Programs & Workshops

We are now meeting at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek. Here is a map for this location. This venue gives us room 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.

Please note: If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed the DKG meeting is cancelled.

Be aware that Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church is closed on Federal Holidays. Since our guild meetings in January and February fall on Federal holidays, we will meet on the 4th Monday in January and February.

Sept. 19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00 pm     7:00-9:00 pm          Fellowship Hall

A Practical Approach to Color Theory with Ann Davis
An Introduction of color theory principles. Learn to understand and interpret color in your environment. To facilitate this exploration, bring 2 or 3 items (or images) you love.

Sept.19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church   1:00-4:00 pm   Fellowship Hall 

Mini Workshop:  A Practical Approach to Color Theory   $10 fee
If you are interested in signing up a sheet will be available at the June meeting. Otherwise get in touch with Monica at  monica.macfarland@gmail.com.
A high-level overview of color properties and principles of application. “Unlock” your personal color sense using some practical tools.  Bring odd small skeins (20 yds+) of yarn for playing with color schemes and to share. The more the merrier for this yarn salad.
Materials to bring: Colored pencils, markers, watercolors or crayons. Bring scissors for cutting the yarn and a darning needle.

Please bring a lunch or a dish to share.  For those who have signed up:  DKG Color Workshop Materials List will be emailed to you in early September.

 

Oct 17: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall

Norwegian Knitting with Karen Cassedy

Norwegian knitting is a rich tradition. This presentation will be about elements of construction and design that are part of Norwegian knitting.  We will pay particular attention to Selbu mittens, with a brief reflection on other garments and designs from different parts of Norway. We will also discuss pattern resources, traditional and contemporary.  Karen has taken numerous online courses in traditional Selbu knitting from Patricia Fortune at Knitographyfarm.com.

 

Nov 21: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall

Gnitted Gnomes with Leslie Rogers in AM, Monica MacFarland in PM

Just in time for Christmas you can create a gnome or perhaps even a dondy of gnomes.  We have a variety of gnomes to show you. Leslie with Monica as her side-kick will demonstrate various construction methods.  Warning: Gnome making may be seriously addictive.

 

Dec. 10: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      Fellowship Hall

Holiday Celebration

Bring food to share, serving utensils and your own beverage. Guild will supply plates, napkins and cutlery.

If you’d like to participate in our annual gift exchange, bring an inexpensive gift. Please make it something you would appreciate receiving.

 

Please note:  If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed due to weather related issues the DKG meeting is cancelled.

 

Jan. 23: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Rolling Razor Blades   with Jean Andrews   – AM

A short highly subjective history of Cutting Tools.

Joining the Yarn   7-9 pm   Since the morning meeting promises to be about cutting tools, the evening meeting will concentrate on joining yarn.  Monica will demonstrate Russian Join, Spit Slicing and weaving in on the go.  There will also be some discussion on identifying yarn that has no label.

 

Feb. 27: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm    7:00-9:00 pm    Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Top-down Short Row Shoulders     with Monica MacFarland

How to create a top-down seamless shoulder with a slope to match your shoulder type whether average, square or very sloped. Begin with your shoulder measurement and gauge in the yarn of your choice. No more “stair step’ shoulders.

 

Mar 20: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Top-down Set-in Sleeves   with Monica MacFarland

After knitting the body of your garment, stitches around the armhole are picked up and knitted in short rows to create a seamless sleeve. This is pure knitting magic.

 

April 17: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Free Style Scarf or Shawl. Lynn McCown 
Unlock your inner designer and create your own pattern. Pick a chart, do a few calculations and create your very own design.

 

April 21,22,23  DKG Retreat at Bergamo Center with Donna Kay

‘Folk’ knitting is her passion, and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs.  Donna will have a project for us that will incorporate a variety of folk knitting techniques such as twined knitting, traveling or twisted stitches and colorwork.  

She has been an enthusiastic teacher, knitter and designer for decades.  Recently she has been teaching classes in venues such as the John Campbell school, New York Sheep and Wool (Rhinebeck), and Harrisville Designs. You can find her as “TreeOfLife” on Ravelry.   Information about the retreat will be mailed out to all members around the end of January or early February.

May 15: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

UFO ER 
Bring us your unfinished, rejected and neglected work. Perhaps you were winging it and just got stuck and your project ended up in time-out. We will try to answer those pesky questions such as “what do I do next ???” or “what the heck does that mean???”. We can give you just the advice you need to salvage your project, give it a new home or we may just encourage you to rip it, rip it, rip it.

June 19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Guild Potluck and Yarn Sale or Exchange

Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverages. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share.

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 may also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have lunch, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp

 

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.

 

We are now meeting at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek. Here is a map for this location. This venue gives us room 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.

Please note: If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed the DKG meeting is cancelled.

Be aware that Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church is closed on Federal Holidays. Since our guild meetings in January and February fall on Federal holidays, we will meet on the 4th Monday in January and February.

Sept. 19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00 pm     7:00-9:00 pm          Fellowship Hall

A Practical Approach to Color Theory with Ann Davis
An Introduction of color theory principles. Learn to understand and interpret color in your environment. To facilitate this exploration, bring 2 or 3 items (or images) you love.

Sept.19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church   1:00-4:00 pm   Fellowship Hall 

Mini Workshop:  A Practical Approach to Color Theory   $10 fee
If you are interested in signing up a sheet will be available at the June meeting. Otherwise get in touch with Monica at  monica.macfarland@gmail.com.
A high-level overview of color properties and principles of application. “Unlock” your personal color sense using some practical tools.  Bring odd small skeins (20 yds+) of yarn for playing with color schemes and to share. The more the merrier for this yarn salad.
Materials to bring: Colored pencils, markers, watercolors or crayons. Bring scissors for cutting the yarn and a darning needle.

Please bring a lunch or a dish to share.  For those who have signed up:  DKG Color Workshop Materials List will be emailed to you in early September.

 

Oct 17: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall

Norwegian Knitting with Karen Cassedy

Norwegian knitting is a rich tradition. This presentation will be about elements of construction and design that are part of Norwegian knitting.  We will pay particular attention to Selbu mittens, with a brief reflection on other garments and designs from different parts of Norway. We will also discuss pattern resources, traditional and contemporary.  Karen has taken numerous online courses in traditional Selbu knitting from Patricia Fortune at Knitographyfarm.com.

 

Nov 21: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall

Gnitted Gnomes with Leslie Rogers in AM, Monica MacFarland in PM

Just in time for Christmas you can create a gnome or perhaps even a dondy of gnomes.  We have a variety of gnomes to show you. Leslie with Monica as her side-kick will demonstrate various construction methods.  Warning: Gnome making may be seriously addictive.

 

Dec. 10: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      Fellowship Hall

Holiday Celebration

Bring food to share, serving utensils and your own beverage. Guild will supply plates, napkins and cutlery.

If you’d like to participate in our annual gift exchange, bring an inexpensive gift. Please make it something you would appreciate receiving.

 

Please note:  If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed due to weather related issues the DKG meeting is cancelled.

 

Jan. 23: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Rolling Razor Blades   with Jean Andrews   – AM

A short highly subjective history of Cutting Tools.

Joining the Yarn   7-9 pm   Since the morning meeting promises to be about cutting tools, the evening meeting will concentrate on joining yarn.  Monica will demonstrate Russian Join, Spit Slicing and weaving in on the go.  There will also be some discussion on identifying yarn that has no label.

 

Feb. 27: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm    7:00-9:00 pm    Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Top-down Short Row Shoulders     with Monica MacFarland

How to create a top-down seamless shoulder with a slope to match your shoulder type whether average, square or very sloped. Begin with your shoulder measurement and gauge in the yarn of your choice. No more “stair step’ shoulders.

 

Mar 20: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Top-down Set-in Sleeves   with Monica MacFarland

After knitting the body of your garment, stitches around the armhole are picked up and knitted in short rows to create a seamless sleeve. This is pure knitting magic.

 

April 17: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Winging it – Free Style Scarf or Shawl. Lynn McCown 
Unlock your inner designer and create your own pattern. Pick a chart, do a few calculations and create your very own design.

 

April 21,22,23  DKG Retreat at Bergamo Center with Donna Kay

‘Folk’ knitting is her passion, and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs.  Donna will have a project for us that will incorporate a variety of folk knitting techniques such as twined knitting, traveling or twisted stitches and colorwork.  

She has been an enthusiastic teacher, knitter and designer for decades.  Recently she has been teaching classes in venues such as the John Campbell school, New York Sheep and Wool (Rhinebeck), and Harrisville Designs. You can find her as “TreeOfLife” on Ravelry.   Information about the retreat will be mailed out to all members around the end of January or early February.

May 15: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

UFO ER 
Bring us your unfinished, rejected and neglected work. Perhaps you were winging it and just got stuck and your project ended up in time-out. We will try to answer those pesky questions such as “what do I do next ???” or “what the heck does that mean???”. We can give you just the advice you need to salvage your project, give it a new home or we may just encourage you to rip it, rip it, rip it.

June 19: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Guild Potluck and Yarn Sale or Exchange

Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverages. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share.

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 may also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have lunch, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp

 

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.