DFW Fiber Fest 2018

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page.)

KNOW Mtg – Hand Dyeing w/ Natural Dye

This month’s program on Hand-Dying Yarn With Natural Dyes is being presented by Penny and Peggy of Sky Loom Weavers in Cat Springs, Texas.  Penny and Peggy will talk about the process they use to create beautiful yarn using flowers, plants, and other natural materials, and show us how we can do it at home. They will also be bringing hand-dyed yarn from their shop that will be available for sale. 

KIK Mtg – Sockathon!

The February program will be a sockathon, so bring a sock pattern, needles and yarn as we all knit socks. Helpers will be available to those first timers. Ann Furlough will teach casting on for 2 at a time socks, cuff down. For this you will need a 47″(or longer) circular needle.

KNOW Mtg – Show us your favorites!

Everyone has that favorite project, pattern, yarn, or notion.  This is something that is not one of your current show and share items(unless it is one of your favorites).  Maybe it’s yarn that been in your stash for years, a project that you have always loved, or a notion that you can’t live without.  Please bring yours to our November meeting for a mega show and share.  Be prepared to tell us why it is your favorite – Is it super cozy or squishy?, Was it super challenging?  It is a quick knit that is great for gift-giving? Maybe it holds some sentimental meaning.

A group of our members arrive early to eat before the meeting. Please feel free to join us.

KNOT Mtg – Simple Brioche

The November KNOT meeting will be held the 3rd Thursday (Nov 17), in place of the 4th Thursday (Thanksgiving).  Please note that the December meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday of December.
 
The November program will be a presentation by Sue Werner on the simple, single-color Brioche stitch. The Brioche Stitch is reversible and looks a bit like a 1×1 rib. It’s not knit that way!! The result is a thick stretchy fabric that is great for hats, scarves, and sweaters.  Please join us for a fun evening!

CHIX – Crochet Borders for Knitted Projects

Chix will have Tamara Gooderham as our guest speaker. Tamara will begin her presentation at 10:10 am.  Please be prompt.

Homework will be as follows:
      Knit a square approximately 5″ by 5″ in a worsted weight yarn in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row).
      Don’t cast on or bind off too tightly since we will crochet into these stitches.
      A smooth light colored yarn would best.
      Please block the square beforehand and bind in the ends.
Bring:
  • the knitted stockinette stitch square
  • more yarn in the same color
  • 4 stitch markers to put in the corners
  • a crochet hook half a metric size larger than the needle size used
  • (If you use size 7 / 4.5 mm needles bring a size 8 H 5mm crochet hook).
Skills required: Need to know how to do chain, single and double crochet stitches.

KNOW Mtg – Blocking Lace

At this month’s meeting, Janet Lauland will present a program for us on Blocking Lace Knitting. Janet will be discussing techniques and tools for blocking lace. We will also be observing the 20th anniversary of the Knit at Night Guild (KANG).

Many of us arrive at the restaurant early to have dinner together. Everyone is welcome to join us.

SoCK Mtg – Ergonomics & 20 Year Celebration

Have you gotten stiff hands after knitting? Wished you could finish that shawl, but your fingers just ache too much? Then you might need to see a chiropractor. Dr. Susan Bradshaw will be teaching stretching techniques for knitters. Come learn how to knit happy and healthy! If you have any specific questions for Dr. Bradshaw, please send them to her at drsue@lschiropractic.com.

In addition, we will be celebrating KANG‘s 20th Anniversary! Here is the party food menu: Whole wheat zucchini walnut loaf, Bacon Cheddar and Thyme muffins, Gluten free Blueberry Struessel Cake, Seasonal Fruit, Coffee, and Tea.   Please RSVP to the Facebook event or to sock@knitatnight.org so we know how much food to make. :)