Check out the amazing sock knitting skills some of our members have picked up since the sock meeting!!!
Sharlyn’s socks, getting ready for heels!
Betsy’s very Florida socks!
Kim’s Socks (She missed the meeting and figured it out!)
It’s always good to see them on a foot! One of Sharlyn’s finished socks!
If you missed the early start on sock knitting at our potluck this month, no worries… we will be sock knitting at our June meeting!!!
– Skein of yarn – preferably sock yarn, but any yarn will work
– Progress keeper
If you have knitting needles that you prefer to work with, bring them along, if not, the guild will be providing double point needles for members!
Member dues are only $15 for the year, so if you haven’t signed up, please do so!
Hope to see you there!
We have had quite a few members that are interested in doing a Knit-a-Long / Crochet-a-Long… so let’s start with this one!!!
For the Crochet-a-Long… the pattern will be the Fall Cowgirl by Jessie Rayot
For the Knit-a-Long… the pattern will be the Bosc Pear by Tetiana Otruta
Each pattern is done in Fingering Weight yarn and should be 1 skein… check out each pattern and decide which one will be best for you! Print out your pattern and come ready to cast on!
Date: November 18th, 2017
Time: 10am to Noon
Location: Girl Scout House behind First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven, FL
As always, if you don’t want to participate, there is nothing wrong with that… we hope you come anyways! Just bring something to work on and have a fun time hanging out with us 🙂
With the Florida State Fair fast approaching, one of our members had mentioned a program on how to enter your art into the fair!
We will discuss what you need to know in order to enter. How much it costs to enter? Where you enter at? How do you get your stuff back? and much more!
Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Time: 10am to Noon
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Winter Haven, FL – Girl Scout House
Come with whatever questions you may have… and we will do our best to get them answered. I will have a copy of the 2018 Fiber Arts Competition Handbook and will also email it to the members.
Bring along your show and share items… and something to work on in case you get bored 🙂
See you soon 🙂
Jennifer Garcia will be teaching needle felting!!! We have had so many people interested in felting, and we finally have a teacher to do it… If you don’t know much about Jennifer, I will go ahead and tell you that she is an amazing felt artist! She has created some pretty awesome things… mermaids, pokemon, fairies, rabbits… and of course the adorable little snowman you see above!
This meeting will be to learn how to make a snowman ornament… kits will be available for purchase… each kit will include the needles, foam, and fiber needed to create this one of a kind ornament!
Non-Members – $10.00
Current Paid Members – Free
We hope to see you there for a fun day of felting and holiday cheer!
At our March meeting I will be teaching an introduction to kumihimo, or Japanese braiding. This will be followed by a more advanced class at our June meeting taught by Marcia White. (Thanks, Marcia!)
If you want to make a simple braided necklace or bracelet, you will need to bring the following materials.
A kumihimo loom (available at craft stores) or online or perhaps you could make your own
At least 8 kumihimo bobbins (16 of you want to learn advanced techniques). The bobbins keep the cords from tangling. If you don’t want to invest in them at this time, you can do without but realize the cords will get tangled more easily.
Two skeins of embroidery floss
In order to finish the project you will need findings and some superglue. See below for the kind of findings you will need.
For our project we will make the necklace in the lower right hand corner of the above picture.
I highly recommend that you go online to primitiveoriginals.com and order their kumihimo beginning kit for $12. This will give you everything you need to make the aforementioned necklace (including the pendant) except for the glue. It includes an instruction booklet. If you already have a loom and bobbins you can order the necklace items by themselves for $5 (necklace kit with filigree focal point).
If you purchase your items elsewhere you need to know that to finish the necklace you will need the twist-magnetic end cap set that is sold at primitiveoriginals.com or something just like it. I was unable to find any findings at Hobby Lobby that would work. You may want to wait until after the March class to get the findings or you can order them online at primitive originals.
Kumihimo is a fun, portable, and inexpensive hobby. I hope to see you in March!