Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, July 1, 7pm
What a historic month! The demonstrations we’ve seen across the globe in June have reminded me of the social media furor last year concerning racism in the knitting/fiber community. There were some uncomfortable conversations. The demonstrations last month are an amplification of those voices and more.
The board agreed to post a statement on our social media platforms supporting the current calls for social justice. In my role as president, I invite anyone in the guild to send me suggestions you may have for promoting makers of color in our community.
On a different tack, the board continues to discuss how to translate our meetings to a virtual format. This month, we're again trying something new. Our virtual speaker will be Sivia Harding, a well-known knitting instructor living in Portland. Sivia is known for her patterns featuring lace knitting and knitting with beads. Sivia will talk about mending our knits. Watch for the Zoom link elsewhere in the newsletter.
How is the charity hat KAL going? I have been impressed with the number of hats some of you have produced already. I’ve gotten feedback that it’s the perfect pandemic project—soothing, stash-busting and as simple or complicated as you want/need to make it.
Since we may not be meeting in person in November for our KAL show ’n share, we thought it would be fun to share pictures of our KAL hats in the newsletter and on our social media channels.
You can submit/post a photo by one of the following:
I hope you all are finding comfort and enjoyment in your knitting in this very trying time!
Paula Ward, President
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Time: Jul 1, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 813 0067 5016
Yarn Related in Seattle:
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Seattle Knitters Guild
SKG April 2020 Youtube Video
January 8 Heather Pleva with Earl Grey Fiber Co
February 5 Jenn Lysen with Cedar House Yarns
March 4 Marcie Leek with Yoga for Knotted Knitters
April 1 Online: Movie Night and KAL KickOff
May 6 Zoom meeting
June 3 Zoom meeting
July 1 Zoom: Mending Knits with Sivia Harding
August 5 Zoom meeting: Ice Cream Social with YARNO!
September 2 Back to School Mini Classes
October 7 Tea with Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
November 4 Knit-A-Long
December 2 Holiday Party
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