a fantastic night full of fun, laughter, good food, great people and lots of surprises! We hope you will be able to join us!

If you are new to guild, please RSVP via our Facebook page.

Membership is open to all. The cost is $35 per year. Visitors are usually welcome. We may asks visitors for a $10 – $15 meeting fee when we have a special speaker.

November 2, 2022- Deb Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs- 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FiberLoft, 4 Mass Ave, Harvard, MA at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This month’s meeting will be held at the FiberLoft. We so appreciate being able to have our meeting in such a terrific store.

We are excited to welcome Debra Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs. Deb is a wonderful Rhode Island designer who’s work is on Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram. Not only will she be showing us some of her fantastic designs but she will be giving a workshop on the stiches used in the Cusp Shawl and Beneath the Summer Skies Shawls.

Please bring the following:

  • US 5 and US 6 needles
  • Regular knitting tools for example scissors, stitch markers, etc.
  • 40 yard of fingering weight yarn ( Leftovers, mini skeins, etc. are fine) 
  • 10 yards of a contrasting color lace weight yarn in either all wool or mohair/silk base   (If you do no have any laceweight yarn, bring another fingering weight in a contrasting color.)
Detail of the Cusp Shawl by Debra Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs
Detail of Beneath the Summer Skies – Debra Gerhard -Spruce Lane Designs

We hope you can join us!




October Meeting

October 5, 2022 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St, Bolton, MA 01740

This month is will be something we have never done before…Our Personal Knitting History. We all have one and it would be great to hear about yours…

* When did you start knitting? Or was it crochet?
* Who taught you?
* What was the first thing you remember knitting?
* Did you knit or crochet a bazillion of something?
* What did you knit and never knit again?
* What do you love to knit now? For you or for others?

Please bring anything that you still have from your early knitting, or just anything that is your favorite thing you have now.

November will have Deb Gerhard of Spruce Lane Designs coming to show off her work and teach us about two the Cusp Shawl and Beneath the Summer Skies Shawl.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Detail Cusp Shawl by Debra Gerhard
Detail from Beneath the Summer Skies by Debra Gerhard

September

Wednesday September 7, 2022

New Location: Bolton Library, 738 Main St, Bolton, MA 01740

New Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Happy September! This will be a fun-filled year!

This month is all things triangle shawls!

Please bring a favorite triangle shawl to show to the group We are going to discuss triangle shawl construction and how to wear them.

Don’t forget to show us what you have been up to all summer! Bring any completed projects you want to share with the group and your current knitting projects! Need help or stuck? No worries as I am sure someone at the guild will know how to help!

Please bring in any ideas or suggestion on what you want to do this year. Do you have a favorite designer? Want yarn crawl to our favorite yarn shops or fiber festivals? Do you want to do a KAL for charity or fun? Something you want to learn? Let’s created a great year of fun and activities

Guild meetings are for everyone! It is a place where everyone is welcome. We are would love to see our old friends and make new ones! This guild is nothing without our members. Let’s get together to have some lively conversions and laughter, share our love of fiber and just enjoy being together as we create fantastic items out of a little ball of fiber!

Membership is open to all. The cost is $35 per year. Visitors are usually welcome. We may asks visitors for a $10 – $15 meeting fee when we have a special speaker.

August Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

New Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

New Location: Bolton Public Library, 738 Main St, Bolton, MA 01740

Have you found yourself never having the right size or type of needles for your new project? Buying new needles with every project as you are unsure you have the right size. Can’t get the right gauge and have to change needle sizes each row? We may have a solution…

Let’s talk interchangeable needles! Bring your sets, your opinions and your questions, and lets dive into the topic of needles.

Don’t forget to bring your latest project, newest creations and any questions for show and tell. Stuck with a project, we have people who can help you.

Our guild is open to all levels of handcrafters…From people just learning to the seasoned professional. Come and enjoy an evening of sharing, learning, good conversation and lots of laughter! We are a welcoming group of people who share a love of fiber and making things.

Please join us! Visitor are welcome.



July 2022 Meeting – New time…New Location

Can you all believe that it is July!!!!!  Time is moving so fast!  It is already time for our July meeting.  Please read the newsletter for all the updates. 

 Our meeting will be on Wednesday, July 6. SOCIAL KNITTING AND DISCUSSION.

TIME CHANGE 6:30—8:30 PM

CHANGE OF VENUE—BOLTON LIBRARY, 738 Main Street, Bolton, MA

The theme of this month’s meeting:

So what is Social Knitting – this will be knitting our summer projects and the discussion will be HOT WEATHER KNITS.   Hope to see you there. 

The Nashoba Valley Knitters’ Guild welcomes all from learning to knit or crochet to experts! Need help with a project, there is always someone who can help!