Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Guild Meeting

Date: Thurs. February 9, 2012 at 7PM
Program: Members Teaching Members
Location: Merrick Golf Clubhouse just East of Meadowbrook Parkway, Merrick Road East Exit, and 2nd right onto Clubhouse Rd.

Members Teaching Members:

Freeform Knitting and Crocheting: The Next Step (with Carol Braunstein)
How do you turn your freeform crochet or knitting into a wearable garment? How do you put the pieces together or start making a pattern? In this workshop, you learn everything you need to know, to begin a freeform knit or crochet project.
Materials/Homework: If you have some freeform scrumbles, bring them with you. If not, Carol will show/tell you how to start. Bring 2 different leftover bits of yarn, a crochet hook or knitting needles. Bring paper and pencil and Carol will describe how to start the process of putting them together into something wearable!

Kitchener Stitch (with Alice Dictor)
The Kitchener Stitch (aka. Weaving and Grafting) is a technique that everyone should experience and have in their repertoire. Kitchener is a procedure used for invisibly weaving together live stitches. If you want to learn or forgot how to do it, this would be a great opportunity to try it out.
Materials/Homework: Cast on 10-20 stitches and knit 6 or so rows in stockinette, DO NOT BIND OFF. Leave at least 2’ of yarn. Make 2. Please bring a tapestry needle.

Create Your Loofah Soap! (with Judy Lambert)
What an excellent gift idea! Learn how to create your own
loofah soaps! You will learn how to make soap covered with needle felted jacket creating a soap that acts like a foaming washcloth shrinking as the soap is used. Use as a fragrance for your knitting, linen closets, drawers etc. If you don’t have any of these materials, please feel to watch and join in the fun. Spinners, if you have stray roving/fleece, could you share a bit with us?
Materials: Roving/fleece of various colors, Felting needles, Foam felting pad, Bar of soap.

Crafts & Technology Today (with Meryle Greenberg)
Do you know about Ravelry? How about the different Apps for your Droid, Nook, iPhone, or iPad. Join this open forum on the latest trends with knitting and crocheting apps and sharing what you may have.
Materials/Homework: Pen and Paper for notes. A list of apps you would like to share or know of. Laptop, netbook, IPad, Itouch or IPhone.

Beading Techniques (with Angela Monserrate)
Are you ready to add some “bling” to your projects? In this workshop, you will make a sample swatch and learn two different techniques to add beads to your knitting or crocheting projects.
Materials/Homework: With dk or worsted wt yarn make one swatch as follows: cast on 20 stitches in stockinette stitch, do not bind off. Bring one small ball or skein of dk or worsted weight yarn; needle or hook appropriate to yarn; Size C or a .75mm crochet hook. Note: Beads will be supplied for workshop.

Front and Back Post Crochet Scarf (with Joanne DePuy)
Learn how to make a pretty scarf using the front and back post techniques.
Materials/Homework: Any light colored dk or worsted yarn. If you want to start your scarf this evening, make sure you have at least 250+ yards. Crochet H or I hook to be sure that the scarf is going to be cushy enough! Don’t forget a piece of paper and pen to write down the techniques.

There will be plenty of knitting, & socializing. We will also have a 50/50, bring your dollars. Hope to see you on the 9th!