March Meeting

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00 pm.

We are pleased to welcome Marin Melchior of MarinJa Knits in Vermont. Marin is a knitting designer who’s most popular pattern is the Papillon shawl. She will discuss pattern designing and share with us how she got interested in doing this, as well as what motivates her. She is excited to talk about all her fabulous designs. If you have made the Papillon, or any one of her other patterns, Marin would love to see them. 

Our membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Please click here for more information or to receive the Zoom link.

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 pm.

Our guest for the evening is Laura Ricketts. Her presentation will be “Discover the Wonderful World of Sami Knitting”. Laura is a knit and crochet instructor from Indiana, specializing in the knitwear of the Sami peoples. After participating in a Nordic Knitting conference, she began researching the contributions the Sami have made to the knitting community. She has toured the Sami lands, visited museums and groups, studied and written about many beautiful examples of Sami knitting. As a former history teacher, Laura enjoys opening this world to others and has spoken and taught classes at folk schools, Finnfest, American Swedish Museum, Nordic Museum’s Nordic Knitting Conference, Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and knit shops. You can see more of her work and upcoming classes at www.LauraRickettsDesigns.com and she is LauraRicketts on Ravelry. 

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Laura’s “Discover the Wonderful World of Sámi Knitting” presentation, you will be introduced to traditional Sámi knitting, which was almost exclusively used to produce hand garments. We will view many images of mittens from her trips to northern Scandinavia and learn about the four characteristics which set Sámi mittens apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with and without tassels). In our techniques portion of the time together, we will create sample swatches of two different  slyngbordens (Norwegian) or kierrekerroses (Finnish) “braids,” more commonly known as Latvian braid in the States.

If you’d like to learn these techniques, you’ll need worsted weight, wool yarn in two contrasting colors (you may want to have a third color handy, as well) with needles of a coordinating size. You will also want your regular knitting helps — scissors, tapestry needle, etc. Your sample may be knit either flat or in the round. Please cast on at least 20 stitches and have about an inch of ribbing on your needles ready to go.

Laura Ricketts is a lead instructor at the North House Folk School. The school has a Fiber week every February. With Covid, it is not only all online, but it also has taken over the whole month. There are lots of “lunch lectures” and informative presentations people can sign up for, many of them free. The big speaker is Annemor Sundbø, who will be talking February 11 at noon Central time. There are also some great classes being offered, as well. Laura is going to be teaching a Skolt Sami mitten class entitled Birch Leaves. For those who are interested, here’s the link for the month.https://northhouse.org/events/fiber-week

Our membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Please click here for more information or to receive the Zoom link.

December Meeting

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 7:00 pm.

Our guest speaker for the evening is crocheter Laurie Sims. Laurie works with Nanne Kennedy of Seacolors Yarnery at Meadowcroft Farm in Washington, ME. Laurie teaches crochet finishing to knitters and states, “From the simple brim of a hat to a sweater with a knit bodice with crocheted cuffs, adding crochet to your knit work can add eye-catching details, make it truly one of a kind, and even elevate it to art!” She’ll give us an overview of how crochet finishing is done, including a slide show of the process steps, and show some finished work. Nanne will be on hand for yarn and pattern questions.

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Please click here for more information or to receive the Zoom link.

November Meeting

Wild Fibers Magazine
Wild Fibers Magazine
Wild Fibers Magazine

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, November 4 , 2020, at 7:00 pm.

Linda Cortright of Wild Fibers Magazine is returning as our guest speaker for the evening. The topic of her presentation is: “The Real Polar Fleece, exploring natural fibers from Antarctica to the Arctic“. 

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Please click here for more information or to receive the Zoom link.

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 7:00 pm.

Our guest speaker for the evening is Nanne Kennedy of Meadowcroft Farm in Washington, ME. Nanne raises sheep which she breeds for extreme softness. As a hand-spinner for 30 years, she adds other local fibers and integrates her superfine wool with color and details that emulate moments in nature. Nanne has innovated a solar dye system using food grade dyes that are fixed in seawater and food grade acid, instead of chemical salts and acid, which gives the yarns watery colors as soft as the wool itself. 

Nanne sells her Seacolors yarns, hand knit sweaters and hand woven blankets. She is also a sustainable farmer committed to creating viable agricultural models that support both economics and ecologies. She plans to give us a virtual tour of her farm and talk about what makes her fiber products so unique.

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Please click here for more information, or to receive the Zoom link.

September Meeting

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 7:00 pm.

Our guest speaker for the evening is Victoria Myers, the owner of Island Yarn in Maynard. Victoria is going to give us a virtual tour of her shop focusing on her reclaimed cashmere, Mad Balls, as wells as her own hand-dyed yarn. She will also discuss the classes she offers, her KALS, how she creates designs for the store and kits, and other motivational events she holds. A reminder that all guild members receive a 10% discount at Island Yarn.

Please click here to email us for the Zoom link for the meeting.

March Meeting

Our next meeting is next Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.


Our own Edith Murphy will be teaching us how to knit intarsia. We will be making an apple dishcloth, or whatever square you would like (afghan, hot pad…), measuring about 7 x 7 inches, at 4.5 stitches per inch. 

Supplies: 2 contrasting colors of any type of worsted weight yarn, either in center pull balls, or wound into two balls for each color; one two yard scrap of a third color (for the apple stem) and the appropriate sized needles that you prefer for knitting back and forth.

Homework: CO 33 sts.  Knit 3 garter ridges (5 or 6 rows) ending with a wrong side row. 
Row 1 (RS): Knit across; Row 2: k3, p27, k3.  Rep. rows 1 and 2 one more time.


As always, we look forward to seeing your completed items or interesting work in progress for “show and tell”. 


Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

For more information, click here to email us.

February Meeting (reprise)

LOOK at all the clever needle-felted objects that we created. After a short overview of needle felting, Lynn demonstrated how to make a felt heart. With a bit of practice (and a little blood-letting…) many nearly-heart-shaped objects began to appear. Some found the basket rather uninspiring, and opted to go free form:

Everybody did seem to have a good time, and the injuries were minor, and few.

Thanks to Lynn for leading the class and John for helping out.