Thursday, May 24, 2012

First Annual Teddybear Fashion Show!

Devon's sheep-in-a-sweater
As previously mentioned, we'll be having this event on Saturday, June 2nd, in the community room at the Christiansburg Library. It'll run from 2-4 p.m.

Who is invited: everyone! This even will be open to the public, not just guild members, so bring your family and guilt your friends into showing up!

What we need you to do: bring yourself, your knitting, and maybe a small snack and anyone else who wants to come along. Some people have already signed up to bring finger-food style snacks and drinks.

If you want to bring a stuffed animal to donate or decorate, awesome! The guild will also have a limited number of teddy-bear t-shirts available to be decorated at the event, if your animal is sadly naked.

We have a few naked stuffed animals (bears and dogs, mainly) stashed at Mosaic who still need outfits. Knitted (crocheted! sewn!) outfits can be as elaborate as a little sweater, or as simple as a scarf. The animals will be on display for a while at the Library before they're donated to local Fire and Rescue.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Save that Date!

We have got a lot going on in the month of June. Here's a fast rundown of events.

Sat. June 2-- The First Annual Teddy Bear Fashion Show! From 2-4 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library, in the community room. Here's a quick run-down of the event, it'll get a separate post later.  Any dressed up stuffed animal is accepted, not just bears. No, you don't have to knit it a sweater, a hat or scarf would be fabulous. We still have some naked donated animals, or you can bring your own. Bring a finger-food snack, your knitting, and your family! We'll also have some teddy-t-shirts for kids to decorate.
All the animals will be donated to the Blacksburg Fire and Rescue, after a display period in the library.

Sat. June 9-- World Wide Knit in Public Day! It's also our regular Block Party, so we're just moving location. More details about where that is when we get closer to the day-of.

Sat. June 16-- Our regular Guild Meeting, but this time with a focus on spinning to prepare us for the Tour de Fleece.  We'll have demos and you'll get an up-close look at wheels and spindles.

Sat. June 23-- We'll have a booth at the Summer Solstice Fest, in dowtown Blacksburg.  It's a kid friendly event. We are going to be fiber-ambassadors. Our booth will have some activities (spinning demo, potholder looms, other fun-with-yarn simple crafts), different fibers to play with, and information about the different fibers.
Let us know here or on Ravelry if you have any ideas or if you want to booth-sit for an hour.