Programs & Workshops

Because the Covid variant infections are escalating, we are not able to meet at St Mary Center yet. The room size makes social distancing impossible.

We are temporarily meeting at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek. A map for this location is here. This location has enough room for us to be able to socially distance. Park in the back. Enter at the red awning. Pull hard on the door to open or push the handicap button. In the hallway, please wear a mask.

Sept. 20: Lofinos Park  10-12pm

Minimizing Underarm Holes when Picking up Stitches: Monica MacFarland will demonstrate how to work a top-down underarm minimizing the holes that often appear when you pick up the stitches for the sleeves or the body. Since we won’t have electricity for a camera and a projector, she plans to use the “wandering minstrel” approach, so she asks for your patience while she moves from group to group.

Oct. 18: Lofinos Park  10-12pm

Provisional Cast On using two circular needles and how to create a Tubular Cast On.  Please bring two circular needles and appropriate yarn if you want to try out this technique.  This combination creates a very stable ribbed, tubular edge.  This is useful for a corrugated rib like that used on Da Crofter’s Kep, the 2021 free Shetland Wool Week hat pattern.  

Nov.15: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church    10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                     7:00pm to 9:00pm – Room 11

Monica MacFarland will demonstrate Trapping the Strand for Fair Isle Knitting with two hands. Since Janine Bajus will be our teacher for the retreat and her focus will be on Fair Isle design, reviewing this stranding technique will be helpful.

Dec. 4:  Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church     10 am-2 pm       Holiday Celebration   

The guild will provide two casserole type dishes.  One will be vegetarian.  A dessert will be provided.  A masked and gloved server will dish out the food.  If you wish to contribute to the meal, please bring a dish that can be served by the above- mentioned server or individually wrapped items.

Please bring a small gift if you want to participate in our annual gift exchange.

January 17: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church    10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                     7:00pm to 9:00pm – Fellowship Hall

Ladderback Jacquard presented by Monica MacFarland 

Ladderback Jacquard is a stranded knitting technique adapted from machine knitting.  It is a way to handle longer strands of non-working yarn across the back of the work and avoids trapping the floats.  Essentially it creates a mesh of connected ladders behind the main design and is another knitting method to add to your knitting toolbox.

If you want to knit along cast on yarn on double points, two circs or magic loop to work in the round along with a contrasting color.  Work a few rounds in stockinette to give yourself something to work with.

 

February 21: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church    10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                      7:00pm to 9:00pm – Fellowship Hall

Knitting As a Worldwide Cottage Industry presented by Lynn McCown

In many locals around the world, on top of subsistence farming and fishing, knitting was used to provide extra income. Self-sufficiency has always been the key to survival in small rural communities.  Aside from making shawls and clothing for warmth knitting was one of the few ways women could earn much needed income for their families.

 

March 21: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church    10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                  7:00pm to 9:00pm – Fellowship Hall

Thrummed Mittens presented by Michelle Sherman

Twisted bits of unspun, carded fleece wool are knitted into the fabric of mittens to create a warm lining. They originate from Newfoundland and Labrador.  Michelle has recently moved into the Dayton area. Supplies needed and more information will be provided at a later date.

 

April 18:  Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                  7:00pm to 9:00pm – Fellowship Hall

Knit Companion Tutorial presented by Elizabeth McDonough

 

April 22-23-24 DKG Retreat at Bergamo Center with Janine Bajus

The topic will be Design Your Own Fair Isle. Information will be mailed out to all members around
the end of January or early February.

 

May 16:  Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church       10:00am to 2:00pm – Fellowship Hall
                                                                                  7:00pm to 9:00pm – Fellowship Hall

For the Love of Cables presented by Vicky Roo

 

We are constantly monitoring venue location details watching for changes in recommendations on gathering during the ongoing pandemic. We will send out an e-mail if things change.  Make sure we have your e-mail address so that you will receive any updates.

If you have an idea for a future program, please Contact Us.