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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Jesie Ostermiller, the author of The Colorwork Bible, will discuss how to choose colors that work together. She will teach the techniques and skills that are needed to make effective and successful color choices. The presentation will include real knitting examples to help knitters identify color combinations, learn about the science behind the color wheel, and apply that knowledge to create beautiful knitwear. Jesie is an avid knitter and designer with a passion for colorwork. Her designs have been featured in various Interweave publications and can be found on Ravelry.
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 6/10
Did you have problems joining us in the past? 
Our Zoom meetings now have more positive ease! We've upgraded our room size to make sure everyone can get in.


Running late? Please join us. Your entrance won't disrupt the meeting. Pajamas are welcome—no one will see you. Be comfortable.
Ideas Needed! 
Our growing guild needs a new home! We're looking for an affordable event space for future member meetings. Does your office rent a large room? Or perhaps there's a gym or cafeteria at your kid's school available to rent. Send your ideas to info@puddletownknittersguild.com.
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Anna shares tips for when a crochet hook is handy during a knitting project.

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to info@puddletownknittersguild.com.
Raffle Sneak Peek
The Colorwork Bible by Jesie Ostermiller
With chapters outlining more than a half dozen colorwork knitting techniques, The Colorwork Bible is your updated exploration of both beginner- and advanced-level skills with a vibrant, modern palette and inspired projects.

Ceramic Mug from Creative with Clay
This beautiful ceramic mug was made by Charan Sachar of Creative with Clay. His unique handcrafted pottery pieces are inspired by fabric, embroidery, and knitting.

Yarn from The Loopy Ewe
Two skeins of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series fingering weight in Kiwi and Kelly Green (100% Superwash Merino • 220 yards/50 grams).
Show and Tell
Submit your photos! We would love it if you’d talk about your project during the meeting. If you won’t be there or would prefer not to speak, just let us know.

Email your photos to showandtell@puddletownknittersguild.com before you go to bed on Tuesday, June 8th.
2021 Charity Knitting

Our 2021 charity knitting project is Winter Warmth for Rose Haven Women's Shelter. Any type of warm item is welcome—hats, gloves, scarves, cowls, even sweaters if you are so inclined. Since their guests are all ages, all sizes and color schemes are welcome. Want to crochet or sew an item? Go ahead. Machine washable is the only rule.

Need yarn? Email Outreach for supplies.

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, gender non‑conforming folks, and their children experiencing poverty, trauma, and intersecting issues.
Guild Membership
We're happy to have guests at our events. After a meeting or two, we ask that you support our programs by becoming a member.

Click here for an overview of Individual Membership
Click here for more information of Business Membership.
Join or renew now >

Join Puddletown's Virtual Knit Nights Every Tuesday
Drop-in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.

The link changes weekly. Visit the Guild Events page for the current link.
Mark Your Calendar
Guild Events
JULY MEETING:  
Carolyn Bloom of Bloom Handmade Studio presents Creating Outside Your Comfort Zone — Taking Chances, Embracing Mistakes and Discovering Your Artistic Potential
Carolyn Bloom is a designer and teacher who has developed techniques for embroidery on stockinette that allow the items to be reversible. She will share examples and her creative process. She believes that taking risks in artistry and allowing for failure leads to rewarding learning, changing, and expanding artistic experiences. Carolyn’s patterns have been published by Interweave Press and Twist Collective. She has been featured as a guest lecturer at Knitty City in New York City.
AUGUST MEETING:  
Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits presents Demystifying Shawl Shapes
Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits will discuss shawl construction and shaping by highlighting how the usage and placement of increases and decreases work together to form the popular shawl shapes seen in designs: triangular, crescent and asymmetrical. She will focus on understanding the construction to help knitters confidently knit or design shawls. Francoise is a knitwear designer who uses her designs to connect artistically with her Maori heritage. She is also an instructor and mentor to beginning designers through her signature program, the SWATCH Studio Circle.
SAVE THE DATE:  
We're planning a yarn swap at the end of the summer!
Grab some skeins you'd like to help find new homes or just bring yourself, and join us at Grant Park, Saturday, August 28, 2021. You don't have to bring yarn to get yarn.

Happy with your stash exactly the way it is? Bring your lawn chair and knit in the park with us. We'll share more details as we get closer to the event. We will be happy to see you!
Community Events
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 12
World Wide Knit in Public Day is the largest knitter run event in the world! It started in 2005 and is now celebrated in more than 50 different countries. 
Grab your knitting and go to your favorite park, public place, or front porch and KNIT! (Following the CDC and OHA recommendations, of course!) Take a picture and post it to your social media accounts. Don't forget to tag it with the event tag, too! #wwkipday2021

And, follow these tags to see what's happening locally:
Puddletown Knitters: #puddletownknitters
Portland area knitters: #pdxknitters 
KOOL-AID DYE DAY IS BACK!

Starlight Knitting Society • Saturday, June 26, 2021 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Starlight Knitting Society is delighted to share that Kool-Aid Dye Day returning this year! They’ll have socially distanced stations set up and ready for you to custom your very own skein (no prior experience required). You are welcome to bring yarns from home and they’ll have ready-to-dye yarn available at the shop for purchase.

All ages are welcome and more details to come. Save the date!

We're using Zoom for our meetings and knit nights, but what is it?

Zoom is a virtual meeting program. There's no signup process or fee for you—just a quick registration.

When you click the event's link, you will be prompted to install Zoom if you haven't used it before. If you'd like to test it, you can click an event link at any time. Here's a quick video showing what to expect when you join the meeting.
Guild Leadership

If you'd like to be more involved with programming, special events, or administration within the Guild, we're looking for members to help sustain and grow our Board over the coming years.

For more information visit the About Us page, talk to one of the Board members at a meeting, or email us info@puddletownknitterguild.com.
Our mission is to promote a diverse community of knitters of all abilities, to support local fiber providers and artists from farm to needles, to model respect for the local fiber community by actively valuing their time and expertise.
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