Tag Archives: Our Programs

Join Us June 2017 – Craftworks Summer Party

Time & Place

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11 am – 4 pm
Craftworks, Northborough, MA

Program – Craftworks Summer Party Demos

We will be participating in Craftworks’ “Beginning of Summer Party”.

We will be demonstrating various crochet stitches and techniques, sharing some FOs (Finished Objects) and UFOs (Unfinished Objects), and answering questions visitors might have about our local group as well as the CGOA. We will also be collecting rectangles for Warm Up America, as part of the 2017 CGOA Chapter Challenge, so if you have any you would like to share, please bring ’em along! (Or plan to crochet one during the event.)

Craftworks has invited a number of vendors to the event, including highlighted participant String Theory, an independent hand dyer. Craftworks has promised a fun day of drawings, testing, camaraderie and food.

Warm Up America Challenge

Please share your progress on CGOA’s Warm Up America Challenge. See the Warm Up America Website for their requirements (7″ x 9″ sections) and sample patterns.

Charity

Please bring your Warm Up America rectangles for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.

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2017 Upcoming Meetings

Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. Please note the earlier date this month, due to Memorial Day weekend. Karen will be presenting more Tunisian stitches in her program, Tunisian Beyond Simple Stitch.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Craftworks, Northborough, MA. We’ll be demonstrating crochet techniques at a table at the Craftworks Beginning of Summer Party and collecting rectangles for the 2017 CGOA Warm Up America Challenge. Come demo crochet, show your projects, crochet a rectangle for the Warm Up America, and enjoy the other vendors.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at Another Yarn, Burlington, MA. Please note the earlier date this month. We’re meeting a week early because the CGOA Chain Link Conference overlaps with our usual end of the month timing. Karen will be presenting crochet edging techniques — suitable to add to knit or crochet items.

July 26-29, 2017 : Find us at the CGOA Chain Link Conference in Itasca, IL.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at The Fabric Place Basement, Natick, MA. We will be distributing the blocks from the Warm Up America challenge to make into blankets. We’ll also be giving a recap from the CGOA Chain Link Conference.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Program: Yankee Swap

Join Us Apr 2017 – Super Show & Tell

Time & Place

Sunday, Apr 30, 2017, 1:30-3:30
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Program – Super Show & Tell

For our April meeting we will have a Super Show Tell! Please come and share any current projects you want to show off or get input on. And anyone who’s attended Stitches United in Hartford, please share your experiences and any exciting purchases. Plus, please share progress on our Warm Up America Challenge — bring any pieces you want to show off or get help with, brainstorm ideas, etc.

Warm Up America Challenge

Please share your progress on CGOA’s Warm Up America Challenge. See the Warm Up America Website for their requirements (7″ x 9″ sections) and sample patterns.

Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the library.

May 2017 – Tunisian Beyond Simple Stitch

Time & Place

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:30-3:30
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Program – Tunisian Beyond Simple Stitch

Karen will be teaching Tunisian crochet beyond simple stitch.

To Bring: 

Please bring some light colored worsted or dk weight yarn and a Tunisian hook sized to work with it (a size J or K will do). If you don’t have a Tunisian hook, a regular size J or K hook with a handle long enough to hold about 15 stitches will do.

Warm Up America Challenge

Please share your progress on CGOA’s Warm Up America Challenge. See the Warm Up America Website for their requirements (7″ x 9″ sections) and sample patterns.

Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the library.

Join Us Mar 2017 – Free Form Crochet

Time & Place

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017, 1:30-3:30
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Program – Free Form Crochet

Introduction to Freeform Crochet with Diane

Oh my gosh, look at that coat! It’s crocheted but not in the usual straight pattern. Colors and shapes go in circles and up and down. It’s exciting (or annoyingly unfathomable.) But you gotta know how they do it.

At Introduction to Freeform Crochet this Sunday you’ll see my Pinterest pages of freeform clothing and artwork, and at least three ways to put motifs (“scrumbles”) together. Then we’ll try a few techniques of freeform ourselves. Bring any yarn, sport to worsted weight is best, in several colors, plus an assortment of hook sizes. Add a few shiny or loopy texture yarns if you wish.

Homework

Optional: get a head start by making one or more circles or ovals about 4″ wide — to be added to in class. Be prepared for fun!

Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the library.

Join Us Dec 2016 – Yankee Swap

Time & Place

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016, 1:30-3:30 – Note earlier weekend this month due to the holidays!
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Program – Yankee Swap

Yankee Swap rules to be announced soon! Check back for more details.

Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.

Join Us Nov 2016 – Show & Tell

Time & Place

Sunday, Nov 27, 2016, 1:30-3:30
Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Program – Show & Tell

Please bring items you’re working on to show & tell.

Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.

Join Us Oct 2016 – Crochet Motifs!

Time & Place

Sunday, Oct 30, 2016, 1:30-3:30
Craftworks, 243 W Main St. (Rte. 20),  Northborough, MA – note different location this month!

Program

Karen will be presenting a program about crochet motifs.

Motifs are pieces crocheted separately and joined together to create a final project. Some example motif-based projects from our members over the years:

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Charity

Please bring your charity items for donation.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.

September 2016 Meeting Announcement – One Skein Challenge

Time & Place

Due to renovations at the library, we will be meeting at the Fabric Place Basement in Natick: http://www.fabricplacebasement.com/

Sunday, September 25, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Fabric Place Basement
Cloverleaf Center
321 Speen Street
Natick, MA

Program: One Skein Challenge Show & Tell

In May, Karen challenged us to work up some one-skein projects over the summer, and this is your chance to show off your handiwork. Strut your stuff, show off your fancy yarns, share with us a new stitch or technique you learned, tell us what inspired your color choices. We will “oo” and “ah” and have a good time — maybe even learn a thing or two!

Perks:

Peter (store owner) offers a 10% discount to anyone with a membership in a national guild (CGOA counts — just show you member card), or design professionals and students.

Charity

Bring your charity items. Deb is planning to be at the meeting and will collect your charity items this month to distribute to the many charities we support!

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.

August 2016 Meeting Agenda – Hyperbolic Crochet

Time & Place

We will be meeting at Auntie Zaza’s in North Easton, in their lovely classroom space at the back of the shop, on our usual last Sunday of the month.

Sunday, August 28, 1:30 to 3:30
Auntie Zaza’s Fiber Works
104 Main Street
North Easton, MA
http://auntiezaza.com

Program: Hyperbolic Crochet & Coral Reef Art

On display in the shop will be some of the pieces from Zaza’s “Coral Reef”. We will be hearing some of the story behind this art display, it’s previous installation, and a bit of the story behind the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project.

We will also explore hyperbolic crochet and try some techniques ourselves. Barbara will bring her “Brain Hat” and Mary will bring her “Brain Coral Flower” for inspiration. There will also be links to other patterns that have been used in the Coral Reef Project.

Perks:

Auntie Zaza has offered us a 10% discount if we want to shop while we’re there.

Charity

Bring your charity items to pass.

RSVP

All are welcome. RSVP to fishnetcrocheters@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Please do not call the shop.