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December 2013

WCKG December Meet-Up

December 15, 2013 @ 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 an afternoon of knitting companionship. There’s no knit-a-long this month, so bring a project (holiday gift knitting maybe?) and stop by if you’re free.

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – December

December 17, 2013 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program This month’s program will be a double feature: 1. Greg Gale will do a short presentation on his Viking knit jewelry and chain maille designs, which you can learn at a weekend workshop with Greg to be offered by the Guild in Feb 2014. Details will be available on the website and at meetings as they become available, but you can check out Greg’s work now at greggaledesigns.com. 2. The Windy City Knitting Guild annual holiday party and brown…

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January 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – January

January 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: Designing–From Artistry to Mathematics Join us this month for a panel discussion and  Q&A session. Panelists Lisa Whiting, Emily Peters, Jen Lucas, and Kristen Rengren will talk about the design process and the methods they use, and then take questions from the audience. Download this flier to learn more about the event and the panelist.  This promises to be a great evening!

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February 2014

WCKG Cultural Center Gathering

February 9 @ 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 next gathering on Sunday, February 9 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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Weekend Workshops with Greg Gale

February 15 - February 16
The Admiral at the Lake,
929 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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1/22/14 – Online registration for Greg Gale’s workshop has now closed. If you are interested in attending either workshop, please contact Elizabeth Malthouse, emalthouse@yahoo.com, or Rosemary Pieri, rosemary.pieri@zurichna.com. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- The Windy City Knitting Guild is pleased to welcome Greg Gale for a weekend workshop.  Greg will be teaching Viking Knit and Chain Maille Jewelry. Read more about Greg below. Class 1: Viking Knit Date: Saturday, February 15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:30 – 4:30 PM (6 hours) Class size:…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – February

February 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: The Chicago Weaving School A presentation by Natalie Boyett of The Chicago Weaving School, this evening’s program will include a demonstration of different types of looms. The Chicago Weaving School provides expert instruction in the art of handweaving. With ongoing classes offered five days a week, beginning to advanced weavers find their creative home–where they are free to explore color, texture and pattern through the medium of cloth. Owner Natalie Boyett teaches from the philosophy that students with a…

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March 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – March

March 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Double Knitting—How do you start? Did Designer Emily Peters (January Designers Panel Discussion) inspire you to learn about Double Knitting? Have you always wanted to know more about this technique? Then come to the March Windy City Knitting Guild meeting as we explore the Art of Double Knitting with Tim Tucker. Tim will teach you how to cast on and begin a project that you can take home and finish. SUPPLIES NEEDED: Two skeins of yarn of the same…

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WCKG Cultural Center Meet-Up

March 23 @ 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, March 23 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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April 2014

YarnCon: Chicago’s Indie Fiber Fair

April 5 - April 6

YarnCon is Chicago’s homegrown yarn-centric exhibition — a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. Started in 2007, YarnCon aims to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, knitted/crocheted objects, fiber for spinning, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving. Saturday: 10 am-5 pm, Sunday: 11 am-3 pm Visit www.yarncon.com for a list of vendors, classes, and a schedule of events.

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Lorna’s Laces Sale

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lorna's Laces,
4229 N Honore St., Chicago, IL, 60613
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The Windy City Knitting Guild has been invited to participate in a private sale at Lorna’s Laces. The sale includes all weights of Lorna’s Laces yarn from lace to worsted weight. The yarn is mill’s ends or discontinued color ways. The prices are generally 50% off what would be paid at yarn shops. Due to the number of members who participate, we try to get an idea of attendance with a pre-registration form. The sale is on a first-come basis…

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