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.
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.
7 PM – June 1, 2022 at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA
We have not held a June meeting in the last 6 years or so. In the past the June meeting was always a fun social event, generally held at someone’s home. We had food and laughter. So I want to bring that back. Let’s have some fun.
We have arranged with the church to hold another meeting in June. So let’s have fun. We will meet on Wednesday June 1 at 7 pm. Let’s bring food and drink to share. And Let’s do a Yarn Swap. Bring any yarn, notions, needles/hooks or books to share. If you don’t have anything to swap, that is ok and please take some home anyway. Anything that doesn’t go home with a new or previous owner, will be donated to Savers.
We can’t wait to see you all (and empty our closets a bit) on Wednesday. Also if you have any thoughts and ideas for future meetings, this would be a good time to share.
We are so excited to welcome back Cyndi and Jerry of Ivy Bramble for their annual dyeing workshop! It is being held on Wednesday, May 4th from 7 PM – 9 PM at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.
The yarns are all $24 per skein. Here are the yarns being offered for dyeing:
Fingering/sock weight at 440 yards per 100 grams
DK weight at 296 yards per 100 grams
Worsted weight at 235 yards per 100 grams
They are able to support anyone who wishes to make a sweater quantity, in case there is interest.
The admission to the workshop is free for members and $10 for guest. We are offering a membership special. If you join the guild in May for $25, you get the 22/23 membership for free.
This year we are requesting for people to reserve their spot by ordering the yarn prior to the meeting. We ask you to use Venmo or you can also pay by check. Make check out to NVKG and send it to: NVKG C/O Linda Fisher, 3 Kattail Road, Hudson, MA 01749to pay for the yarn. In the comments list the yarn requested, number of skeins and if you are paying the $10 guest fee or the $25 membership fee for 22/23.
Here is a sample order from the comment section of the Venmo:
So Let’s Talk about Hand Knitting. At April’s meeting, we will take a dive into hand knitting. Where did it come from, where is it going and what does social media have to do with it? So bring some needles and yarn and let’s knit. We will try some new stitch patterns!
For those who crochet, come and show us your favorite stitch patterns!
Our meeting is held at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA from 7 PM – 9 PM. Beginner to Expert…All are welcome! Please come and join in the fun!
Thank you to all those who were able to join us on Wednesday evening. Jill was just a fantastic speaker and a delight! Each of her patterns have a story behind it, may teach you something new that and many have a new take on every day stitches. Jill encourages BYOD—Bring your own designer – letting the knitter to tap the designer within and make each project being knit thier own. If you missed the meeting, check out Jill’s designs at KnitSisu.com and Raverly.
It was a very special evening. To have Jill and her designs in person with our fellow knitting friends gathered together in the same place, knitting, laughing and just enjoying being together was just magical! Everyone left feeling happier!
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at the Fiber Loft, 9 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard, MA. We will be meeting upstairs in the big room.
We had a fabulous speaker this month! Jill of Knit Sisu will be joining us in person. She will discuss her approach to knitware design, instruction, and host a Q & A. In addition, Jill is going to share her trunk show with us!
It should be a wonderful evening! The meeting will be held in person and via Zoom.
All are welcome from those just learning to knit or a seasoned professional it should be a fun evening for everyone!
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at The Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, (formerly known as St. Theresa, The Little Flower Church), 15 Still River Road, Harvard.
This month Maryanne Cleary we will be doing Twined Knitting, which is a technique of knitting from the Scandinavian countries. See the newsletter for the pattern suggestions. Materials you will need: Worsted weight yarn (preferable wool) wound into a center pull ball, size 5 double points or circular needles, and 2 additional double point needles any size.
If you select the two color mittens. You will need to wind about half of one color into a center pull ball, then the half of the second color will go on top of the first color to make the 2-color ball.
It should be a wonderful evening! The meeting will be held in person and via Zoom.
Our annual dues is $25. Visitors are welcome! Just learning to knit/crochet or a seasoned professional…Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, Janurary 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at The Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, (formerly known as St. Theresa, The Little Flower Church), 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. You may also join us via Zoom.
Designer, Knitter and Author Robin Hansen will be joining us for all things Mittens. We will learn about Maine Fisherman Mittens including the proper way to felt the mittens down to size. Robin will take us on a journey of mittens from Maine and other parts of the world. She is an amazing speaker!
Our program for the evening is Meditation and Making with Chris Croucher. As an artist, dancer and healer, Christopher Croucher works with clients to find ways to bring about healing and well-being into their lives. During this month’s NVKG workshop, Chris will lead us through an experience of using the act of crafting to meditate, clear the mind, connect with the body, and find some pathways to healing and self-care. *You do not need to have any prior experience meditating to benefit from this workshop. Just bring a project to work on and get ready to relax! **The best projects for this workshop are ones that are repetitive such as simple knitting projects, spinning, and anything that has a slightly tactile or physical sensation to it such as felting. However, if you find that diving into a complicated project helps you to lose yourself for a bit, by all means, that’ll work too!
Wearing a mask is required by all who attend per the Harvard Board of Health, September 15, 2021.
Our membership dues is $25 a year. Visitors are welcome, but may be asked to pay a $10.00 fee when we have a special speaker or workshop.