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September 2014

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

September 5 - September 7
Jefferson County Fair Park,
503 N. Jackson St., Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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It’s A Weekend of Fun for the Whole Family! Fiber arts classes, stock dog trial, Country Store, Border collie demonstrations and “Sheep 101,” sheep & fleece shows, kids’ activities, educational workshops & demonstrations, used equipment sale, Hall of Breeds demonstration, lambing barn, Make It With Wool competition, and more. Price: $7 per day or $12 for a weekend pass. Kids 8 and under are free. Free parking. Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. – 3…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – September

September 23 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program:  Estonian Lace PROGRAM CHANGE! Note the new date (Tue, 9/23) and new program for our September meeting! Come hear Angela Combest of Chicago’s Fleur de Fiber yarn line. Angela will talk about Estonian lace and about her travels in Estonia. More details to come.

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October 2014

I Love Yarn Day Flash Mob in Millennium Park

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Millennium Park,
201 East Randolph, Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Join Lorna’s Laces and Mrs.Crosby Yarns in Millennium Park on October 11 for a FIBER Flash Mob to celebrate I Love Yarn day. We’ll gather at the north end of the park at NOON, when we’ll whip out our yarn, needles, and hooks to knit and crochet. So bring your camp chair or blanket, a hot or cold drink, and your WIPs. Rumor has it there will yarn and prizes and maybe even yarn prizes. What more could you ask for?…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – October

October 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: to be announced

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Vogue Knitting LIVE

October 24 - October 26
Palmer House Hilton Hotel,
17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Vogue Knitting LIVE is a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Take master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, socks, and more. Shop the Marketplace, which showcases new yarn and accessories from around the world. Watch designer fashion shows and browse the knitted art gallery. All of this and more in one weekend! If you’re a knitter, this is the event for you! General registration is now open for individual classes, packages, marketplace tickets, and gala dinner tickets. For…

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Fiber Expo

October 25 - October 26
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds,
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Join us in Ann Arbor, MI for a fiber fantasy – wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – from the plant or animal to the finished product. Learn more at www.fiberexpo.com.

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November 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – November

November 11 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Holiday Party & WCKG Board Elections DATE CHANGE! Join us on Nov. 11  for our annual holiday potluck celebration and vote in the 2015 board. Sign-up sheets for food contributions will be passed around at the October meeting. To add your contributions to the list after that, contact monthly program coordinator Karen Plomin at kcplomin@hotmail.com.

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December 2014

One of a Kind Show

December 4 - December 7
Merchandise Mart,
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Chicago’s Holiday Show! The 14th annual One of a Kind Show is the ideal place to find truly unique items for yourself, your home and everyone on your holiday gift list. More than 600 talented artisans will set up shop at the 2014 show. Speak with artists one-on-one, attend artist demonstrations, and create something yourself at a crafting workshop. Indulge in gourmet cafes and enjoy fashion shows and live music. More info at www.oneofakindshowchicago.com.

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Renegade Craft – Chicago December Market

December 6 - December 7
Bridgeport Art Center,
1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and support local makers! Shoppers will find an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery and gift wrap, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, children’s toys, apparel and shoes, to natural beauty products, repurposed lighting and furniture, housewares and much more. More info at www.renegadecraft.com/chicago-december-market-details.  

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – December

December 16 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Holiday Gift Exchange and Yarnbox.com Join us for a fun night. First we’ll welcome Michael Kenneavy from Yarnbox, who will talk about his wonderful company and how it works. Then the excitement of the night begins with our Annual Holiday Gift Exchange. Bring a wrapped gift valued at $12 to $15 dollars in a knit/crochet theme and let the fun begin!!! Your gift can be something you have knitted, a fiber-related book, a couple skeins of yarn with a…

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