All meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month. We hold a "meet and greet" beginning at 6:00pm and the meeting begins officially at 6:30pm at Hillside United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall at 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock GA 30189. When you arrive at NGKG meetings, please be sure to check in and wear your name badge as you enter the meeting. This helps us all to get to know each other, especially with visitors and new members.
March Meeting -- March 20, 2014
Presented by Jenna, The Whole Nine Yarns
Choosing color for Fair Isle and colorwork projects? Stranded colorwork is everywhere in knitting, but how do you choose what to use?
Color theory is fun and easy to use in practical ways to make your knitting pop! Learn about hue, value, tone and what they mean to your knitting.
Future Meetings (tentative)
April 17, 2014
Stitches South - Recap and Feedback
Specifically, tell us about any classes you took or instructors that you met that you felt were particularly outstanding/enlightening! Or did you find the perfect tool/bag/needles/??? …..something that never occurred to you to use, but now you think, "How did I ever get along without THIS?!" In other words, what about THIS particular STITCHES event got you excited, and has gotten you fired up to start new projects?
May 15, 2014
Ms. Betsy visits the NGKG!!
Join us as we welcome The Buffalo Wool Company and their traveling ambassador of the American bison, Ms. Betsy (no, she's not a bison…she's a truck!). Theresa & Ron Miskin are dedicated to promoting and preserving the American Plains Bison, and the ranchers that raise them. They are going to share a slide show presentation, fiber samples, garments, and wonderful luxury yarns in their shop-on-wheels. Don't miss it!
June 19, 2014
Everyone can enter; all skill levels are welcome. Don't be shy!!
July 17, 2014
Edging and Embellishing your Knitting using Crochet - Plus!
Presented by Janet Brani, OneLoopShy Designs
Anything can be embellished! When you do, you put your signature on the piece. Janet will show us some creative ideas for adding unique details to our knitted and crocheted projects. Embellishing takes the personalization of our projects to the next level. Come and see her examples of crochet edgings, simple braids, fringes, flowers, buttons & beads......and more!
Bonus: we will make a quick little sample project, so please bring sharp scissors, an assortment of sewing needles, and your inner child!
August 19, 2014
Experiences in Alpaca farming/Uses for Alpaca Yarn; AlpacaFest 2014
Presented by Sharon Bogenschutz, Owner, Georgian Oaks Farm/SuriBunny fibers
Her Experiences in Alpaca farming, uses for Alpaca Yarn, and details about the 2014 Georgia Alpaca FiberFest to be held in historic Columbus, Georgia. Sharon will bring samples of her luxurious SuriBunny yarns-so soft you won't want to pass them on!
September 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
November 20, 2014
Create the Best Look for You!
Presented by Susan Duralde, VP Programs, Atlanta Knitting Guild
Scarves/stoles/shawls that you knit should be part of an overall look. To create an elegant look, there are basic rules to follow, and Susan will be discussing those rules and showing us - via a wonderful slide presentation - the visual impact of different decisions we make each time we put on clothing.
This is also the meeting for Annual Elections
December 18, 2014