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Fiberworks Blowout Sale

I have been finally persuaded to part with some of my favorite yarns, needles, etc. to make some space…which probably won’t stay empty for long. 🙂(You know how that goes.) The 40% off sale on approximately 145 different yarns, needles, and kits will last until December 31st at 6 p.m., when we will close until January 18th to count everything that’s left. Will be so grateful if you give good homes to these “treasures” and make taking inventory easier for us!
Happy holidays and good health to all of you!
Arlene

DKG retreat cancelled!

It is with great sadness that our annual DKG retreat will be cancelled next year. We had to make this decision because of Covid-19. The dates were April 23rd-25th 2021. We will let you know what the dates will be for 2022 at a later date. Hopefully we can all get vaccinated next year and can feel safer being in a group. Janine Bajus has promised to be the teacher at our next retreat. I’m so happy about that.
Happy Holidays!

July 15th 2020

July 15th 2020
It’s time to pay your taxes and your Dayton Knitting Guild Dues. You can send a check to the Membership chairperson, Sue Pfeiffer. Her address is on the DKG website. Dues are still $15 a year. You have till July 30th to pay your dues so this is just a reminder. Hopefully we will all be able to meet again in person. Our meeting place is still closed due to Covid-19.

DKG Meeting Jan 20

Knit for Fit with Anne-Marie Walkowicz

Making a sweater is a time consuming and expensive process. We often choose a size, and hope it fits once the project is completed. When you have your measurements, how do you use them to make adjustments to your pattern so that your creation fits the way you want it to? Our DKG member Anne-Marie will present some techniques for choosing a size, and adjusting a sweater pattern so that it fits you.

Join us on MLK day to learn more about adjusting your sweater pattern for a fabulous fit!

Anne-Marie will also be presenting a workshop on customizing your sweater pattern to fit from 1-4 the same day. Contact Anne-Marie or Monica MacFarland if you’d like to participate – be aware that the class may already be full.

DKG Meeting Monday November 18, 2019

DKG Meeting November 18th 2019
Arenda Holladay will be our instructor for the day. At the regular meetings Arenda will be teaching us how to make buttonholes. After the morning meeting she will be doing a mini workshop:

Intarsia Mini Workshop
November 18, 2019. $20 for members. $30 non members
Bring with you:
3 contrasting colors of medium wt. yarn
Needles approximate for the yarn (generally size US 6,7,8)
Scissors and tapestry needle
Lunch

We have 22 people signed up. If you haven’t paid yet, you aren’t signed up. We can take a few more people.

DKG Meeting on September 16th 2019

September 16: June Cashmere
with Amy Swanson, USA Operations Manager
Amy will take us to Kyrgyzstan in her talk about Kyrgyzstan’s textile history, the recent discovery of highest quality cashmere goats, a peek at shepherd life in Kyrgyzstan, and the strides that June Cashmere founder Sy Belohlavek and his team are making toward the ethical and sustaina- ble production of cashmere in Kyrgyzstan. With the goal of economic development for Kyrgyzstan, Sy is 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 the country. Additionally, Amy will share insights about cashmere in general and June Cashmere’s yarn production and quali- ties 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: June Cashmere