Programs

Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

Programs 2019-20

❄ ❄ we follow the Amherst Central School District’s weather related closing schedule,

including after school activities – here is a link to a list of area closings ❄ ❄

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
SHAPELY SHAWLS

Presented by Nancy Vandivert – knitwear designer

Do you ever marvel at the magic of different shawl shapes?  From simple triangles, to crescents and everything in between, come to our first meeting of the season and learn about shawl shapes and how to achieve them!

PLUS: Show & Tell

Show & Tell of summer knitting finishes with special attention to those made with yarn auction purchases!

OCTOBER 3, 2019
MEN THAT KNIT
Presented by Jerry Burch of Birch Tree Fiber Arts

According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, over 2 million men in the US are knitters. This includes college students, doctors, musicians, stockbrokers, hollywood stars, inner-city youth and snowboarders who are taking up the 1800 year old craft. Not out of necessity, but because of its meditative, restorative, and creative element.

PLUS:  Show & Tell

NOVEMBER 7, 2019
WHAT WILL THIS LOOK LIKE KNIT UP?
Presented by Jenna Myer – KnitBuffalo & 716Knit

Tonight we explore the potential of hand dyed and indie dyed yarns.  Ever hesitate when buying a skein of yarn because you are unsure of what it will look like knit up? Jenna will help explain common dye techniques used by indie dyers and how they may look for specific projects. Please note this presentation is about fabric/pooling/color dispersion and not a dye tutorial.  

PLUS:  Show & Tell

DECEMBER 4, 2019
HOLIDAY PARTY & SPIRAL STASHBUSTER SOCKS
Presented by Sharon Stern Gerstman

Come, enjoy some time with your fellow crafters & nibble on a cookie or two …. or three.  And if you need to make room for upcoming yarn-type presents that are coming your way, Sharon will help us with her presentation on stashbusting!

PLUS:  Show & Tell

JANUARY 2020   NO MEETING   be sure to check our Facebook page for some social knit gatherings!

FEBRUARY 6, 2020
TBD
Presented by 

March 5, 2020 
SHAWLS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Presented by Nancy Tepas

Not only is Nancy an extremely well traveled and knowledgeable knitter, she is also a fellow guild member!  Nancy will be presenting her personal shawl collection and sharing their history and interesting facts.

PLUS:  Show & Tell

APRIL 2, 2020 
YARN FEST

    • 5:00 – 9:00

Vendors from across New York State and Pennsylvania will be available for your stash enhancement. Bring a friend! The event is open to the public with plenty of items even non-knitters will want and enjoy! 

May 1 – 3, 2020
GUILD SEMINAR WEEKEND with Kate Atherley

MAY 7, 2020
ANNUAL AUCTION

Always one of the most popular events on the Knitting Guild’s calendar of events; get ready to bid high for the yarn you desire. Money raised from the auction offsets seminar costs.
**This is a member only event**

JUNE 4, 2020
IT’S SHAWLS Y’ALL
Presented by BKG

We started the year with shawls, now let’s show them off!  if your project was already gifted, email us a picture and we will put together a slide show! if possible, include pattern name & yarn info