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Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair

Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday November 25, 2017@ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$4 – $5 (cheaper if you buy your ticket in advance online from the Dunbar Community Centre)

West Coast Knitters’ Guild will be at the fair from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m selling unique hand-crafted accessories and garments.

Partial proceeds go to the WCKG ongoing support of Nova House.

Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Artisan Sale

November 3 & 4 – Beyond Fibre Artisan Sale, West Langley

Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild Annual Juried Show and Sale

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts to give or to keep for your own enjoyment? Beyond Fibre features woven, knitted, spun and felted items handcrafted by Guild members as well as jewellery, pottery, leather work and more made by other local artists.  Try your luck with bids on our silent auction items and enjoy the ongoing fibre arts demonstrations.

Are you a fibre artist? You’ll find yarn, fibre, supplies and equipment at the sale.

Come visit us at our convenient NEW LOCATION on our new Friday and Saturday dates (we’re not open on Sunday this year).

West Langley Community Hall

9400 208th Street, Langley

Fri. Nov 3 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat. Nov 4 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more info: LWSG Beyond Fibre Artisan Sale  (lwsg.org) or visit our Facebook page LWSG-Beyond-Fibre-Artisan-Sale


Knit in the Park

20th Annual West Coast Knitters Guild – Knit in the Park

Gather in Stanley Park at the covered picnic site #2 near the miniature train. Bring your knitting/craft friends!

Please remember to bring a small dish to share with the group (optional), your own utensils, plate, cup, your own beverage and a lawn chair or blanket. Tables will be set up in the picnic area. There is a concession stand nearby that usually opens mid-morning and has hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee and soft drinks (beverages will not be supplied). And don’t forget your craft…knitting, crochet, spinning!

Look for yellow happy face balloons and our sandwich board sign and you will be where you need to be!

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Picnic area is close to the bus and pay parking ($3.50 per hour or $13.00 for the day).

Everyone is welcome!


Advice for New Knitters by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“When choosing a pattern, look for ones that have words such as “simple”, “basic”, and “easy”. If you see the words “intriguing”, “challenging”, or “intricate”, look elsewhere. 

If you happen across a pattern that says “heirloom”, slowly put down the pattern and back away.

“Heirloom” is knitting code for “This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief”.

― Stephanie Pearl-McPheeAt Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Rethreads – Recycling Yarns

Reasons to recycle:

• ECONOMICAL and environmentally friendly.

• Yarn quality – thrift store finds such as angora, cashmere, alpaca, merino.

• Yarn colour – just the shade of pink you need.

How To:

1. Choose simple hand-knit garments made with good quality yarns and in good condition.

2. Unpick all seams and remove findings (buttons, zippers, etc.). Do not use seaming yarns for knitting. Use it to tie the skeins before soaking.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=BalhEiwdLd8.

3. Unravel yarns – Use a ball-winder for speed. Tie any short lengths together in the same ball.

4. Wrap yarn in long skeins – use a ‘Niddy Noddy’ OR the back of a chair. Tie ends around skein.

5. Soak 10-15 minutes in HOT WATER with non-rinse soap such as ‘Eucalan’. The hot water is necessary to remove the kinks from acrylic yarns.

6. To wring out excess water in a top loading washer, rinse yarn in cool water. Then place skeins in the bottom of the empty washer and advance to spin cycle. DO NOT ADD WATER or AGITATE. Just spin.

7. Remove skeins and shake out. Hang to dry.

8. Using an umbrella swift and ball winder – wind yarn into balls.

9. And you are ready to knit or crochet!