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March 2014

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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Double Knitting Homework KAL

April 13 @ 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…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – April

April 15 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: An Inside Look at the Virtual World of Crafting + Needle and Yarn “Tasting” Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter, senior account manager at Stitchcraft Marketing and local knitting blogger, will speak to us about the latest trends in social media for crafters in a talk called “An Inside Look at the Virtual World of Crafting.” We’ll also get an inside look at Knitter’s Pride, learning more about the company as well as experiencing the full range of their products first-hand. Not only…

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WCKG Cultural Center Meet-Up

April 27 @ 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, April 27 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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May 2014

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

May 3 - May 4
Howard County Fairgrounds,
2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD 21794 United States
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A major event on the American fiber calendar, the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is a fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more. Visit the website’s schedule and events pages for more details about the Festival. Learn more at www.sheepandwool.org.

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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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