Simple Kool-Aid Dyeing

For those who attended the dyeing demo program, you saw with your very own eyes how simple it was to dye a skein of yarn with a large glass jar.

But for those who missed the meeting, you can still join in on the conversation. Here’s a YouTube video demo:

Food-Safe Dyeing

IMG_1575 Have you ever wanted to try yarn dyeing, but didn’t want to invest in a new set of pots and pans for it? At our November meeting, TKG member Jung Kang showed how you can use “food safe” dyes, like Kool Aid and food coloring. These acid dyes produce vibrant, nonfading colors on animal fiber yarns. Jung demonstrated several methods, including hot water immersion dyeing in a glass jar, and painting the yarn with several colors using plastic squirt bottles. She also gave away five “kits” of yarn and dye packets at the end of the meeting. – Marina

Yarn Swap and Silent Auction

Our October meeting was a silent auction, which means people brought yarn, patterns, needles, and related things they wanted to sell or just get out of their stashes. First we set up everything on tables downstairs, with a bid sheet for each item. There was also a free table of patterns and yarn that people brought to give away.

Then the fun began: we prowled around all the tables, writing our names and bids on the sheets next to our favorite items, hoping that nobody else would outbid us. Several items did go for more than the requested minimum amount, but most sold at bargain prices.

Happy 20th Birthday!

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The Tigard Knitting Guild celebrated our 20th birthday with a party in September. Some of our original members shared memories, a few of our favorite vendors came to show us their newest creations, and of course we didn’t forget the cake and ice cream!