Programs

Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

Programs 2018-19

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
KNITTING TEXTILE CARE & PRESERVATION

Presented by Dr. Arlesa Shephard, Professor, Buffalo State College

How much do you know about the fibers you knit with and the how to properly care for your knitted keepsakes? This presentation will discuss methods used to preserve and care for knit, crochet, and other textile treasures. A sampling of knit and crochet clothing and accessories from the Fashion & Textile Technology Historic Costume and Textile Collection at Buffalo State will be discussed and shown, as well as the care, and preservation, and digitization of these items.

OCTOBER 4, 2018
Knitting Adventures: Conferences, Retreats, Festivals and More!
Moderated Panel Discussion

Don’t stay stuck in your house – there’s a world of knitting learning and doing outside your front door – and some spots not that far away. Tonight we offer a panel discussion with Guild members who attend conferences, retreats and more to understand the advantages of taking your knitting on the road.

PLUS

Summer Show and Tell – What did you knit over the summer? Bring the one item you love from your summer knitting and show it off tonight!

 

NOVEMBER 1, 2018
MINI CLASSES

Member to Member teaching!

Please see our Ravelry page for a list of classes & to sign up. Come prepared with the supplies and homework for the mini-class you are registered for.

If you are not registered for a class, we ask that you knit and socialize in the lobby as the meeting space will be for classroom use only tonight.

 

DECEMBER 6, 2018
WHAT WILL THIS LOOK LIKE KNIT UP?
Presented by Jenna Meyer – Master Knitter and Knit/Yarn Entrepreneur, Owner 716 Knit

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

Ugly Project Contest – Wear your ugliest project tonight and win a prize – a take on the Ugly Christmas Sweater!

 

JANUARY 2019   NO MEETING

FEBRUARY 7, 2019
UP TO OUR NECKS IN KNITTING
Presented by Heather Lodinsky – Master Knitter and Designer

An important finishing process of a sweater is working the neck, yet many patterns give so little information about the neck finishing.  How many patterns have we seen “pickup evenly around the neck” with no other information?  On this evening, Heather will give helpful instruction and tips to make our neckline look as great as the rest of the sweater

PLUS

Valentine, Hearts, and Red Display – Valentine’s Day will be here soon so we want to see anything you’ve knit for the holiday, anything with a heart motif,or anything simply red!

 

March 7, 2019
BUST THAT STASH !
Presented by Linda Collignon, Owner Raveloe Fibers

Do you have lots of stash or remnant yarn that you have no idea what to do with? Linda shows us tonight how to bust our stash and use all the fabulous yarn in our collection.

PLUS

Remnant Display – Show off your projects knitted only with remnant yarn!

 

APRIL 4, 2019
YARN FEST

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! Cash and credit Cards accepted. Watch for Date to be announced soon!

MAY 9, 2019
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**
**NOTE – This is the 2nd Thursday of the month ***

 

JUNE 6, 2019
FROM SHEEP TO SKEIN
Presented by Jessica Krueger, Knitter and Owner May Apple Farm

What goes into caring for sheep?  How much work does it take to produce your own wool products?  Jessica will share some of her experiences from the past 8 years of raising and caring for a small fiber flock of Romney sheep.

PLUS

GUILD FASHION SHOW – It’s time to walk the catwalk at the annual Guild Fashion Show.

Model the one item you knit this year that you are proudest of.