El Segundo, CA
OUR NEXT MEETING:
Saturday, January 21, 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, January 8
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!
If you want to join us or can't find what you are looking for or please contact us.
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: email@example.com.
Congratulations to our new officers!
Elections were held at the December meeting. Our newly elected 2017 officers are:
President: Jan Sandys-Renton
Vice President: Sarah Wood
Recording Secretary: Charlene Kirkland
with assitance from Julie Fielder
Corresponding Secretary: Cathy Keller
Ruth Lynn Sobel and Rita Levin
Treasurer: Peggy Avelar
We also have many new Committe Chairpersons as well as several who are returnng for another year! And some new and some returning Members-at-Large. Thanks for stepping up--you make our guild great! See the entire list here
The Latest News...
There are lots of great yarny things going on all the time. We are lucky to have members who share about fun events they have attended or that they know about.
Want to get involved in some yarn bombing? From Yarn Bombing Los Angeles: "Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) is a group of guerrilla knitters who have been collaborating since 2010. YBLA stages public installations and performances to help expand the definition of public art to embrace street art" If this sounds like fun, get more information from their website
By popular demand, here is the pattern for the greyhound sweater that Cathy showed at the April meeting. Click here for the pattern.
El Segundo, CA