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Stitch Maps: The What, Where, Why, and How
with JC Briar

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Fremont United Methodist Church
2620 NE Fremont Street

Bus lines that'll help get you there: 17, 24, 70.

Doors open at 6 pm. Program starts at 7 pm.


What is a stitch map, and why are more and more knitters choosing to follow them? In this talk, JC explains what makes stitch maps so cool, where you can find them – and how you can create them yourself.

JC will have her book, Charts Made Simple, for sale at the meeting. Check or cash only.

About JC Briar: A self-confessed “technique freak” and “skill junkie,” JC dabbles in all kinds of knitting, but has a special fondness for textured knitting and novel construction techniques. If it involves lace, cables, or seamless construction, it’s sure to catch her eye. She shares her enthusiasm by teaching at shops and fiber festivals, and through her book Charts Made Simple. Her latest venture is, a website for viewing and creating grid-free charts of unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty.


This meeting is your last opportunity to deliver finished blankets for the Rose Haven donation. We will be folding them and tying ribbon around them at the meeting. 

If you can't make it, please try to make arrangements for a friend to bring it for you.
Meeting Volunteers

Thank you to the generous volunteers that help us set up, greet visitors, bring snacks, and put away chairs and tables. You make it possible for meetings to go swiftly! 

Kim Winter, our lovely volunteer coordinator, is always looking for volunteers.

Pre-meeting set up and post-meeting clean up are areas we need help in. If you're around after a meeting and able-bodied, feel free to jump in and help put away chairs if you can. No need to confirm ahead of time for clean up. Thank you.

Please email Kim at if you're interested.
TKGA Master Knitter Program Overview

Thursday, October 24
6 pm

FUMC 2620 NE Fremont St

TKNA Master Knitter and member of the Master Knitter Review Committee Hilary Forest will talk about what the TKNA Review Committee expects from swatches and reports. The Master Hand Knitter Program can seem intimidating, but Hilary will take the mystery out of it and assist you where ever you are in the process -- just thinking about signing up, or about to submit.
Conscious Conversations

This is a time we provide for knitters and crocheters to discuss current social justice issues in the community. Those who are engaged in social media, who use Ravelry, who go to yarn shops, or who just want to chat and listen, can share thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
*This month, we're meeting:

Monday, October 21st 
7 pm to 9 pm
New Seasons (N Williams & Fremont)
Private room near cafe
3445 N Williams Avenue 
Portland, OR 97212

See this summary of our 2019 meet ups.
OFFF Volunteers - Thank you!

We had a great weekend at OFFF. Thank you to the volunteers who helped us set up, take down, and talk about the Guild.
Catch Up on the Blog

For our September meeting, Kim Winter gave us her Ten Top Sweater Tips Before I Cast On. See them all, c/o the knitting instructor herself, on our blog.
Community Events
Weird Sisters
8836 N. Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203

October 13, 2019, 4-7pm

Weird Sisters Yarn Shop will host a Side Hustle Sock Sock Party featuring a Three Fates Yarn trunk show.
Knotty Lamb Yarn Shop
2003 19th Ave
Forest Grove, OR

Knotty Lamb's fall class schedule is up! Knotty Lamb offers classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, and special classes for kids.
Starlight Knitting Society
7028 SE 52nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97206

Fall class schedule is now open.

Classes include the Understated Sweater Class, beginning October 19, 2019 taught by Kim Winter, aka Dreamknitgirl aka PKG's star Volunteer Coordinator! 

Starlight is an official drop site for donated hand knits to Join-pdx annual auction.
Fiber Fusion Northwest
October 19-20, 2019 
​Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave, SE, Monroe, WA 

​Two days of fiber, education and fun! 
Knitted Wit Events

Halloween Harry Potter Pub Quiz Extravaganza & Menstruation Product Drive!
Saturday, November 2, 6 - 9.
By Hand Serial Issue 10

In Issue #10 of By Hand Serial, we travel Montana’s Big Sky Country, from Bozeman’s Paradise Valley to Flathead and Swan Lakes, from Glacier National Park to Swan Lake, and from Missoula’s Bitterroot Valley to the peaks of the Sapphire Mountains.

Join us in exploring Montana through the eyes of a scratch sourdough bread baker; a father and son team who has built wooden canoes by hand for almost fifty years; textile, yarn, fiber, and macrame artists; a sewist who creates rugged bags built for adventure from waxed canvas and Pendleton wools; and a jeweler who uses reclaimed metal and stones mined from the earth to create unique pieces of wearable art.
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