DKG Meeting on January 23rd 2023

The morning program was billed as, Rolling Razor Blades with Jean Andrews

A short, highly subjective history of cutting tools. 

The Dayton Knitting Guild started off 2023 with a program about cutting tools. I decided to go to the 10 am meeting at Peace Lutheran Church in Beavercreek without checking out what the topic was. To my surprise it was about one of my favorite things…cutting tools. I have acquired all kinds of scissors over the years. My favorite cutting tool to use for cutting yarn is in the picture shown above.  The first picture that Jean showed us was of these bronze, Iron Age (400-500 BC) shears. They had been preserved in a place called Flag Fen in England. Even the wooden case survived.

Jean did a great job of researching this topic and presenting it to our group.  Since the morning meeting promised to be about cutting tools, the evening meeting concentrated on joining yarn.  Monica Macfarland demonstrated Russian Join, Spit Slicing and weaving in on the go.  I attended both programs and was so glad I did.    Blog post by Heather Janney