Programs & Workshops

  • Sept 16 June Cashmere with Amy Swanson

    Amy Swanson, USA Operations Manager for June Cashmere, will take us to Kyrgyzstan in her talk about Kyrgyzstan’s textile history, the recent discovery of highest quality cashmere goats, a peak at shepherd life in Kyrgyzstan, and the strides that June Cashmere founder Sy Belohlavek and his team are making toward the ethical and sustainable production of cashmere in Kyrgyzstan. With the goal of economic development for Kyrgyzstan, Sy is in the process of establishing a cashmere processing mill in the capital city of Bishkek. This will allow work with additional shepherds throughout Kyrgyzstan, provide jobs in the city, and hopefully encourage additional investment in-country. Additionally, Amy will share insights about cashmere in general and June Cashmere’s yarn production and qualities specifically. . . and if the time change with Kyrgyzstan-Dayton allows, we will call in live to Sy in Kyrgyzstan to allow interactive engagement and questions with Sy directly.

    Vendor: A pop-up shop will be available with some of the June Cashmere products

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  • Sept 21-22 A Wool Gathering

    Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH
    Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5

    2 Hour Shifts

    We need at least 3 knitters for each shift to talk about membership, sell DKG items, and to help people learn how to knit or to help with knitting problems or questions. Helpers may want to bring their own chairs for comfort. Woolgathering Web Site

    Contact: Monica MacFarland monica.macfarland@gmail.com or 429-5086 to volunteer

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  • Sept 22 Autumn Fest at Learning Tree Farm

    10 AM–4 PM
    3376 S. Union Road, Dayton, OH

    Learning Tree Farm Autumn Fest

    This year the event is the same weekend as Woolgathering. However, it is a wonderful family and child centered event on a teaching farm, so bring your kids and grandkids if you’d like a delightful outing.

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  • Oct 5 Dayton Fibershed Day

    10 AM–4 PM
    131 E Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Yellow Springs, OH

    Dayton Fibershed Day

    Tickets are $50 each including lunch, or our $15 limited income option. Early Bird Special $40 each until September 1st. Visit Dayton Fibershed Day for tickets and more information. See what’s going on in the region with local growing, weaving and dying, and learn why it matters! Co-sponsored with Rust Belt Fibershed.

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  • Oct 21 Tales of a life-long knitter with Beverly Edwards aka.” The Knit Whit Lady”

    Beverly has been knitting since she was five years old. She has a collection along with stories of very impressive knitted items she has made over the years. After her presentation you can decide if she has been truly a “Knit Whit” for 60 years.

    Vendor: TBD

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  • November 18: Buttonholes with Arenda Holladay

    Vendor: TBD

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  • November 18: Mini Workshop on Intarsia with Arenda Holladay
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  • December 7: DKG Christmas Party at Lynn McCown’s

    Location: Lynn McCown’s home
    310 Allen St
    Yellow Springs, OH

    Sit a spell and knit. Lunch will be served at noon.

    Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.

    If you want to participate in the gift exchange bring a small wrapped gift.

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  • January 20: Knit for Fit with Anne-Marie Walkowicz

    Once you have your measurements how do you use them to make adjustments to your pattern so that your creation fits the way you want them to.

    Vendor: Fiberworks

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  • January 20: Mini Workshop with Anne-Marie Walkowicz

    Bring a pattern you want to use and figure out some changes to make for better fit.

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  • February 17: Shetland Shawls with Anna Crellin

    Anna will introduce us to the history and traditions of Shetland heirloom lace shawls and the unique way in which they were constructed. Simple and beautiful lace patterns inspired by nature often adorned these shawls.

    Vendor: TBD

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  • March 16: Choose Your Own Adventure or Fixing Knitting Mistakes with Mary Shue

    Mary is of our guild members from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She will guide us through fixing some knitting errors on swatches that you knit at home before the meeting. Stay tuned for your homework. It will be published at a later date. She will cover picking up dropped stitches in garter stitch, retrieving dropped edge stitches, and dropping down a section of stitches to fix a pattern row, such as lace or a textured pattern.

    Vendor: TBD

  • Mar 18   St Patrick’s Day Knit In   10 AM-?? PM

    Location: Lynn McCown’s home
    310 Allen St
    Yellow Springs, OH

    Sit a spell and knit. Lunch will be served at noon.
    Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.

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  • April 20: Knitting Machine Know How with Julie Esterlin

    Vendor: TBD

  • Apr 24-26   25th Retreat at Bergamo with Janine Bajus

    Yarn Market will include local and regional shops and is open to retreat participants and the public during the following hours:
    Friday, April 26 3 PM to 7 PM
    Saturday, April 27 10 AM to 6 PM

    Retreat Show and Tell is Saturday night from 7-9. All are welcome to attend.

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  • May 18: Yarn Tasting with Elizabeth Martin

    Vendor: TBD

  • June 15   Annual Indoor Picnic and Yarn Over Sale

    This is your chance to sell, trade, or share your yarn, books, UFOs and other knitting paraphernalia. Please label items for sale with your name and the price. If you do not know the person who is selling an item – just ask one of the board members, they will be happy to point out the seller. DKG merchandise will also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have supper, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp!

    NOTE: This is our all-day KNIT-IN. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share. The Guild will provide drinks and table service.

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No meeting in July or August – we’ll see you in September!
2021 Retreat at Bergamo April 23-25