Guild meetings are at 7PM on the 2nd Friday of odd-numbered months — September, November, January, March, May, and July — at MIT’s Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge. Keep an eye out for the specific room (or, very rarely, a venue change).
Upcoming 2016-2017 Events
Guild Meeting, Friday, 3/10/17, 7PM: Alasdair Post-Quinn
Location: TBA, Cambridge
Our very own Alasdair Post-Quinn is our March speaker! If you haven’t seen his amazing work, his designs are at http://www.double-knitting.com/ (and on Ravelry). His newest book, “Double or Nothing,” came out in December 2016.
Guild Meeting, Friday, 5/12/17, 7PM: John Mullarkey
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Card weaving is a unique way of using very simple tools to produce results whose complexity is limited only by the weaver’s imagination. It’s impossible to explain without seeing it, so you’ll just have to take our word for it and come to the meeting!
Guild-Sponsored Workshops, 5/13/17: John Mullarkey
Past 2016-2017 Events
Guild Meeting, Friday, 1/13/17, 7PM: Ignite Craft Boston
Location: MIT, Cambridge
Ignite Craft is an amazing evening of tiny craft presentations. Just 5 minutes each, so you can journey through the creative lives of multiple artists and crafters in just one evening. It’s free, but you must reserve tickets in advance because seating is limited!
Guild Meeting, Friday, 11/11/16, 7PM: Phil Lindsay of RH Lindsay Co.
Note New Location: MIT Building 35, Room 225, Vassar Street and Mass Ave, Cambridge
Phil is the grandson of Ralph Haliburton Lindsay, who got his start in the Boston wool trade a century ago. Today, he continues the family business mostly by selling online to individual crafters and small craft-focused businesses. The American textile industry may have dwindled, but RH Lindsay remains; come learn about continuing this heritage trade in the 21st century. Spinners and felters will also note that Phil can provide both domestic wool blends and also fancier imported fibers, from silk to camel down, at very reasonable prices!
Field Trip, Saturday, 11/12/16, 10AM: RH Lindsay Warehouse and Showroom
Location: RH Lindsay Warehouse and Showroom at Draper Knitting, 28 Draper Lane, Canton
Carpools are available: for a pickup at the Green Street stop on the Orange Line at 9:20, send a message to awfief -at- gmail -dot- com. Or check the Common Cod discussion group on Ravelry for other carpool offers.
Guild Meeting, Friday, 9/9/16, 7PM: Elaine O’Donal (lecture & workshop tickets)
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
“What is Tatting, What is not Tatting”: Wikipedia defines tatting as “a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace from a series of knots and loops.” But do you know it when you see it? Know how it’s made? Know what you can make from it, or how to distinguish it from other types of lace? Elaine O’Donal of tattedwebs.com gives a tatter’s point of view for identifying lace. There will be many different types of lace examples as well as tools with which the laces are made.
Guild-Sponsored Workshops, 9/10 & 11/16: Elaine O’Donal (lecture & workshop tickets)
Location: MIT Tang Center (Building E51), Room 092, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Shuttle Tatting, Saturday, 9/10/16, 10AM-5PM (1-hour lunch break ~1PM)
Learn beginning Tatting using the shuttle method, from start to finish. This is an informal class,
allowing each participant to proceed at their own pace. Patterns will be provided.
Needle Tatting, Sunday, 9/11/16, 10AM-1PM
Needle Tatting is fast and easy to make – if you can hold a crochet hook you can needle tat.
Beginner pattern will be included.