Tigard Knitting Guild Events and Activities

Upcoming Events

April 18-20 - Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Hood River, Oregon
May 3 - TKG Spring Workshop with Sivia Harding, Tigard, Oregon
May 17 - Annual Shop Hop, Portland, Oregon (registration info)
June 20-22 - Black Sheep Gathering, Eugene, Oregon
August 16 - Knit Out & Crochet at Tigard Library, Tigard, Oregon
September 27-28 - Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Canby, Oregon

Theme of the Year

Our 2014 Theme is... Household items!

Each guild member is encouraged to make items for the home, which we will display at the January 2015 guild meeting for the awarding of prizes. Household items can be blankets, cozies, afghans, curtains, coasters, pillows, bedspreads, etc. Your choice. It must be knitted in 2014 in order to be eligible. Feel free to bring any of these items during each month's show and tell to share your talent and ideas!

Projects must be:

  1. 1. Hand knit
  2. 2. Made during 2014
  3. 3. Related to the theme

Come to our meetings to find out more!

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Member Retreats

Members have access to special member retreats twice per year.

Charity Knitting

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.

Workshops

TKG offers knitting-related workshops throughout the year.