April 2016 Newsletter
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Save the Date - The Toronto Knitters Frolic returns April 30 & May 1. The 2016 Toronto Knitters Frolic features a marketplace on Saturday April 30th with 52 Vendors. The marketplace floorplan with links to Vendor websites gives an overview of what's on offer. There are many fabulous raffle prizes as well as a door prize, and Cafe to relax with friends and share the stories of your great finds. There are 2 days of workshops for knitters and crocheters of all skill levels. Workshops with special guest instructor Bristol Ivy are SOLD OUT, but there is still space available in other courses. See the workshop schedule and sign-up in advance at the next TKG meeting, online, or at the door.

LYS Classes and Charitable Events. A reminder, that a discussion thread has been set up under the TKG Ravelry group where yarn stores can post classes and charitable events. There may be an event of special interest to you -- What a great way to learn of opportunities in and around the GTA!

YarnOver SleepOver Retreat this weekend - a few spots still available.. April 15-17, 2016 Orillia, Ontario. Full details available at 

Message from the President

TKG EXECUTIVE TEAM for 2016-17: The Toronto Knitters Guild needs you!

If you are still considering stepping forward to participate in our executive, now is the time. I would like to thank Carol Mather-Miles who has stepped forward to assume the role of Registrar for 2016-17.  We are still looking for a Programme Coordinator. I really enjoyed the role the year before last, before stepping into the role of President. The role of Secretary has been vacant for a few months, and if you like to write, research and like powerpoint... you may enjoy this role.  Our newly defined role of Local Yarn Store Coordinator is up for grabs next year. We (well... honestly... all Cindy) have established great relationships with our local yarn stores, and we have them now reaching out to us. It is a good thing I would like to see continue.

Please consider joining our team to keep our vibrant Guild running smoothly.

Positions available:
  • Programme Coordinator 
  • Communications Coordinator 
  • Secretary
  • Local Yarn Store Coordinator 
Please speak with me at the April meeting if you are at all interested, or email anytime.
Knittingly yours, 

Debra Rowland, TKG President

March Meeting in Review

The March mini skills exchange got everyone up from their seats to learn a quick new knitting technique!

Vendor Table

At the March meeting, Patti from Passionknit brought an amazing selection of yarns and kits from Koigu, as well as Dovestone dk and Titus from baa ram ewe, Malabrigo, and Madeline Tosh.  The sample shawl (seen in the forefront), crafted from Koigu was amazing to see and touch.  


Many thanks to member Paula Wojcik for donating the pattern book Closely Knit, Handmade Gifts for the Ones You Love; member Ramona Ng for donating 3 skeins of Wendy Happy; and a special thank you to Patti Waters of Passionknit, for her generous donation of the gorgeous, Koigu gradient colour kit.  The Guild also donated a skein of Noro Odori.  Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

Show and Tell

There were some fantastic pieces presented by our Guild members - see all the details on the March Show and Tell page on the Guild website.

Main Event

Many thanks to all our fantastic instructors who participated in the skills exchange: Kim, Pat, Denise, Cindy and Michelle. 

April Meeting

Susan Fohr, Textile Museum of Canada

Susan Fohr is an avid knitter, spinner, sewer and natural dyer who lives in Toronto. Susan will share how her work as a museum educator has shaped her identity as both an educator and a maker.

She is currently the Education Programs Coordinator at the Textile Museum of Canada and formerly an historic interpreter at Black Creek Pioneer Village. She will highlight influential exhibitions and public programming initiatives that have revealed the powerful ways in which traditional craft practices have evolved to address contemporary issues. 

April Meeting Vendor: Micro Market. 

For the April meeting, we have a micro market of patterns, yarns, and jewelry; all meant to spark our creative aspirations!

Robin Hunter will have knitter's notions and patterns for sale. The notions include a Colour Tool Grid and the hard to find Buttonhole Gauge. Patterns will be on sale for 50% of the marked price.  Payment for Robin Hunter Designs is cash only.

Mary Pat McDonald will have colourful stash yarn, and kits with her two patterns.  Cash and cheques are acceptable payment.  

Tanya Preobrazhenski from Artisaknity, will have an array of jewelry for knitters, featured in Vogue Knitting. Bring additional beauty and charm to your knitting with enamel sheep accessories from the Artisaknity bijouterie collection.  Select from pendants, rings and earrings.  The stitch markers are perfect as zipper pulls and key chains.  Tanya is offering members a 20% discount on jewelry at the meeting.  Cash only please.


Vendor tables are SOLD OUT for the remainder of the 2015/16 season!   The line up for the balance of the season is exciting and varied for members to shop, and become familiar with the products offered by new and online yarn stores in the Greater Toronto Area … and beyond. 

Upcoming Meetings

April 20th

Susan Fohr,
Textile Museum of Canada

Innis College Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
7:30 - 9:30
Doors open at 6:45 

Next Meeting: May 18th

Monika Stramaglia - Machine Knitting

Monika has been machine knitting for upwards of 25 years, and loves to combine hand and machine knitting and crochet to make trendy garments and great looking pieces in a timely manner. If you have been curious about using a knitting machine, this is your opportunity to find out more as Monika discusses and demonstrates how they work.


Next Meeting: June 15th

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue Collection Inc.

Peggy Sue will be speaking on her experience in the fashion industry; her beginnings in mass market, fast fashion, and high end luxury goods through to her present company that exclusively uses North American fibre and labour to create heirloom womenswear. Her presentation will explore her experiences within the local fibre and labour industry and how those interactions have shaped the collections for her company to include more knitwear and outerwear garments. She will be presenting her 2016/17 clothing collection which will be available for pre-order as well as her 2017/18 collection just off the Toronto Fashion Runway.

Peggy Sue Collection


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