Upcoming Fiber Events

e have a thriving fiber arts community in the lake area!  In addition to the monthly guild meetings (described in About the Guild),
 here is a listing of regular and special events in the next several months:
Ongoing Weekly or Monthly Activities
  • Weekly Tuesday Sit & Stitch at the Paint Box Cafe in Osage Beach from 11-1 p.m hosted by Lois Conway.  (Note: cafe will be closed for 2 weeks in February so call ahead to confirm which Tuesdays they are open.) 
  • Weekly Wednesday group knitting/crochet at Sheila Slater's home.
  • Weekly Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Social Knitting at the Fleeces to Pieces yarn shop in Camdenton MO.

  • Special Events
    • Fleeces to Pieces is hosting a Winter group knit-along which will begin Thursday, Jan. 17.  The project will be a winter jacket using chunky weight yarn featuring a collar, raglan sleeves, buttons and pockets.  Visit Fleeces to Pieces to select your yarn or use yarn from your own stash. A Ravelry discussion group has begun in which you can read comments, get advice on starting the project and ask questions:  https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/fleeces-to-pieces/3874460/1-25#

    • Feb 9-March 3  Unmaking the Forest Overland Park Arboretum, Overland Park. KS Walking tour of felted gnomes, mushrooms, etc. feltmakersfederation.com
    • Beginning March 2 Diane Crowder plans to offer her beginning weaving course and seeks students.  No previous weaving experience required.  The first meeting will be Sat., March 2, with further meeting days to be determined by the participants’ schedules.  All classes will be at Diane’s home, and looms will be provided.  The class will meet for 4 sessions.  Meeting 1 will cover what weaving is, how it works, basic weaving terminology, types of looms and their uses, and planning the project – a scarf.  Meeting 2 we will set up the looms and begin weaving.  Meeting 3 will cover removing the weaving from the loom, repairing problem spots, finishing fringes, and wet-finishing the project.  Meeting 4 will cover planning a project without fringes and how to design your own projects.  Meetings 1 and 4 should be morning only, 9-12.  Meetings 2 and 3 will probably run into the afternoon and Diane will provide lunches.  Total cost is $130 and Diane will be glad to accommodate an easy payment schedule.  Please contact Diane directly at liebcrow@earthlink.net or 573-374-1063 to sign up for the class.
    • April 13:    32nd Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival Waterloo, IL Monroe County Sheep Producers                   http://www.waterloo.il.us/event/32nd-annual-southern-illinois-sheep-craft-festival/                                            Bobby Bayne 618.939.4012 
    • April 26-27:  Eureka! Fiber in the Ozarks Eureka Springs Community Center Eureka, Arkansas                                                                                           Facebook Page  www.facebook.com/eurekafiberintheozarks/  
    • April 27-28:  The Turning of the Tide Artisan Retreat and Festival Mascoutah, IL     Turningofthetide.org