Welcome

See what's happening at the Greater Boston Knitting Guild as we knit our projects and our lives together, one stitch at a time.

Knitting Community
 

We are happy you're here.  Our Members come from 20 states (so far!), Switzerland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Australia. The Membership includes beginners, advanced, experts, and all levels in between.   

 

We share a curiosity of all things knit, crochet and fiber.  We provide a variety of programs and events to satisfy the curious.  Together we learn, we teach, we pass the craft down through the next generation and find inspiration.  Our Guild brings the world of making, design, and fiber to our Membership. 

 

Gather your yarn, grab your needles, and join us at any of our events for a smile, a new friend, and a spark of inspiration.  It’s nice to be with people who understand why your stash is so large or your number of works in progress is what it is!

 

- Cynthia Doherty, President

 
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A Bit About the GBKG

Our Guild is celebrating our 29th year as a community knitting group in the Greater Boston Area. Today we are diverse group of  290+ Knitters, Crocheters and Makers from 20 states and 6 Countries! 


WE WELCOME ALL MAKERS

From beginners to certified masters, all you need is a curiosity to learn. And learn we do: at our monthly meetings and workshops with experts in the field, from each other, and from our business members and local yarn shops.

WE ARE ALL ABOUT EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

 GBKG has a reputation as one of the premier Knitting Guilds in New England and we are a  member of the Knitting Guild of America. For 29 years we have brought experts from around the world to educate our members in the art of knitting through monthly meetings and workshops. Along with education, the importance of community is equally strong. Supporting, inspiring, and learning from each other, while making new friends, is our foundation and reaching beyond our doors, with our Community Outreach Programs.

To learn more about the Greater Boston Knitting Guild, established in 1993, click on the button to read our complete history!

 

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 21: Berry Meadow Farm

Wednesday, August 11: An "Out of the Blue Event" with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

September 2022: "Knitting for Good Month"


Berry Meadow Farm of Vermont, is nestled between the Green Mountains to the east and Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks to the west in the small town of Orwell (population 1250). Their 110 acre farm is home to their herd of Alpacas and flock of Rambouillet and Romeldale Sheep. They produce their own unique knitting and crochet kits, beautiful patterns, exceptional yarn and alpaca garments and home goods.

Eve Jabcobs- Carnahan: Wondering how an artist thinks? Where do the ideas come from? Hear how Eve moved from knitting sweaters to making conceptual mixed media knitted sculpture. Find out how she searched for teachers, synthesized diverse sources, and developed techniques of her own. In this virtual studio visit, you’ll see how Eve makes armatures for my knitted sculptures. For knitters who dream to go beyond clothing, this talk will inspire you to explore knitting in a new way.

Knitting for Good Month: This September we will join together both GBKG Members and Non-Members to knit and crochet in abundance for the Community Outreach Program.

 

July and August Programs 2022

  • A Virtual Visit to Berry Meadow Farm
    Thu, Jul 21
    Member Virtual Event
    Jul 21, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Member Virtual Event
    Join the owners of this Vermont Fiber Farm for a brief video tour of the farm from the gardens to the animal barn, highlights of recent Alpaca & Sheep shearing, Q&A and a Show & Tell of their popular Kits and Yarns! Non-Members welcome for link contact: president@gbkg.org
  • " An Artist’s Journey Beyond Socks & Sweaters" with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
    Aug 11, 7:00 PM – Aug 12, 8:00 PM
    Member Virtual Event
    Wondering how an artist thinks? Where do the ideas come from? Eve Jacobs-Carnahan moved from knitting sweaters to making conceptual mixed media knitted sculpture. For knitters who dream to go beyond clothing, this talk will inspire U to explore knitting in a new way. Members: $0 Non-Members: $10
 

At the Greater Boston Knitting Guild

We meet others who share our passion for knitting, crocheting and all things fiber.  Our virtual meetings bring speakers from around the globe to our Guild.  Our workshops offer a large variety of skills and techniques for all levels.  Our "Knit A-Longs" and "Out of the Blue" events are opportunities to learn, share and make new friends.

*Please note: The content of our meetings Presenters is their sole intellectual property and is not recorded unless noted.

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Membership

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Join Our Group

  • Guest speakers from around the world

  • Workshops for all skill levels

  • Virtual Knit-A-Longs

  • Virtual Knit together sessions

  • Discounts at Business Members' shops

  • Individualized knitting and crocheting help

  • Occasional "Out of the Blue" events

And mostly, the opportunity to do what you love with other Makers.

Community Outreach

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Knitting for Good

Since 1993, we have been putting our needles to work for others as well as ourselves. You can help by knitting a Prayer Shawl for Brigham and Women's Hospital; hats, booties, or sweaters for The Newborn Baby Unit at Boston Medical Center; or clothing for the homeless and others in need through The Knitting Connection.   We also knit period clothing  for interpreters at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums. We like to say it's knitting for GOOD!

Membership Events

Photo: Kaffe Fassett, guest speaker, May 2021

Monthly Virtual Meetings:

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00am Eastern

Includes: Show & Tell, short business meeting, Guest Speaker with Q&A

 

Virtual Workshops:

Workshops with teachers from around the globe are offered at a reduced fee.  See the variety of teachers and topics we offer in the Past Events Gallery on the Events tab. 

 

Out of the Blue Events:

From time to time, we surprise our Members with an "Out of the Blue" event at no additional charge. This could be a tour of a mill, a special lecture, or a special workshop.  It could be on a weekend or an evening and it's always welcome!


KAL’s and "Knit Ins"

We provide both evening and morning sessions to allow more opportunities to join in. We offer a variety of Knit A-Longs with themes that are chosen based Members’ requests and often include technique demonstrations.  "Knit Ins" are also opportunities to just get together just to knit and chat and enjoy each other's company.

Connections

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Photo: the GBKG Facebook Page

At GBKG we communicate with our members using a variety of platforms:


gbkg.org :

Our website is regularly updated. We keep our members informed on all things "Knitting Guild"


Knit Notes & Quick Notes:

Knit Notes is a timely email communication with news and information.  A Quick Note is used for a short but important notice.


Facebook:

Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/greaterbostonknittingguild/

We also have a lively GBKG Meeting Place on Facebook that is a private page for Members Only.

Coming Soon in January, Instagram!

 

“Properly practiced knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”

Elizabeth Zimmerman

 

Contact Us

In the past we met in person in historic Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts.

Currently all meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Please watch for updates on our website and FaceBook page.

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