This Month’s meeting we covered the upcoming year. Unfortunately due to personal events in her life right now she felt she needed to step down from the President position. Teri, thank you for all the work and effort to make this past year successful.
Su Fennern is our new President. Heather Lawrence, one of our newest members is our Vice President. Thank you both for taking on these responsibilities. While we will do our jobs to make our guild a place to learn, enjoy our personal knitting accomplishments, and to be with friends, we need your support and participation
We will also doing a dishrag of the month. This will give us an opportunity to try new stitches. If you have a stitch you would like to try, bring it in and it could be our dish cloth for the month or future month.
Events – February 11-14 Mardrona Arts Festival . The Traveling Ewe has a one day trip to this festival on February 13.
18-21 Stitches West
Next Month – Our speaker is Gail Smith of Windsor Farms Rabbitry in Silverton. Gail’s yarn was featured on the cover photo of Piecework Magazine last month. It was used in the Russian Winter Shawl.
Snacks for February – Paula and Leona
Charity for 2016 – New beginnings – baby items but not blankets. The 50+ club, is looking for hats, scarves and mittens. Salem Veterans can use anything and it can be for adults, children or babies. Acryilic prayer shawls for Nita Porter’s church. Prayer shawls for hospice groups – Nancy Campion will get these to the hospice organization. Nancy, will you check for yarn requirements if any.
NEXT MEETING IS – FEBRUARY 13TH
AT ARROWHEAD MOBILE PARK
5422 PORTLAND RD. NE,
AT 10:00 AM
Don’t forget our meeting is January 9 10-12 at Arrowhead Mobile Park Community Center off Portland Road.
Hope to see you there.
Looking forward to the new year! Remember we are looking for what you want to see at the Guild meetings this year, so let us know if you have a technique, or maybe a local designer that would be interesting for one of our meetings.
We have our retreat to look forward to. This year will be the fifth anniversary of our retreat at Twin Rocks, the dates are May 12th to the 15th.
This Month Robin Pollard shared her vast knowledge of beads and using beads with our knitting. She explained several different ways we could add beads to our knitting, gave individual instructions, and shared her beautiful use of beads. Thank you, Robin.
Next Month – Our Annual Christmas brunch. Please come and spend time with us knitting, talking, and of course sharing in all the wonderful food that we all bring
Charity for 2015 – New beginnings – baby items but not blankets. The 50+ club, is looking for hats, scarves and mittens. Salem Veterans can use anything and it can be for adults, children or babies.
NEXT MEETING IS – DECEMBER 12
AT ARROWHEAD MOBILE PARK
AT 10:00 AM
This Month Wendy Hanson of Shaggy Bear Farm gave us a very entertaining and informative on ice dyeing and raising rare and primitive fiber animals. She also brought ion many tubs of beautiful yarns which she dyes for our shopping convenience . Wendy is from Scio and while she doesn’t have a website for her yarns, if we contact her and tell you what we are interested in she will email pictures of what she has or visit her booth at Black Sheep in Eugene.
Wendy’s contact information is as follows:
Next Month – The topic next month is Knit your Bit and Knitting WWI and WWII by our very own Shirley Albright.
If you are interested please let us know. We would love to have you join our board now so you can get a feel for the job and we would love your input.
This Month Jung Kang shared with us the pleasures of dyeing your yarn with food safe colors. Her presentation was wonderful light, carefree and full of information on natural dyes such as red onion skins, turmeric, koolaid, and food colors. If anyone has any questions, they can contact Jung on Ravelry under the username “yarnphreak”. Jung also shared some websites about dyeing yarn. http://www.pburch.net http://www.dyeyouryarn.com http://www.dharmatrading.com http://www.ravelry.com;groups/what-a-kool-way-to-dye
Purchase undyed skeins at any of the following http://www.knitpicks.com http://www.yarn.com
http://www.wool2dye4.com http://www.catnipyarns.com http://www.paradisefibers.com. http://www.littleknits.com
Next Month – Wendy from Shaggy Bear Farms will be talking to us about her dyeing journey and ice dyeing. She will also have some of her dyed yarns available for purchase.
Shirley has decided this is her last year as President. If you are interested please let us know. We would love to have you join our board now so you can get a feel for the job and we would love your input.
The 4th annual Fiber/Knitting retreat will be May 1st-4th. If you didn’t sign up this year and are interested, let Donnaa know email@example.com we can get you on the list for next year. We will let you know all about it at the next Guild meeting.