Happy June Birthday to:
- Nancy Campion
- Karen Lemmon
- Sue Tyvoll
Happy July Birthday to:
- Deborah Juul
- Marjory Lange
If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, please let us know!
June Meeting Minutes
We met at the Willamette Heritage Center and learned techniques to help make things for the Coral Reef Project.
Marcia Graciosa shared with us how to knit little things. She has made many little gnomes and animals and shared with us her secrets to connect arms and legs to bodies.
Kathy Goebel showed us how to knit corkscrews (wiggly worms). They are often used as decorations on top of hats. She also showed us how to make a knit rose that can be used for a flower on a hat. The knit rose just so happens to look like it could come from under the sea.
Aran Learn Along
Su talked about the middle neck ribbing section of our Learn Along scarves. More information and all the monthly patterns are on the Guild’s Learn Along page.
Join us at the Willamette Heritage Center on July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon on the first floor of the Mill building.
At the July meeting, guest presenters Ed and Wanda Jenkins will present drop spindle spinning and talk about different spindle types. They make beautiful Turkish spindles, which are available on their website, Yarn Tools. They will bring some spindles along for people to try. If you have your own spindle, you may want to bring it so we can see the different styles. We will have time to try spinning and then time to shop the fine wood items the Jenkins bring.
Our Aran Learn Along scarves are half finished, and we will be moving to the stitch after the neck, which is the Diamond Stitch. Karen Lemmon will present on the Diamond Stitch. More information and all the monthly patterns are on the Learn Along page of the Guild’s website.
We will have updates on our picnic at Silver Falls Park for our August 13 meeting.
Coral Reef Project
Check out the Coral Reef Project on the Salem Millstream Knitting Guild website, including a selection of patterns – both knit and crochet. You can also visit Coral Knit Fiber Arts and click on the “The Community Coral Reef Project” for more information and inspiration.
Other Local Events
- Trailing of the Sheep Festival October 5-9 in Sun Valley, Idaho
- Bead & Creative Arts Festival October 8-9 in Portland, Oregon
- Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival (OFFF) October 15-16 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon