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ZZ Alpaca Yarn KAL Wrap-Up

ZZ Alpaca Yarn KAL Wrap-Up

Many, many thanks go to Dave and Sue of ZZ Alpacas for being a part of our Tigard Knitting Guild alpaca yarn KAL! And especially for donating the gorgeous yarn for the raffle prizes! It was fun to see all the projects and we look forward to seeing those WIPs when they are finished. Thanks to everyone for participating!  

Alpaca Yarn and Fiber KAL

Alpaca Yarn and Fiber KAL

 Our August program will be a presentation by Dave Zandberg of ZZ Alpacas (zzalpacas.com). On a farm in Dallas, Oregon, Dave and his wife, Sue Zofchak, raise about 50 alpacas, 7 angora goats, some llamas, some sheep, and a few dozen other assorted animals. Dave and Sue are regulars at many local yarn events selling the yarn and fiber made from their herd. Dave has agreed to come and tell us all about the farm, the yarn, and what it’s…

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A Lifetime of Knitting Experiences

A Lifetime of Knitting Experiences

Long-time TKG member Y’vonne Cutright shared some of her many interesting knitting experiences and amazing work at our July meeting. She’s attended knitting camp with Elizabeth Zimmermann(!), discussed Shetland shawl knitting with native Shetlander, Patrician Johnston (she started The Shetland Tracer which has since been taken over by her daughter – well-known designer Gudrun Johnston)(!), helped a friend get 1,600 machine-knit Christmas pillows out the door(!), knit a dress(!), and taught many classes. Somewhere along in there, Ellen Bernat of…

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Blissful Knits’ Color Fest

Blissful Knits’ Color Fest

 Our speaker, Raya Budrevich, began her business Blissful Knits by dyeing yarn in her kitchen. As she explained, she has now graduated to a better set-up in her garage, taking over her husband’s former beer brewing sink to rinse the beautiful colors she hand dyes there.     She brought a large selection of skeins and arranged them in bowls like candy, as she described how she decided to become a hand dyer and how the business is growing. Raya…

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