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Famous Members!

Check out the interviews with our fellow guild members Caitlin ffrench and Holli Yeoh.  Caitlin was a guest speaker at a guild meeting earlier this year.  Her interview sheds a bit more light about this talented woman.  Holli shares some insight and refers to a  workshop she will be offering to guild members in the future.  Stay tuned – as we are organizing something with some zip in the New Year!

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!

Valley Yarn – Friday, July 29 – Saturday, July 30
20% off all yarn – including the new shipment of Madeline Tosh fingering, silk/wool, dk, and vintage too! You must see the new shipment from local dyer Ocean Park – beautiful. There will also be some clearance yarn available at a bigger discount.

Wet Coast Wools – Saturday, July 30 –  Sunday, August 7.
Anniversary sale with many of their yarns included. Discounts ranging from 10% to 70% off! The sale prices will also be available online, for all of their out-of-town friends – just hop on over to their Discount Corner to check out all the deals!

88 Stitches – Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6
Post Inventory Sideway Sale has 30-50% off on select clearance yarn. Plus 30-75% off select books, patterns, and magazines, including Rowan Magazine back issues.

Executive Committee Members Needed – We are looking for you!

Elections will take place at the next guild meeting, Tuesday June 7, 2016, for the following positions:

  • One of Two Members at Large – guild meeting duties including welcoming new members and guests, organizing and collecting yarn donations, door prize ticket distribution
  • Secretary – note keeping duties for guild and executive meetings and other related guild administration duties
  • Treasurer – responsible for the guild’s revenue and expenditures along with any supporting duties and documents

The term/commitment to these guild member roles is a minimum of two years.

If you are interested in putting your name forward for any of these positions, or if you have further questions please email . Please communicate your interest in becoming part of the Executive Committee by midnight Tuesday May 31.

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.

Not only does the shop have yarn, it also has a gift area that includes knit, handwoven, spun and other unique items made by local artists. Mady says “We aim to provide unique and authentic yarns and gifts, and support local yarn artists from all around the Fraser Valley, BC.”

Join us at the May 3 guild meeting and hear all about her unique shop. If you are not a member of the Guild, please consider attending as a visitor. You may find it so much fun that you will want to become a member. Click here for directions for guild meeting location.

Marjorie N.


Marjorie came to Canada with her family at aged 11 from Essex, England, first settling in Edmonton. They relocated to Chilliwack where she went to high school. A UBC graduate, Marjorie is a retired librarian.

Casting On:

She recalls her mother and grandmother teaching her to knit when she was about 5. She took a pretty long break and didn’t pick up the needles again until she had her children. She says it was kind of like riding a bike…her fingers remembered how to do it!


“I love to do some form of exercise every day” she says and that includes walks around her West End neighbourhood, cycling, swimming and Tuesday golf. Marjorie and her hubby are enthusiastic travelers, having spent time recently in Haida Gwaii, the UK, and visiting family in Ontario. She is also the coordinator of a knitting group at her church, knitting dolls, shawls, and blankets & baby hats for various charities. She took up the flute in retirement and now plays in a community band. This is one busy lady!

Knit Knowledge and Know How:

When asked where she gets her knitting patterns and ideas, she’s quick to credit friend and fellow WCKGer Margaret! She describes her Ravelry use as “intentional”.

Cables and Lace:

The most fun she’s had knitting was her knit Fussy Cuts Blanket by Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne, which one of her friends had made and she “just had to make one”. She is always delighted when one of her grandchildren asks her to knit them something and is particularly proud of an Aran sweater she knit for her son many years ago.

Steaks, Tinks & Frogs:

What’s not finished in Marjorie’s knitting basket? A green cotton sweater that took about 3 years to complete and has been waiting for about 10 years to get sewn together. Why? “It just doesn’t look right”. We can all sympathize!

Dye Lots:

“I love autumn colours”. Green, orange, yellow are her favourites and loves to have real honest to goodness 100% wool on her needles!

Fibre Fantasy:

When asked what her fantasy project would be, Marjorie couldn’t think of anything that she’s longing to knit! Perhaps, she’s already made it…see “Fussy Cuts Blanket” above!

Guild gauge:

A Guild member since 2003, Marjorie was encouraged to join when she met two other members and she’s so glad she did! She loves show & share and the company of other knitting addicts makes the Guild meetings a fun evening.

Words of Wisdom:

“Always do a gauge swatch” and “keep a journal of all your work…with pictures”.