Posted in News by Barb Lind for Linnea Geiger on Jul 1st, 2015
Join the Minnesota Knitters' Guild at the "Great Minnesota Get-together" on August 27. We will be in the Creative Activities Building, near the Fair's East Gate, between 9am and 9pm. Join us to discover arm knitting, cast on techniques and view the members' creations. While you are there find out about our meetings and how you can join the Guild to take your knitting to the next level.
Posted in News by Barb Lind for Sheri Braun on Jun 24th, 2015
Minnesota Knitters' Guild Invites You to Embellish Your Knitting with Marie Mayhew!
We are happy to offer two embellishing workshops on August 15th with local designer Marie Mayhew. Marie is the author of the recently published book Whimsical Woollies: 20 Projects to Knit and Felt, which includes a section on embellishments.
Both workshops are being held at the Textile Center. The morning workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The afternoon workshop runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for each workshop is $45 for MKG members.
Morning Workshop - For the Love of Detail - Needle Felting: Learn the tools, techniques and fun of embellishing with a little roving and a sharp needle. Create two-dimensional designs to be used on any felted project: polka dots, flowers, and other whimsical shapes. This is a great embellishing technique for felted slippers and mittens. The workshop will finish with the opportunity to learn hands on how to sculpt with needle felting, by keeping the work 3-dimensional. You will sculpt a miniature roving ornament with plenty of time for the holidays!
Afternoon Workshop - For the Love of Detail - Embroidery: Embroidery is a great addition to any needle felting and appliqueing project! At the end of this workshop you will know how to embroider four basic stitches: blanket stitch, feather stitch, chain stitch, and French knots. You will create a sampler using wool yarns and DMC cotton floss.
Posted in News by Barb Lind for Jennifer Williams on Jan 14th, 2015
Expand your sock knitting skills with a Physicist? What could be better than a scientist help you navigate the curves of a sock. On Saturday March 28, 2015 Lara Neel, author of Sock Architecture, will teach Beyond The Basic Sock and Favorite Heels You May Not Know. Registration for these classes will begin on January 20, 2015 at the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild monthly meeting. Click here to download a registration form. After the January meeting, registration forms can be mailed via snail-mail to your friendly Programming Director. Space is limited, please register early.
Posted in News by Jennifer Williams/Barb Lind on Dec 11th, 2014
Attention all campers!
The Great Guild Getaway will take place on March 13, 14, and 15, 2015 in Cross Lake Minnesota. Click here to download a registration form. Please bring your form to our January and February meeting if you would like to register in person. Otherwise you can mail your completed registration form to Brigid Brindley. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants. Registration begins at the January 20, 2015 MKG meeting.
The Great Guild Getaway is a weekend of home cooked food, cozy cabins, knitting, games, relaxing and laughter. The fee includes 5 meals, lodging, a Yarnival, goodie bag, and more!
Questions about registration can be sent to Brigid Brindley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the getaway can be sent to Jennifer Williams, email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you up north this March!
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.