Happy February Birthday to:
- Joyce Cook
- Patty Scruggs
Happy March Birthday to:
- Mary Blossom
- Lynda Hoodward
- Ginny Mahoney
If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, please let us know!
February Meeting Minutes
Ellen Nordal gave a fantastic presentation about knitting ergonomics – how to enjoy our pastime without injury. Her presentation notes are posted. Thank you, Ellen!
Members voted to accept changes to the By-laws and Procedures made by the Board. We also distributed and received back signed Hold Harmless Agreements.
Community Coral Reef
You’ll see under our upcoming events below that Christine Wertheim from the Community Coral Reef Project will be meeting with us during our April Guild meeting at the Willamette Heritage Center. We’ll be in the Dye House, so there will be room for lots of guests!
Coral Knit Fiber Arts is creating an installation which will allow people to walk through an underwater fiber art world. They welcome donations of healthy and bleached corals, underwater creatures, and items knitted and crocheted from reclaimed and recycled plastics. The goal is to emphasize the beauty and diversity of the undersea world while educating about climate change and pollution by maritime plastics.
A group meets in Lincoln City at the Lincoln City Cultural Center every second Saturday from 10-4. The deadline is August 1, 2023. They hope to display the reef at a number of locations throughout the Pacific Northwest starting at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in September 2023.
You can visit Coral Knit Fiber Arts and click on The Community Coral Reef Project for more information, patterns, and inspiration. All techniques and skill levels welcome! Tag your projects on social media #pnwcommunitycoralreef.
We’ll be meeting from 10 to noon on Saturday, March 12 on the first floor of the Mill building at Willamette Heritage Center. Hope you can join us!
Our presenter this month is Catherine from Hookers Corner in West Linn. Karen Lemmon spotted her yarn at the Farmers Market. Catherine will tell us about her move to Oregon. She started dyeing yarn, and it grew into a business. Catherine will bring some of her yarn for sale and is able to take credit cards.
Aran Learn Along
We’ll be moving on to the next section of the Learn Along: Pattern #3 – Blackberry. Sandy Galbraith has done the research, so we’ll get to hear about the history of the stitch.
If you’re missing any of the hand-outs, they are available on the Learn Along page of the Guild’s website.
Show & Tell
Bring along your projects to share!
We will have Christine Wertheim from the Coral Reef Project. We will be meeting in the Dye House, so there is room for you to bring friends. This presentation will be inspiring for knitters, crocheters, and yarn lovers. The creativity and planning will be interesting to all. Open to all.
The Learn Along stitch for April is Cable, and the history is being researched by Marcia Smith.
May 14 Field Trip!
We’re taking a field trip to Ewethful Mill in Halsey. Bring your own lunch. There is room for us to sit and knit after the tour. Tours cost $10 for members and $15 for guest. Sign up and payment will be in April.
You also may want to take a side trip to some of the area yarn shops. A quick Google search found these two — if you know of any others nearby, please share:
- Brownsville Stitching Parlor, 104 Spaulding Ave, Brownsville
- Knitty Gritty Yarn Store, 824 S Main Street, Lebanon
The Learn Along stitch for May is Irish Moss, which is being researched by Cindy Barrick.