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).
Crafty Sundays are at 2PM on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month in the lobby of MIT’s Tang Center (Building E51), 70 Memorial Drive (for GPS) / 2 Amherst Street (for walkers), Cambridge. The lobby is right inside the revolving door at the corner of Amherst and Wadsworth; if that door is locked, you may have to enter the building through the parking lot door. Come hang out and craft, get inspiration, or take advantage of “drop-in crafty office hours”: Get help if you’re stuck with a project, learn to spin, troubleshoot sewing machine problems, etc.
Upcoming 2015-2016 Events
Holiday Potluck and Yankee Swap Sunday 12/6/15
Location: MIT Tang Center, Building E51, Room 095, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Guild Meeting, Friday, 1/8/16, 7PM: Ignite Craft Boston
Guild Meeting, Friday, 3/11/16, 7PM
Location: MIT Stata Center, Room 141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Guild Special Event, Saturday-Sunday, 3/12&13: FiberCamp 2016! Share your passion, learn from your peers, and connect with your community at our skill-sharing weekend of bite-sized ideas and techniques.
Location: MIT Tang Center, Building E51, register in 3rd floor lounge, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Past 2015-2016 Events
Guild Meeting, Friday, 9/11/15, 7PM: Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarns, getting started in the yarn industry and the future of Lady Dye Yarns.
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Room TBD, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Guild Meeting, Friday, 11/13/15, 7PM: Kate Bachus of A Hundred Ravens
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Room 141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Why Are There A Hundred Ravens?
All the mysteries of one of New England’s premier indie dyers revealed in a fabulous tell-all Q&A session. Ask your burning questions like ‘can you really make a living playing with fiber?’ or ‘Coke or Pepsi?’ or ‘what happens when both spouses run a business AND share a stash?’ or ‘why would anyone give up a lucrative game design career to dye yarn?’ ‘Wait, you worked on Elder Scrolls Online?’ All these and more… Other benefits of attendance include being able to touch, feel and purchase Kate’s fantastic yarns.
Guild-Sponsored Workshops: Kate Bachus of A Hundred Ravens
Saturday, 11/14/15; tickets here
Location: MIT Tang Center, Building E51, Lower Level Room 095, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge (see map link above)
10AM-1PM: Dyeing 101 (3 hours; one blank skein included in class fee). Dyeing is so complicated. You have to know all about the color wheel and the very special and scientific processes involved, and it’s really not a thing beginners should… NONSENSE!!!! Dyeing yarn is easy. The core concepts are incredibly simple, and it’s as uncomplicated and fun as dyeing eggs or painting with watercolors or using henna on your hair. Come learn the basics in nothing flat and have fun dyeing your own 100g skein of gorgeous sock yarn with A Hundred Ravens dyer Kate Bachus. Additional blank skeins can be bought for $20 each.
2PM-5PM: Gradient Dyeing (3 hours; one sock blank included in class fee). Everyone loves gradients! Subtle transitions from color to color without switching yarns makes for some beautiful projects and happy crafting. Learn to gradient dye with A Hundred Ravens dyer Kate Bachus, who will once again demonstrate that the only magic involved comes from your own creativity. Make your own 100g gradient skein of sock yarn in this fun class. Additional sock blanks can be bought for $30 each.
Map of Meeting Locations