January 2017 Newsletter
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Dedicated to advancing the art of knitting through the sharing of ideas and techniques, education and community involvement.


Happy New Year! 

Strut Your Stuff in the Work of Our Hands fashion Show at our February Meeting
. Do you have a knit or crochet piece that you would like to show off? We want to see it! If you would like to be a part of the fashion show send an email to TKG Programme Coordinator with a picture and short description of your item.

Bring your Friends to the February Fashion Show for Free. Do you know someone who you think would enjoy being part of the guild? Membership for the remainder of the 2016/17 year is reduced to $30 (from $50/yr).

Share your tips, tricks and techniques at the Skills Exchange Workshops to be Held in March! 6 teachers + four 15 min sessions. Get involved by being a teacher or by suggesting workshop topics. What would you like to learn? Do you have a technique that you would like to share with your fellow guild members? Send us an email!

LandMade at the Gladstone February 5th. Discover fleeces, rovings and yarns direct from the farm. Eight farms that raise sheep, alpacas and mohair will be available to talk all things fibre, and to provide locally and sustainably raised materials to the natural fibre enthusiast. Details available at
Get Ready to Frolic! The Frolic Returns Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30. More information about the workshop instructions and registration below.

For information visit

Message from the President

Happy New Year, and may your resolutions come true this year.

My new years resolution for 2016 was to spread the power of positivity to those around me. I certainly had a wonderful year, and this year I plan to be the best me I can be.

The Guild is growing strong, and we have a wonderful team of dedicated people who love knitting, and it shows. Thank you all for making this the most wonderful position I have ever held.

Knittingly yours, 

Debra Rowland, TKG President

December Meeting In Review

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Our December Social and Ugly sweater contest was a great success! It was great to see everyone chatting and enjoying some treats. 

Thank you to Signature Yarns for all the discounted lovelies, the donations to the monthly raffle and the prizes for Ugly Sweater contest!

We had a short Show 'N Tell with some beautiful items to help keep us warm in the cold months ahead. Thanks to Nelia, Patty, Greta, Sarah, Robin and Judi for sharing!!


January Meeting & 20th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary the TKG presents guild founding member Katherine Matthews! She will be lecturing on the history of Orenburg Lace. Katherine is the publisher of the Purl Diving line of knitting patterns available in Purl Diving Ravelry store. 

We are so pleased to welcome Rae from Stix & Stones yarn boutique in North Bay as our January vendor. Rae will be bringing a wide selection from the store, which specializes in all natural yarns, fibers and knitting supplies with an emphasis on small Canadian indie dyers that are not available in many stores. She carries brands like Americo Original, Ancient Arts, Dragon Strings, Sweaterkits, Orange Octopus and Stony Lake. Every knitter is guaranteed to find something unique, interesting and one of a kind. Cash and credit cards accepted. 

5 Must Follow Knitters on Instagram

Whether you are new to social media or living online here are a few accounts that every knitter should follow for inspiration!
  • Meme it up with Kniterella, great for those moments when your knitting doesn't go the way you think it will.
  • WeareKnitters feed has beautiful photography and simple knits, with a dash of pop culture.
  • WestKnits is the place to go if your looking to add a bit of colour to your knits.Stephen West has plenty of inspiration on his channel.
  • If you are looking for a little bit of everything, Woolful is a great channel, and they also host a podcast covering everything fibre!
  • AlpacasofInstagram They may not knit, but they sure are cute!

And us!!!! The Toronto Knitters Guild is now on Instagram! Follow us @TorontoKnittersGuild

2016/17 Meeting Schedule

Location & Times:
Innis College Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
7:30 - 9:30
Doors open 6:30 p.m. for social knitting

Members: Free
Guests: $8

January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017

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