February 13-16 - Madrona Fiberarts Retreat, Tacoma, Washington
April 18-20 - Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Hood River, Oregon
June 20-22 - Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, Oregon
Sep 27-28 - Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, Oregon
Our 2013 Theme is Footwear
Each guild member is encouraged to make footwear which we will will display at the January 2014 guild meeting for the awarding of prizes. Footwear can be socks, slippers, shoes—for an adult, child, or baby—your choice. It must be knitted in 2013. We will have a portion of each meeting this year devoted to some aspect of footwear making.
Projects must be:
- made during 2013
- related to the theme
Come to our meetings to find out more!
Members have access to special member retreats twice per year.
In keeping with our 2012 theme charity projects will be geared towards knitting hats. We will be donating knitted hats to Oregon Health and Science University Doembecher hospital pediatric and other wards. They accept hats in all sizes from preemie through adult. Michelle Cristiani will collect the items at monthly meetings and take them to the hospital. OHSU also accepts knitted blankets of any size which Michelle will also collect.
We are also knitting chemo hats. The adult-sized ones go to Knight's OHSU cancer center on 158th and Walker. The small ones go to Dornbecher Hospital near the VA. The hats need to be soft and washable.Superwash wool is OK, but a good yarn choice is acrylic or a bamboo blend, and, in the summer, cotton or cotton/bamboo. They should be as cheerful and fun as possible using various colors or patterns, lace, etc. Anna Guillemot, who is collecting the hats at meetings and distributing them, launders everything as she says that yarn has a tendency to be rather dirty, depending on provenance.
TKG offers knitting-related workshops throughout the year.