Sunday, January 24, 2010

Knitting Guild News

I am a member of two knitting guilds in my area, the Sand & Sea the Slipt Stitchers and occasionally I attend a machine knitters group that meets in the San Fernando Valley. The guilds are organized and belonging to a knitting guild or a knitting group has been an enjoyable activity for me. I've learned a lot from other knitters and enjoyed getting together with them. The guilds also offer educational programs, right here locally and at lower cost than other knitting venues.

We have "show and tell" which is really terrific to be able to see all the wonderful projects the members have done. Being able to ask questions about how and what techniques were used perhaps even shown the particular technique has been wonderful.

I am the educational chair person for Sand & Sea Guild and we have two workshops a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. I booked Amy Singer to come and teach us from in April and Anna Zilboorg to teach in October. Very exciting to see them both and I look forward to all the wonderful things we will be learning from them.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and you think you may want to attend these workshops send me an eMail. I will put you on a special list, if we have any spaces left we will accept non guild members to sign up and take the workshop. You might want to become a member of the guild the cost is $25 dollars a year, well worth it. We meet on the second Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1:30 and a pot luck lunch is served.

Location: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd. Los Angeles 90064

Amy is going to teach "Plug-and-Play shawl design"

In this class, Amy will give you a simple plug-and-play manual that will let you turn sock yarn, or any other fingering-weight yarn, into something gorgeous to wrap around your shoulders. Triangles and rectangular wrap options are offered and the lace patterns are guaranteed easy-but-beautiful.

This class provides the basis for designing your own lace shawls and an afternoo's instruction, feedback and support as you wrok through your ideas.
Who is Amy?
Born in New Jersey, Amy R Singer has spent most of her life in Canada and likes it there.

A professional editor and proofreader in the advertising industry
since 1986, Amy used to think she was wasting away the Bachelor's
degree in Radio & Television Arts she earned at Ryerson
University. But in 2006, she quit her day job and is now wasting away her degree with a career in knitting, as a full-time writer, and editor of the online knitting magazine Knitty.

Thanks to the gentle patience of her grandma Lillian, Amy learned to knit when she was 6. She vaguely remembers creating large, shapeless blobs of garter stitch, but has managed to block out the details. Allergic to wool and insanely sensitive to most animal fibers, she has cultivated an intense appreciation for non-wool yarns. If you ask her what she's coveting now, she'll tell you that nothing turns her crank like a skein of hand-dyed silk from Handmaiden.

1 comment:

kjelenfy said...

Love the ideas & pictures on your blog!