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WCKG member named this year’s Lifetime Volunteer of the Year

Why does Janis look so surprised?! The award comes with $5,000 travel voucher! It may be worth asking if she needs any help carrying her luggage! Continue reading...

Next Guild Meeting: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The summer is coming to and end, and we are looking forward to catching up with everyone at the next West Coast Knitters' Guild Meeting. We will see everyone on Tuesday, September 5th, at 7pm! Bring along your latest knitting projects, so we can see what everyone has been working on this summer! 🙂 Continue reading...

WCKG Presents the 2nd Annual Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl!

Woolith Fair is an event for yarn lovers and fibre artists from the Lower Mainland and beyond.  Organized by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, this three-day yarn crawl is designed to get you out and about, and visiting as many Local Yarn Stores (LYSs) and fibre-related businesses as possible!  The event is open to everyone – you do not need to be a Guild Member to participate. From April 28th to 30th, 2017, LYSs from Vancouver to Abbotsford Continue reading...

West Coast Knitters’ Guild Presents the Yarn Harlot!

  Canada’s favourite knitter, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee – also known as the Yarn Harlot – is coming to spend some time with the West Coast Knitters’ Guild February 24-26, 2017. Registration is now open to the public. Click here to get the registration links. Continue reading...

Famous Members!

Check out what some guild members are up to. Continue reading...

Local Summer Yarn Sales

In case you didn’t know there are a few yarn sales coming up from some of our guild friendly yarn shops. If you are in town, be sure to check them out. Support our local yarn shops! Continue reading...

Knit City 2016 Register Now

Knit City is October 1 & 2 at the PNE Forum in Vancouver. The 5th anniversary for this annual event will be better than ever. Continue reading...

Executive Committee Members Needed - We are looking for you!

Do you want to volunteer for some guild duties? Continue reading...

Guest Speaker - Guild Meeting - May 3, 2016

Mady the owner of Trendy or What Knot is the guest speaker for the next guild meeting. Her shop is located in Mission and is part of the upcoming Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl event. Continue reading...

104 year old guerrilla knitter

Say Hello to Grace Brett, 104, a member of a band of yarn bombers who recently left their mark in Selkirk, Scotland. Continue reading...

2016 Woolith Fair yarn crawl

On behalf of the organizing committee we are pleased to announce the West Coast Knitters’ Guild's very own 2016 Woolith Fair yarn crawl.   From May 6 to the 8th, 2016, fibre enthusiasts from all over the West coast will celebrate and sample local yarn shops, producers and independent artisans from Mission to West Vancouver.  Besides special event discounts and promotions, we will be working on draw prizes and giveaways for crawl participants. Continue reading...

Thanks to the "old" and welcome to the "new" WCKG executive

The WCKG begins (when do we stop knitting!) another knitting season October 6th with some new faces on the executive. Continue reading...

WCKG is now on Ravelry

West Coast Knitters Guild logo WCKG has new a group on Ravelry. Come join us on the web! Continue reading...

Sylvia Olsen comes to the WCKG

Sylvia Olsen's new book "Knitting Stories" tells tales of the knitters who have given the world the Cowichan sweater. During her workshop she reads from the book, tells her own stories about living on a reserve and teaches Coast Salish colourwork. Continue reading...

David Suzuki: monarch butterflies need your help, knitters!

A link to a website and a video with a Cheek-in-tongue approach to help monarch butterflies. So fitting for April 1st. Watch the video and see how knitters can help! http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/monarch-butterflies-need-your-help/ Continue reading...

Sylvia Olsen is coming to a WCKG workshop near you!

On Saturday, May 2nd the WCKG will welcome story teller, author and knitter Sylvia Olsen as she conducts two workshops on the beautiful art of creating Coast Salish knitted garments. Continue reading...

Knitted Knockers comes to WCKG

"Soft, comfortable, knitted prosthetics for breast cancer survivors". Barbara Demorest, founder of Knitted Knockers, spoke to the WCKG members about her passion...ensuring that every woman wanting a knitted prosthetic gets one! Continue reading...

#Warm Wishes from Tim Hortons

Canadian coffee and donut chain, Tim Horton's, has "bombed" one of their restaurants. Wanting to extend "warm wishes" to the residents of Fort Frances, Ontario, the restaurant is now filled with knitted couches and chairs to keep them cozy during those -15C winter days! Continue reading...

Looking for a last minute gift for the little ones in your life?

"Annie the owl loves to knit, but the other owls don't want to wear her knitted creations. So she knits herself an air balloon and goes off in search of animals that will wear her creations". This synopsis of the children's book "Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza" encourages both knitters and non-knitters of all ages to turn the pages! Continue reading...

How about a pizza or hamburger hat?

Phil only wears his crocheted hats around the house because he doesn't want to risk getting them dirty! Maybe he wants to avoid all the attention wearing them outside would garner! Continue reading...

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