About the Guild

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild is open to anyone interested in knitting at any level. Our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. The Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month except January and August. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm. Our “Knitting Doctors” are also available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting problems. The meeting begins at 7:oo pm followed by the Monthly Program. Address and location are: Harwood Place, 8220 W Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI Please join us. If you wish to contact the Guild please email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Meeting Program


What's In a Fiber?

Tonight It's Llama!  Of all the variables in knitting, from technique to pattern choice, perhaps fiber is one we seldom know enough about.  Tonight we'll learn about llama hair from someone who has raised and sheared llamas for many years and has lots of tales to tell.  Our guest is Brigitte DeMaster, owner of Bahr Creek Yarn Store and Llama farm.  We'll learn about the animals, hear stories of how she came to love them, and how the hair acts in knitting.  You will be able to feel the sheared hair and touch the very, very soft yarn Brigitte spins herself.  We've also asked her to talk a bit about tools and gadgets available to us with our knitting as well as some other new fibers.  And !!  We will raffle off 2 of the hanks of llama yarn straight from the spinning wheel.  There will be time to browse and we've asked Brigitte to bring things along to let us shop a bit.  Bahr Creek is set on  a dairy farm in the  beautiful woods bordering Cedar Grove, and Brigitte is a warm and welcoming knitter ready to share her love of fiber with us.

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