Check out these upcoming MKG and other knitting-related events
�Read all about Nicole's trip to India.
New Guild friendly shop: Effiloché - 6252 Saint-Hubert 514-276-2547 - 10% discount on yarn
With Spring flowers we welcome a burst of colour!
Did you ever want to knit with lots of colour, but were not sure what would look good, and what wouldn’t? We have the pleasure of welcoming colour guru, Giuseppe Dileo to our May meeting. Mr. Dileo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) from Concordia University, and a Masters in Fine Arts from York University. He currently teaches at Dawson and is the coordinator of their painting and drawing program. He will discuss the ins-and-outs of colour and we will all walk away knowing we can use colour like Kaffe Fassett!
Link to some cool free patterns: http://www.ptyarn.com/freepatterns.html
Link to Kaffe Fasset's new sock yarn.
End of year GARDEN PARTY for the Montreal Knitting Guild
Saturday, June 9 - Briarwood Presbyterian Church - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - bring your projects to share, lunch, snacks, lawn chair and your knitting!
Dates to mark in your calendar:
November 3-4 2007 Fiona Ellis workshop, hosted by the Montreal Knitting Guild
April 5-6 2008 - Sally Mellville workshop, hosted by the Montreal Knitting Guild
October 25-26 2008 - Beth Brown-Reinsel workshop, hosted by the Montreal Knitting Guild
UFO Week-end: April 27-29 in Quebec City. Join an enthusiastic group of knitters for an "Unfinished Objects" week-end. We're staying at Manoir Victoria which is a beautiful hotel in the heart of the old city. If you're interested in joining us, please contact Lisa at 514-457-2105 as soon as possible.
We are pleased to announce a new addition to our list of Guild Friendly Shops: Effiloche - 6252 Saint Hubert (514-276-2547 / www.effiloche.com). They offer Guild members a 10% discount on yarn.
Mark your calendars!
Lucy Neatby will be giving a workshop March 24-25
Fiona Ellis will be giving a workshop November 3-4
Check out this site: Lots of FREE patterns for knitted Christmas decorations. Some of these will be available at our December meeting – bring your own to share as well!
Instead of a gift exchange, we will be giving in a different way: If you’d like to participate, put $10 in an envelope. On the envelope, write YOUR name, AND the name of an organization you would like to support. We will draw one envelope, and ALL the money collected will go to the organization on that envelope, and the tax receipt will go to the person whose name appears on the envelope.
The Great MKG mitten challenge
In keeping with our Beat the February Blahs theme, we thought it would be fun to have a Mitten Challenge! By virtue of its name, the challenge involves making a mitten (or a pair of mittens if you are able!!) of your own design, or an existing design. The idea is to give everyone a chance to participate at a level with which they are comfortable and challenging yourself to be creative.
More information about Minka
More information about 10,000 villages and Minka can be found on this page, including some photos that were taken of Renato during his talk about Alpaca
The Yarnharlot is coming!! The Yarnharlot is coming!! The Yarnharlot is coming!!
Yes indeed ladies, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarnharlot) is coming to Montreal. She will be at the McGill bookstore - 3420 McTavish on the McGill campus - this Friday, November 10th at 5:30.
More info can be found at the bookstore's site.
October 21 - Double Thickness Mittens - Learn how to knit these super warm mittens from guest Nancy gunson.
Cost - $15.00
Time - 10am - 2pm
Location - Briarwood Presbyterian Church
Note - Bring your own lunch and snacks. Coffee will be available.
Homework - Knit the cuff of the mitten (pattern will be available at the October meeting)
Ulverton Woolen Mills Field Trip
The Guild will be visiting this Mill on Sunday, October 29.
The more the merrier! So far, we have 8 members signed up. If you’d like to join us, add your name to the sign-up sheet at the next meeting.
It should be a fun, relaxing day.
October - Ribbon Embroidery - Level 1
November - Ribbon Embroidery - Level 2
|October 27 - 28
|Centurion Centre, Ottawa
Visit www.inspirationsneedlecraft.com for more details
||Creative Sewing &
|Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Bldg, Halls D&E
Visit www.csnf.com for more info
||DEBBIE BLISS visits
|Debbie Bliss will be visiting the store, Wool’n’Things in
Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 30… agenda TBC
Visit www.woolnthings.com for more info
Did you see Vogue Knits, the Fall Issue? If you did, you saw an article about Canadian Designers – and it
mentions our very own Nadine Fenton. One of Nadine’s glorious creations is also shown – a pink ring
with fresh water pearls!
Well done Nadine!!