Looking Ahead:

Here are the dates for the monthly meetings ~ click on links to check out the upcoming programs!
Rochester Knitting Guild 2014-2015

Sept. 8, 2014
Oct. 13, 2014
Nov. 10, 2014
Dec. 8, 2014
Jan. 12, 2015
Feb. 9, 2015
Mar. 9, 2015
Apr. 13, 2015
May. 11, 2015

Meetings are held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Doors open at 6:30p, meeting starts at 7:00p.

2014-2015 Membership forms: doc or pdf

2015 Guest Workshop ~ Franklin Habit ~ April 10 - 13 ~ Information

Welcome to the Rochester Knitting Guild

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It's Festival Time! ~

The first Guild meeting is under our belts, we're all talking knitting again, and now it's time to get ready for the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival which is celebrating it's 20th year!!! Details are below but generally speaking ~ Get your shopping bags ready, and in the words of Neil Diamond ~ Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies, as ev'ryone goes, 'cause everyone knows ~ it's Fiber Fest Time!!

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Finger Lakes Fiber Festival ~

The Finger Lakes Fiber Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm at the fairgrounds in Hemlock, NY. Sponsored by the Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild, the festival is the largest of its kind west of the Hudson Valley in New York State, attracting almost 3,000 visitors annually.

Exhibits, competitions and workshops on a wide variety of fiber arts are featured at the Festival. Free demonstrations include handspinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving, felting, lacemaking, rug hooking and basket-weaving. Over 75 vendors sell supplies and equipment on site to support all these crafts and more. Those less familiar with the fiber arts will enjoy sheep shearing demonstrations, stunning handcrafted gifts and one-of-a-kind garments, free horse-drawn wagon rides and festival food.

The Hemlock Fairgrounds, located just 25 miles south of Rochester on Route 15A in Livingston County, has been home to this annual festival since its inception in 1995. Admission to the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival is $5 per day; children 12 and under are admitted free. Absolutely NO PETS are permitted anywhere on the fairgrounds, including the parking lot. For further information on the festival, visit www.GVHG.org/fiber-fest, or call 607-522-4374.

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Looking Ahead ~

Rochester Knitting Guild welcomes Franklin Habit for four days of workshops on April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2015. Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008 - now in its third printing) and proprietor of The Panopticon, one of the most popular knitting blogs on Internet. Franklin will teach 8 different workshops and will also join us for our Monday night guild meeting (at Temple B'rith Kodesh) for a presentation. More information is here

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Community Knitting

Requests for Community knitting items abound, there is always a need for whatever you want to knit ~ We do continue to need baby items, preemie hats, and scarves for veterans. If anyone needs knitting needles for classes, we received a large supply at the March meeting. Please stop by the Community Knitting table to pick up supplies to keep your Community Knitting going over the summer!

Call for Preemie Caps

Scarf patterns for Veterans

Call for anything Child size for next winter for Boys and Girls Club

Call for Mittens