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Common Cod Fiber Guild Hosted Events

Guild Meetings

Every month from September through November and January through June, the Guild has events such as speakers and workshops. These Guild meetings are on Fridays at 7PM.

FiberCamp June 22nd-23rd, 2019
Location: UMass Lowell Innovation Hub

After a long wait, FiberCamp is finally back, thanks to the amazing space provided by UMass Lowell. During the week, this coworking space hosts local startups, so if  that describes you, please take the opportunity at FiberCamp to talk to them about joining them!

Watch this space for registration details–ticket sales start soon!

 

List of Past Events

Guild Meeting, Friday May 17th, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Brooke Sinnes of Sincere Sheep – will be lecturing about how she got in to the fiber industry, what it means to make custom spun yarns, and a brief overview of dyeing with natural dyes. Free for guild members, $10 for guests.

Brooke will also teach 2 workshops on natural dyeing over the weekend. Both workshops will be 10 am – 4 pm at Fiber Arts Boston Innovation and Resource Center in Newton, MA, with an hour for lunch on your own. Both workshops will dye nine one-ounce skeins of yarn, provided in the cost of the course – $109 for members, $119 for non-members, per workshop.

Saturday “warm colors” dyeing workshop – Explore warm shades of naturally dyed yarns during a day full of interesting discussion and hands-on experiences. We will dye nine one-ounce skeins of yarn in red, pink, orange and yellows using natural dye extracts and dried dyestuffs (with fresh plant matter if available).

Sunday “cool colors” dyeing workshop – Explore cool shades of naturally dyed yarns during a day full of interesting discussion and hands-on experiences. We will dye nine one-ounce skeins of yarn in blue, green and purple using natural dye extracts and dried dyestuffs (with fresh plant matter if available).

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Guild Meeting, Friday April 26th, 2019, 7 pm

Location: MIT Tang Center (Building E51), 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02138 3rd floor, room 395

Ann Shayne, co-founder of Mason-Dixon Knitting, will be our April speaker. Please join us!After 16 years of running our website, Mason-Dixon Knitting, we’ve heard plenty of theories, concerns, and deeply held beliefs about knitting. A lot of it is hooey! Come hear a cheerful rebuttal of these myths–with lots of beautiful knitting to see and inspiration along the way.

Free for members, $10 general admission.

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Guild Meeting, Friday March 15th, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton
Ignite Craft Boston, started in 2010, is a series of brief 5-minute talks by local folks who craft, make, build, and do other kinds of hand and creative work. It will take place on Friday Mar 15, 2019 from 7-9 PM at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. This event is FREE, but we do ask that you reserve tickets!

Interested in presenting? Read on!
The motto of Ignite events is “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” You give us 20 photos or other visuals (slides are OK), and we advance them AUTOMATICALLY every 15 seconds during your 5-minute talk. See examples of past Ignite Craft Boston talks on our YouTube channel.

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Guild Meeting, Friday February 15th, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Friday, Feb 15th 2019 – Mira Whiting speaks about photographing your finished objects. The presentation will cover lighting basics, backgrounds, capturing details and context, and photographing knits on people   At the Friends Meeting at Cambridge in Harvard Square. Free for members, $10 general admission.

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Guild Meeting, Friday January 18th, 2019, 7 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Annual yarn auction and sale – donations can be dropped off at ANY meeting, or coordinated by emailing guild@commoncod.com. At the Friends Meeting at Cambridge in Harvard Square. This meeting is FREE.

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December – NO MEETING

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Guild Meeting, Friday November 16th, 2018, 7 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Catherine Tutter, fiber artist presents “Speaking in Textile.” This presentation will illustrate the ways in which the artist’s intention and purpose as a maker have contributed to a natural unfolding of artistic expression that embodies memory and experience through fiber. Tutter’s practice as an artist has been grounded in the ancient kinship between stories and textiles.

At the Friends Meeting at Cambridge in Harvard Square. Free for members, $10 general admission.

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Guild Meeting, Friday October 19th, 2018, 7 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Sarah Kuhn of Thinking with Things and UMass Lowell presents a talk about textile arts and STEM – “Knit, woven, stitched, designed, dyed, and manipulated textiles are all around us, including next to our skin, but most people do not see the deep connection they have to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts. Whether you love or hate math and science, you will be inspired by this talk!”
Free for members, $10 general admission.