El Segundo, CA
OUR NEXT MEETING:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Recreation Park, El Segundo
For more details click here
We welcome guests to our meetings. If you would like to see what we do, please come visit us!
Our next Sit 'n Knit:
Sunday, February 12
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Recreation Park, El Segundo
The El Segundo Sliptstitchers meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Our usual meeting place is the Joslyn Center in Recreation Park, El Segundo. Changes to our meeting date or place will be noted here on the web site!
Welcome to the Sliptstitchers' website - we are so happy you found us!
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A special announcement from TKGA
Since 2001 The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) has been
owned and managed by Offinger Management Company (OMC), an association management company. In April of this year, OMC decided to dissolve TKGA, but they were willing to turn the entire organization over to the Master Hand Knitting Committee. The Committee unanimously decided that we could not let TKGA and its programs die. Since that time we have worked to establish TKGA as a non-profit entity with a board and bylaws. The transition from OMC’s management to our independent operation will be complete by October 31st.
The inaugural TKGA Board of Directors is:
Arenda Holladay, President
Leslie Gonzalez, Vice President
Mary Beth Jacobs, Treasurer
Christina Hanger, Secretary
Binka Schwan, Director
Just like the Master Hand Knitting Committee, all of the Board members are donating their expertise and time as volunteers without any compensation.
Although we will be starting from the ground up as a new organization, we will honor existing memberships and the current educational programs and certification programs will not change. The only exception is the Master Machine Knitting Program. From this date, no new candidates will be allowed to purchase the program. Only those currently enrolled will be able to attain Masters status. The Master Hand Knitting Program will stay the same, and if you are currently enrolled your records and payments will transfer to the new organization. The same is true for those enrolled in any of the correspondence courses.
The major area of change will be Cast On magazine. The Fall 2016 issue will be the last print edition. The financial realities of producing the magazine contributed to Offinger’s decision to not continue with the organization. We will continue to produce Cast On but the new version will be digital only, and the educational component will be expanded. Expect articles and patterns to enhance your skill set as well as the fashion forward designs you have come to expect. We will also produce a monthly newsletter filled with tips, reviews and, occasionally, free patterns.
We are looking forward to a streamlined organization that is better designed to meet your knitting education needs. Please be patient during this transition time. We will continue to update you on programs, educational opportunities and membership as those decisions are made. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Workshop Sign-Ups are now OPEN!!!
Hello Slipt Stitchers!!
Come one, come ALL!! We're excited to announce that it's time to register for the March 18-19, 2017workshops with Beth Whiteside!! Besides the info on the classes themselves (including class descriptions, materials needed and homework) there's lots of info to share. To find out everything you need to know about prices and registration (and food! ;-D), click here
Volunteers needed to teach programs.
A request from Sarah (VP/Programs):
Based on feedback from the member survey, we have decided on our program schecule for 2017. Click here to see the list. We are in need of volunteers for the topics listed in red.
The program section of our meeting is aimed at learning. This can be applied not only to the students but also for those instructing. Why not challenge yourself to learn something new and turn it into a class that everyone else can attend and pass on your newly learnt skills.
By popular demand, here is the pattern for the greyhound sweater that Cathy showed at the April 2016 meeting. Click here for the pattern.
El Segundo, CA