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October 2014

Vogue Knitting LIVE

October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014
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, 2014 - October 26, 2014
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

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November 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – November

November 11, 2014 @ 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

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December 2014

One of a Kind Show

December 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014
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

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Renegade Craft – Chicago December Market

December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014
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  

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – December

December 16, 2014 @ 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 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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January 2015

Stitches Midwest

January 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Schaumburg, IL United States
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WCKG Monthly Meeting – January

January 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Have you decided to learn a new technique in 2015 or just want to get better at one you already know?  Join us as we try 3 techniques that may intrigue you. How to make Wheelhouse Buttons How to use a Drop Spindle How to knit with Mawata Silk We promise you – you will learn something new! Please bring the following materials to the meeting; Drop spindle (if you have one) Roving (if you have one) 1”…

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February 2015

Weekend Workshop with Franklin Habit

February 7 - February 8
The Admiral at the Lake,
929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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The Windy City Knitting Guild is pleased to welcome Franklin Habit for a weekend workshop in February 2015. Read Franklin’s biography below. Class 1: Bavarian Twisted Stitch: An Introduction This class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, email Elisabeth Malthouse, Saturday, February 7, 2015: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (3 hours); Class size: 20 Pre-requisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including knitting in the round. Prior familiarity and comfort with working from charted patterns will…

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April 2015

19th Annual Stephenson County Fiber Art Fair

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jane Addams Community Center,
430 W. Washington Street, Cedarville, IL
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