Frequently Asked Questions
I have yarn, may I donate it to Seattle Knitters Guild?
No, SKG does not take donations of yarn or related supplies. There are a few options that we endorse, however: Knit for Life, Seattle Recreative, and Goodwill. Yarn donated to thrift shops will find a good home. Many knitters on tight budgets count on these stores for their knitting materials.
How can I be featured as SKG's Artist of the Month?
We're so glad you asked! Please contact Megan, our Program Co-Chair for more information.
Can anyone attend a guild meeting?
Yes, we welcome visitors, with the exception of the August Ice Cream Social and December Holiday Party, which are for members only. If you attend regularly, we hope you will join the guild. We depend on membership fees to cover our rent, speaker fees, and other meeting expenses.
I would like to knit for the homeless (preemies, etc.) Do you know of organizations who accept donations of knitted items?
The list of charity knitting opportunities is long and ever-changing. Some charities have one-time events, others have ongoing drives, sometimes with deadlines. Your best bet is to search online for knitting charities in your area.
I am looking for someone to knit an item/repair a knitted item. Is there someone in the guild who can do that?
The SKG is a focuses on hobby knitting. Your local yarn store is your best resource for finding a profession knitter or finisher. As of June 2018, the following names were recommended to us by local yarn stores:
Kathleen C. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acorn Street Yarns staff: email@example.com
Keith L. at Knits All Done: http://www.knitsalldone.com
Finishing and repair:
Bazaar Girls Yarn at firstname.lastname@example.org (Pt. Townsend)