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Knit and Crochet in the news that may be of interest to Guild members

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

In case you missed it, the fabulous Janis Waller (aka Venue Coordinator at the Guild meetings) was named the Lifetime Volunteer of the Year at this year’s Lifetime Seniors Talks + Tables event.

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

You can read all about Janis’s knitting exploits in the Vancouver Courier.

Image: Vancouver Courier, Jessica Kerr

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.

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. A webpage will be maintained for this event to keep everyone informed; it will be linked directly to the Guild website.

Click on the Yarn Head to be taken to the Woolith Fair Page!
Woolith Button - pink only, no background


We affectionately call our crawler mascots “yarn heads”.  They will spread the word about this event to local yarn shops around Western Canada and the Northwestern USA. As part of the Guild table at Knit City we will have a poster and postcard hand-outs to promote this event.

Woolith Fair Poster for Printing

The Woolith Fair Committee will continue to work behind the scenes to ensure this event is a success and represents our Guild with distinction. We appreciate your ongoing support.

Thanks to the “old” and welcome to the “new” WCKG executive


The Guild would like to extend huge thank you to our outgoing President Edita ,  Vice President Stephanie, Secretary Anna and Member-at-Large Stella for all the time and energy they have donated to the Guild.   We are so grateful that you kept us “knit together” and our toques are tipped and our fingerless gloves are waved at you all!

On October 6th WCKG will welcome  our new President Glenda, Vice-President  Joanne, Secretary Marlene, and Members-at-large, Maike and Monique.  We’d also like to thank our Treasurer Marina and Member-at-Large Catherine, for remaining on the executive for another year.  You’ve got some big socks to fill!


Sylvia Olsen is coming to a WCKG workshop near you!

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Mark down Saturday May 2nd, 2015 on your calendars…Sylvia Olsen is conducting two workshops sponsored by the WCKG.  You can select either a morning or afternoon session and spend three hours learning Coast Salish colour techniques from this award winning author & storyteller. After a few hours of fun, you’ll have a fabulous toque!  All yarn will be provided, but please bring your own 6mm dpns.

This is a not to be missed opportunity to spend some time with Sylvia (and your fellow knitters!) as she embarks on her cross Canada knitting adventure.  Please click here for registration details.

Read more about her tour!