Robbie Laughlin – September 8

You MUST be registered to attend even if you have renewed your membership.

Robbie Laughlin is joining us to speak about self-publishing, collaborating in the yarn industry, and giving us a sneak peek at his upcoming book, Beyond the Needles!

Robbie self-published his first book, Architexture: Shape and Surface, in 2018, and has published patterns with companies such as Estelle Yarns, Rib Magazine, Eweknit and more!

September 2020 K-W Knitters’ Fair Cancelled – stay tuned for 2021!

We thank you so much for continuing to support and show interest in our Knitters’ Fair.

We genuinely enjoy being able to provide a safe and friendly setting for everyone to get together and show off all the beautiful fibres and creative items offered by our vendors.

Since we are unable to guarantee a safe environment for this year’s fair, due to the unpredictability of circumstances surrounding Covid-19, it is with heavy hearts that we must cancel this year’s Knitters’ Fair.

Rest assured, we still plan on holding a Fair next year on Saturday, September 11, 2021. For our prospective and returning vendors, we will open vendor applications at the usual time, in Spring 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here on Facebook, or using the intake at https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/contact/

Thank you for all your continued support, and we hope that you stay safe and healthy.

K-W Knitters’ Fair Coordinators

K-W Knitters’ Guild

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2020-2021 Membership sign up

Thank you for your interest in joining us as a member or returning member of the K-W Knitters’ Guild!   

This year, we are able to accept payment electronically by Interac e-transfer, through Square, or by cheque.


New members only

New members, please complete the registration form at https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/member/register/ then proceed to one of the payment instructions, below.

New and Returning members

Payment option 1.  Interac e-transfer 

  1. Send an email money transfer for the $35 membership fee to [email protected]
  2. Email [email protected] to give us your name, the email address from which the payment was sent, and whether you are a new or returning member.  If you would like to update your member information, you may also provide your mailing address and phone number, but these are not mandatory.

Payment option 2. Credit Card via Square

  1. Pay via Square Annual Membership Fee
  2. Email [email protected] to give us your name, the email address from which the payment was sent, and whether you are a new or returning member.  If you would like to update your member information, you may also provide your mailing address and phone number, but these are not mandatory.

Payment option 3.  Cheque

  • Amount:  $35
  • Pay To:  Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild
  • Memo:  Your name & 2020-2021 Membership

Mail to:  Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild
P.O. Box 40010
75 King St. S
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4V1

Back to the member registration page:  https://www.kwknittersguild.ca/member/register/

Steeking and Crochet: March 13, 2018

Steeking

Hold your breath, let’s steek! Guild member Victoria Lewin will talk about the ins and outs of taking a pair of scissors to your knitting (yes, you read that correctly). Steeking allows you to knit a piece in the round, and worry about making openings for your arms or a cardigan front later. New to steeking? Never heard of it? No worries! Victoria will share her experiences with steeking and hopefully encourage you to give it a try. She will cover the basics of yarn selection for best results, reinforcing your stitches before the big cut, and neat and tidy ways to finish the freshly snipped edge. Come learn about this often-feared, but really not so scary skill.

Crochet

Our Vice-President, Kathryn, will talk about crocheting beyond stabilizing a steek, making a provisional cast-on or seaming a blanket. Crochet makes an excellent edging and decorative element for many types of knitting and is a beautiful craft on its own. Bring your hooks and some appropriate yarn to work along with Kathryn.Posted on March 11, 2018, 5:18 a.m. by

The Galt House of Yarn: February 13, 2018

Galt House of Yarn is a full-service Local Yarn Store (or LYS, in common knitter’s parlance) located in beautiful and historic downtown Galt, Cambridge, Ontario.

The Galt House of Yarn aims to create a positive, encouraging, and community-based retail experience for both their local and online customers. Welcoming all crafters of all abilities and tastes, their staff motto is: “Yes, we can help you make that”.

They participated in our knit-a-long, have knit-a-longs of their own, and host knitting gatherings on Wednesdays during the day and Thursdays in the evening.

They offer classes and have an online store that offers what they have in there brick and mortar store. They are a great addition to the local yarn store list and we are so happy to have them in, talking about their store and how it came to be.

Check out them out on their websiteinstagram and Facebook.

Oakridge Farm, November 14, 2017

Wendy Bauer of Oakridge Farm joins us to talk about ideal yarn choices for your projects. She will go over why to choose different yarn weights, plies and fibre content for strength and utility. She has Suri alpacas and Shetland sheep, but mills fibre into yarn for many local farms. Wendy will bring different yarns for sale, as well as raw and prepared fibre, from local Ontario yarn sources — everything that she normally has in her barn store!

Come learn about yarn composition and its effect on your projects!

Slotober: Slow Fashion October, October 10, 2017

Our second meeting of the year is October 10, and we’ll be exploring the world of Slow Fashion. 

What is Slow Fashion October? “A celebration of the small-batch, handmade, second-hand, well-loved, long-worn, known-origins wardrobe.”

This month we’ll be exploring ideas around slow fashion, such as: 

  • designing and knitting what you wear 
  • planning out projects instead of stashing and stashing with no plan in sight
  • mending your knits and not discarding them 
  • really challenging yourself to finish your projects an see them to the end

Join us starting at 6:30 p.m. for knitting and socializing. The programme starts at 7:30 p.m. and we usually end around 9:15 p.m. Some of our evening highlights include our charity table, yarn table, library, and our vaunted show and tell session! Bring your stories and your projects and show them off… 

See you there!