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WCKG Monthly Meeting – February
February 19, 2013 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm| Free
If you’ve never heard of YarnCon, or if you’ve heard of it but never been, or if you’ve been and wondered what happened to it in 2012, then you won’t want to miss this meeting. Natalia, 1/3 of the YarnCom team, will talk to us about the YarnCon, how it started, how it’s grown, and what’s in store for us this year. Here’s a little intro she wrote just for us!
“YarnCon was started by us, Sara Ware and Natalia Wilson, because simply put, we love yarn. We frequent our local yarn stores, we enjoy going to fiber festivals and big conventions. We shop at and support our local alternative craft fairs like The DIY Trunk Show and Renegade. However, we found ourselves wishing there were more independent yarn makers at our favorite fairs. Instead of just wishing for it, we decided to make it happen. Since 2007 we’ve been working on YarnCon and refining it as we go. In 2011 Lindy Sinclair joined the team, and together we’re making it bigger and better than ever.
“We are excited to share the making of YarnCon, our mission, and where we are taking it with you at the next Windy City Knitting Guild Meeting. We hope you can join us.”