Other upcoming events of interest:
CANCELLED March 21, 2020 - Griffith Park Yarnscape: Drop in Crochet Workshop, The Autry in Griffith Park
CANCELLED March 26-29, 2020 - Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl
CANCELLED May 17, 2020 - Southern California Handweavers' Guild Weaving and Fiber Festival, Torrance, CA
A note from President Sarah W. about connecting via knitting and other news:
1, The LA Yarn Crawl originally scheduled for the weekend of March 26-29, 2020 has been cancelled/postponed
2, The Southern California Hand Weavers event - Weft in May has also been Cancelled/postponed.
3, Below is an invitation from the KnitStars team for free links to some of their online classes in case anyone might be interested in learning something new. The link in the invitation will take you to a page where you can register and watch this week's session. Then you will be emailed the link for the subsequent sessions.
4, Chances are we will need to cancel our next meeting so I would like to encourage you all to use the Ravelry group to communicate. Along with the KAL/CAL and other threads we already had on our group I have also started a Shelter in Place Show and Share thread, add a picture on your project page and you won’t have to pay to post images directly to the thread if you don’t want to. I will also start a chat feed if you want to ask questions or just connect with your fellow guild members.
if you need help, comfort, or just someone to talk to reach out to someone you know on the roster, we all need to pull together to keep each other going in these uncertain times. If your not sure who to reach out to let me know and I will find someone you can talk to. If you want to volunteer to help guild members be a voice at the end of the phone, or lend a helping hand let me know too.
A special announcement from Knit Stars
In an effort to spread some knitting joy at a time when it is so very needed, we have decided to release one Knit Stars workshop from each previous season (1-4). These workshops will debut free of charge, accessible to all, over the next four weeks:
Week 1: Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Secrets of Knitting Happiness (from Season 3)
Week 2: Meghan Fernandes: Finishing Tips (from Season 1)
Week 3: Season 2 workshop TBA
Week 3: Week 4: Pacomarca: Meet the Alpacas! (from Season 4)
We will email you the link to access each “Free Stars” workshop as it is released.
Feel free to share far and wide, and bring some inspiration and learning to your yarn-loving friends.
Note that each Free Stars workshop will be available for only one week, and unlike our Knit Stars courses, they are not downloadable.
Please enjoy the free content, and let’s keep Knitting the World Together
Shelley and the Knit Stars team
P.S. Please keep supporting independent designers, dyers and yarn stores wherever possible. Many are offering special, free content as well as paid content and special services during this time. Thank you!
Volunteers needed to teach programs.
A request from Lenora (VP/Programs):
I would like to request everyone in the group considers
volunteering to teach next year. Remember not knowing a topic is no excuse, use the program as a way to expand your knowledge and learn a new skill or technique, then present your new skill to the rest of the group. I have programs set for the first five months with teachers so you all have time to learn a new skill and teach the program!!
Remember, the program section of our meeting is aimed at learning. This can be applied not only to the students but also for those instructing.
For members, a full copy of the newsletter is available here.