Wichita Knitters' Guild

Growth and Education for Knitters

— December 12, 2017

Here’s a fun idea, a knitted hat cake!

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October 18th Meetings Email Correction — October 16, 2017
September 2017 Meetings — September 19, 2017

September 2017 Meetings

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September Meetings

WHEN: Wednesday September 20th, 2017
10 am – 12 pm & 6 pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Picket Fence Quilt Co
7011 W Central #129 Wichita, KS 67212
Happy (almost) Fall!
Knitting season is definitely upon us and we’re looking forward to the cooler change in weather.Meeting Program
At the morning meeting we will have our usual announcements and Show & Share (don’t forget to index card the items you are sharing). Then, we will be assembling Bridget’s Cradles. It’s super simple, just threading ribbon through the cradles using a large eyed, blunt darning needle.
Please bring a large eyed, blunt darning needle, or two, to the meeting with  you.

Remember, we are caring community that has a lot to share through our craft  in charity work. We, as the Board, would like to see our guild membership spend more time on our charity work. There is a poll to see which charities you are most interested in working with. The local charities, such as Bridget’s Cradles, Victory in the Valley, Knitted Knockers, are not all listed on the poll and we expect to have a continual number of items donated to these local organizations.

Please, take a minute and vote on the poll.

At the evening meeting we have a wonderful guest speaker (who just so happens to be a member), Vicki Ronn. Vicki will be presenting “Straw into Gold: Mythopoeia, the Fiber Art, and the Value of Women’s Production”.  It discusses the intersection of the fiber arts (in this case, spinning and weaving), women’s value as cloth producers, and how those arts and value are evidenced in fairy tales and mythology. She will discuss how changes in spinning and weaving technology changed how and why a woman was valued in various societies and how we can see that in stories like “Rumplestitskin” and myths like “The Story of Arachne.”

We will have our usual Show & Share time, as well as assemble any cradles that don’t get finished in the morning meeting.

DON’T FORGET, IT’S TIME FOR MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR THE NEXT YEAR;
$30 CASH OR CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO WICHITA KNITTERS’ GUILD
see Chauntel at the end of the meetings with payment and/or any questions/concerns
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We hope that our first year as a guild has given you the knowledge to grow your knitting skills and repetoire.
Please, invite your knitting friends to help expand our guild membership and diversity!

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July 2017 Announcements — July 18, 2017

July 2017 Announcements

Wichita Knitters’ Guild

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July 2017

  • Announcements:
    • SHOW & SHARE Thread on Ravelry,
      Since we are not meeting in person please use this thread to share all of your finished projects, fun purchases, current WIPs.
    • Fiber Christmas in July, Fri 28, 10 – 6pm & Sat 29, 9 – 6pm
      17808 West Hwy 66, Kellyville, OK 74039
      Classes; felting, crochet, beginning spinning, solar dyeing, just to name a few. And, of course, a marketplace; Lost City Knits, Alisha Goes Around, McKnittey,Two Windows Dye Co, & more!
      www.fiberchristmas.com
    • Please JOIN & PARTICIPATE in our Ravelry Group!
      We will be listing e-book deals, there is a thread for your finished objects that you don’t get to bring to Show & Share, we have a Tour-de-Sock team starting up as well. We would love to see more conversation & communication in the threads. Feel free to start threads on topics you are interested in, or contact one of the moderators to start it for you.
    • Tour-de-Sock, http://www.tour-de-sock.com/
      Team name – Team Wichita Knitters
      It has started! Only a few of us have started the first sock, but we’d love to see more pop in to the group on Ravelry and encourage us in our knitting adventure.
      http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/tour-de-sock/3642807/1-25#4
      Any questions ask Chauntel
    • Wichita Pottery Workshop, Cost – $15
      TWO DATES!! When you register let us know which date you would like to attend;
      Sat Sept 16th & 23rd at 10:30am
      Space is limited to 10 at the most for each date.
      Jill will show us the basics of pottery and let us make our own pinch pot or coil bowl (think yarn or needle bowl!!).
    • WKG Merch, check it out on the website!!!
      Available for pre-order – Tote bags $25 – t-shirts $18
      Make checks out to Wichita Knitters’ Guild
    • Central Kansas Yarn Hop
      Oct 17-22, 2017
      Details can be found HERE
    • State Fair Competition Information
      ONLINE ENTRY FORM
      ENTRY DEADLINE – AUGUST 15Th
    • Stitches Texas
      Sept 14-17 in Irving, TX
      Details can be found HERE
    • CHARITY LAP BLANKETS
      Don’t forget, we would like to be collecting washable lap-sized blankets for those that are wheelchair bound. We will accept crocheted as well as knit. We do have some yarn available if you don’t have what you need.
      Here are some pattern ideas on Ravelry.
    • CALL OUT FOR NEW MEMBERS!!!
      If you know of any knitters or groups of knitters in town that may not know about our guild, or may just want to visit, please extend invitations to them!
      We as board members are more than happy to go visit to explain what our guild is all about.
      We have plenty of business cards and flyers that we can give you to hang at meeting places, hand out to knit groups, etc.
      Encourage our community to come together and grow!!

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NEXT MONTH’S AGENDA – August

  • Show & Share
  • Favorite Tools
    Bring your favorite knitting tools to show & share.
    Have some obscure tools you’ve inherited or found at estate/garage sales? Bring ‘em! We’ll talk about & demonstrate how to best put all those amazing tools to use.

BOARD MEMBERS

Teresa Lee – President, Tami Carlson – Vice President

Sarah Sales – Secretary, Chauntel Ensey – Treasurer

Education Coordinator – Deb Romero Social Media – Rachel Kashani

July Meeting ~DYE Day Saturday the 22nd — July 14, 2017

July Meeting ~DYE Day Saturday the 22nd

Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members 

We are holding our meeting on Saturday July 22nd from 9am-4pm at our President’s home in Derby. Address will be listed in the email sent to members. 

We will be dyeing yarn and fiber with Kool-Aid and Wilton food coloring. Bring your own yarn to dye or we have hanks of undyed, fingering weight superwash merino wool available to purchase for $10 each. 

If you are not a member of Wichita Knitters’ Guild and would like to attend, please contact us at wichitaknittersguild@gmail.com and we’ll get you information. 

Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th — July 5, 2017

Fiber Fun Day Saturday July 8th

Knit, spin, crochet Day!! 

From 10am-6pm, Saturday July 8th we will have an open knit/spin/crochet day at the Wichita Central Library in the Patio Room. 

$2 per person goes to paying for the room and into the Guild coffers. 

We’ve got the Patio room all day Saturday, June 8th from 10am – 6pm.

The room is located on the 1st floor all the way at the back behind the computer lab. 

We can bring in food and drinks, spinning wheels and all our bags of fibery goodness. Chairs & tables provided, if you need a seat cushion, bring your own. 

Any questions contact Chauntel, 316.633.3217

June Wichita Knitters’ Guild Meetings Program — June 19, 2017

June Wichita Knitters’ Guild Meetings Program

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Wichita Knitters’ Guild

June 21st, 2017 Meeting Program

Summer is here! 
Now is the time to put down heavy items and focus on educating ourselves on the ins & outs of knitting…MATH being one of them!!
(no eyerolling, please ;o))

EPS

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Percentage System

We love sweaters, we don’t love math (for the most part). But, math is often necessary in our knitting so we should familiarize ourselves with it. 
We’ll talk about apps, websites, and the basics of knitting math as well as go over the classic EPS, Elizabeth’s Percentage System of math to create your own sweaters.
Please come prepared to take notes, lots of notes. 

Elections are also this month, we have no current nominations but we’ll ask for nominations from the floor for positions.
We would also like to welcome 2 new positions to our Guild team;
Education Director – Deb Romero 
Social Media Director – Rachel Kashani

Bring your Show & Share items marked as per the new guidelines, please:

    • Please use an index or note card and write down all pertinent information for the item(s) you will be sharing:

      • your Ravelry username

      • pattern name

      • yarn name

      • your comments/thoughts on the project

      • When you arrive, please bring your show & share items to the designated table so others can have a look at them before the meeting. When show & share begins a board member will hold up your item and invite you to share.

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EPS Four Tops Booklet Order — June 2, 2017

EPS Four Tops Booklet Order

Anyone interested in the EPS Four Tops pattern that we’ll be using at the June guild meeting needs to please get your $11 to me, Chauntel Lee Sedgwick Ensey. 

You can send payment through PayPal to firebrunetteknits@gmail.com, or cash/check, or send payment through the Facebook messaging payment option. 

It’s going to be a great meeting, more info to come next week on meeting details! 

Knitting math rocks!