To stay connected with our fiber community; we're going virtual for our May meeting.
Luigi Boccia is co-owner and operations manager of Brooklyn Tweed. Luigi manages and develops every aspect of Brooklyn Tweed’s business operations and growth strategy. He loves working with designers, ranchers, and skilled textile workers in the USA to create the very best yarns and patterns. Luigi will take us behind the scenes at Brooklyn Tweed and describe how a new yarn is developed.
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Learn an easy way to keep track of what needle size was used to make a swatch.
Show and Tell Submit your photos! We would love it if you’d talk for a minute or two about your project during the meeting. If you won’t be there or would prefer not to speak, just let us know.
Join Puddletown's Virtual Knit Nights Every Tuesday Drop-in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.
Comfy clothes are recommended; pajamas encouraged. The link changes weekly. Visit Puddletown's Guild Events page for the current week's link.
We're using Zoom, 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 link on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you will be prompted to install Zoom if you haven't used it before. If you'd like to test this early, you can click an event link at any time.
Here's a quick video showing what to expect when you join the meeting.
Our Charity Project: Butterfly Boxes
Butterfly Boxes, started by Puddletown member Adrienne and her sister-in-law, helps established community members welcome refugees to Oregon. These newest of Oregonians come from around the globe and often arrive with few of the basic necessities or home comforts we take for granted. Butterfly Boxes seeks to bridge that gap with airport welcome bags, made by volunteers and delivered to the airport by their partners at Catholic Charities. These bags are filled with basic necessities like toiletries and towels, comfort items like stuffed animals and dolls, and organizational tools like calendars and folders to help settle into life in Oregon.
Puddletown Knitters Guild has set a goal of making 200 stuffies and dolls for the children of refugees in 2020. They should be huggable and washable. Safety concerns are low as the volunteers can direct items with choking hazards to older children. Keep in mind that most of the refugees are people of color, and dolls' skin tones should reflect their image.
Knit, crochet, sew, whatever craft speaks to you—just do it with love. A toy or two are wonderful projects to work on while we're socializing distantly.
COVID‑19 UPDATE: Jennifer Berg will be visiting us on October 16th & 17th.
MEET AND GREET
Friday, October 16 • 6-8 p.m. Weird Sisters (8836 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203) Join us for Navajo tea, snacks, Native Knits designs and patterns, and more!
DAY-LONG WORKSHOP Saturday, October 17 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WE ARE STILL HERE: Keeping My Culture Alive Through Knit Design
Jennifer will speak in the morning about her inspiration and design process, her favorite apps, and appropriation versus appreciation. Throughout the afternoon participants will learn stranded colorwork knitting tips and techniques while working on a project—a cowl she designed exclusively for this event—that features her own motifs and includes a space for attendees to insert a motif of their own design. There will be several expert knitters on hand for additional support. For full event details, visit the Puddletown's Guild Events page.
If you registered for the workshop before we had to shift it, your registration has automatically been transferred to the new date. If you have any questions, please email us.
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.