El Segundo, CA
OUR NEXT MEETING:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Recreation Park, El Segundo
For more details click here
We welcome guests to our meetings. If you would like to see what we do, please come visit us!
Our next Sit 'n Knit:
Sunday, September 11
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Recreation Park, El Segundo
The El Segundo Sliptstitchers meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Our usual meeting place is the Joslyn Center in Recreation Park, El Segundo. Changes to our meeting date or place will be noted here on the web site!
Welcome to the Sliptstitchers' website - we are so happy you found us!
If you want to join us or can't find what you are looking for or please contact us.
A special announcement from TKGA
Since 2001 The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) has been
owned and managed by Offinger Management Company (OMC),
an association management company. In April of this year, OMC
decided to dissolve TKGA, but they were willing to turn the entire
organization over to the Master Hand Knitting Committee. The
Committee unanimously decided that we could not let TKGA and
its programs die. Since that time we have worked to establish
TKGA as a non-profit entity with a board and bylaws. The
transition from OMC’s management to our independent
operation will be complete by October 31st.
The inaugural TKGA Board of Directors is:
Arenda Holladay, President
Leslie Gonzalez, Vice President
Mary Beth Jacobs, Treasurer
Christina Hanger, Secretary
Binka Schwan, Director
Just like the Master Hand Knitting Committee, all of the Board
members are donating their expertise and time as volunteers without any compensation.
Although we will be starting from the ground up as a new organization, we will honor existing memberships and the current educational programs and certification programs will not change. The only exception is the Master Machine Knitting Program. From this date, no new candidates will be allowed to purchase the program. Only those currently enrolled will be able to attain Masters status. The Master Hand Knitting Program will stay the same, and if you are currently enrolled your records and payments will transfer to the new organization. The same is true for those enrolled in any of the correspondence courses.
The major area of change will be Cast On magazine. The Fall 2016 issue will be the last print edition. The financial realities of producing the magazine contributed to Offinger’s decision to not continue with the organization. We will continue to produce Cast On but the new version will be digital only, and the educational component will be expanded. Expect articles and patterns to enhance your skill set as well as the fashion forward designs you have come to expect. We will also produce a monthly newsletter filled with tips, reviews and, occasionally, free patterns.
We are looking forward to a streamlined organization that is better designed to meet your knitting education needs. Please be patient during this transition time. We will continue to update you on programs, educational opportunities and membership as those decisions are made. If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at this address: email@example.com.
The Latest News...
Vista Fiber Art Festival
--by Sylvia G
Thanks to an announcement at Slipt Stitchers, I learned of the amazing Fiber Arts Fiesta in Vista, 2015. The dates for this year are October 1 and 2, 2016.
The Fiesta included a group of spinners under a tent, two adorable Alpacas, and tons of yarn in all price ranges.
The drive was well-worth it to see the huge outdoor compound, complete with a Weaving Barn, Museum and Gift Shop, Blacksmithing Forge, Antique Farm Equipment Garage, and Small Gauge Railroad Track with a Working Train.
A barn housed antique watches and clocks and another housed antique trucks. A huge gem show/sale was on display next door to the Fiber Fiesta. The RV park at the back of the property had a view of beautiful of the rocky meadow surrounding the property.
Food was served from a volunteer kitchen - a carved turkey sandwich with homemade potato salad for $5.99 made a delicious lunch which we enjoyed on the shady patio, while listening to a rotating group of country singers onstage nearby.
There is a link on the Events page for more details.
Are you up for a Challenge? Introducing the ESSS 2016 2-Ball Challenge. Click here for more details.
It's time to renew your membership! If you haven't renewed yet, please Click here to download the renewal form and return to Laura ASAP. You can give it to her at the meeting (or you can mail it to her at the address on the form)
Check out the details of our July-September KAL/CAL "Fiber Free For All" here
By popular demand, here is the pattern for the greyhound sweater that Cathy showed at the April meeting. Click here for the pattern.
El Segundo, CA