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May 2014

Double Knitting Homework KAL

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Admiral at the Lake,
929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Did you enjoy Tim Tucker‘s double knitting presentation at the March meeting? Have you caught the double knitting bug? Would you like to attend Gwen Bortner’s Advanced Double Knitting Workshop the Guild is offering on May 18th, but are worried about the homework? Then join us for 2 double knitting homework knit-a-long sessions on Sunday, April 13th and Sunday, May 4th from 2-4 pm at the Admiral on the Lake. There is no cost for these sessions, and you may attend either or both.…

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Weekend Workshop with Gwen Bortner

May 17 - May 18
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 Gwen Bortner for a weekend workshop. Gwen Bortner is the author of Entrée to Entrelac and a popular teacher and designer. Her designs have been published in Knitter’s Magazine, Creative Knitting, among others. She teaches knitting techniques at workshops and conferences across the country. Gwen lives in Le Grand, California.  For more information visit her website 2sides2points.com. Class 1: Knitting in Both Directions Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – May

May 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Mochimochi Land knitted toys with Anna Hrachovec May’s meeting will feature Anna Hrachovec, Designer, Artist, Knitter and creator of Mochimochi Land. Anna will tell the story of How Mochimochi Land came to be and introduce some of the characters and stories that make up this ever-changing imaginary world. We will also take a look into how knitting can mean much more than scarves and hats. We will also be joined by area yarn shop owners who offer classes to kids…

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WCKG Cultural Center Meet-Up

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Join the Guild for our monthly meet-up gathering on Sunday, May 25 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St., from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. If you are free, stop by and knit with the group!

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June 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – June

June 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Pate Conaway, Fiber Artist Pate will discuss his work as a fiber artist. See examples of his work and read interviews with Pate: – www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/pate-conaway  – www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/art-people-pate-conaway-knit-wit/Content?oid=907593 – mouthtomouthmag.com/pc2.html  

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WCKG Cultural Center Meet-Up

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center,
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Join the Guild for our monthly meet-up gathering on Sunday, June 22 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St., from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. If you are free, stop by and knit with the group!

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July 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – July

July 15 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Chicago Yarn Crawl Come hear Chicago Examiner.com writer Amy Kasper (aka The Fiber Friend) speak about knitting in Chicago and the upcoming Chicago Yarn Crawl happening August 2-10. Yarn Crawl topic will include: How to visit all the yarn shops How to plan so that you won’t miss of the store “specials,” patterns, trunk shows and book signings This will be a great opportunity for you to have your questions answered regarding Chicago’s Yarn Crawl.

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August 2014

Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

August 1 - August 3
Lake County Fairgrounds,
Grayslake, IL United States
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Come Celebrate the Work of Your Hands! It’s the 8th Annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair! Treat yourself to a Workshop Wander through the Marketplace Experience the Demonstrations Be inspired by the Exhibits Enjoy the Music Relax and work on your projects with us (or enjoy your new stuff). You could spend a whole weekend…you see, we believe a fair should fuel ALL your passions and ignite ALL your senses. Read more at www.fiberandfolk.com.

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Chicago Yarn Crawl

August 2 - August 10

It’s the 5th annual Chicago Yarn Crawl from August 2-10. This year there are 28 participating stores in the greater Chicagoland area. Many shops have arranged fun events in conjunction with the crawl. Each store will have a raffle basket worth $100 to a lucky winner. There is also a discount for purchases along with a free exclusive store pattern. Stop in any of the participating stores to pick up your passport and get it stamped for a chance to win…

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Stitches Midwest

August 7 - August 10
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center,
1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States
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A knitter’s convention featuring classes, book signings, fashion shows, and hundreds of vendors, it’s the place to be for any knitter, professional or novice. The amazing array of classes and teachers covers almost every knitting topic and skill level. Classes Classes are offered Thursday through Sunday. Registration is now open. Stitches Market Hours Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm Admission $10 one day pass $15 two day pass $20 three day pass Visit www.knittinguniverse.com/Midwest to learn more and www.knittinguniverse.com/MWMarket to purchase discounted tickets…

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