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EVENTS

Guild Meetings

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).

List of Past Events

Upcoming  2016-2017 Events

Guild Meeting, Friday, 1/13/17, 7PM: Ignite Craft Boston
Location: MIT [ROOM & BLDG TBA], 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, 3/10/17, 7PM: Alasdair Post-Quinn
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Our very own Alasdair Post-Quinn has agreed to be our FiberCamp kickoff 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,” comes out in the fall of 2016.

Guild Special Event, Saturday-Sunday, 3/11&12, 9:30AM-6PM & 10AM-5PM: FiberCamp 2017. FiberCamp grows every year, so come to this urban retreat ready to learn new fiber crafts you didn’t even know existed, and possibly lead sessions to share your own skills. Fill your brain with new ideas, fill your social life with new crafty friends, and fill your stash from our awesome indie vendors and our free swap table!
Location: MIT Tang Center (Building E51), register in 3rd floor lounge, 2 Amherst Street (70 Memorial Drive for GPS, but enter on Amherst St side), Cambridge

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, 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.

Map of Meeting Locations

Map of Stata and Tang Centers, Tang Parking