Founded in 2003, the Centre Knitters Guild is dedicated to promoting the art and joy of knitting and crocheting.
The Guild provides a monthly educational forum for knitters and crocheters and those interested in the craft, as well as promoting community outreach. Through our monthly meetings, the Guild encourages fellowship among our members and the larger fiber community in Central PA.
Everyone is welcome to join! Beginners, experienced, and those in between.
What does the Guild do?
The guild strives to provide educational programming at monthly meetings.
Each month, the Guild provides special programming (usually presented by a Guild member) to further our knowledge of knitting. Past programs have included:
- A new look at Kitchener Stitch
- Twisted Garter Stitch Cuff
- Fiber Preparation for Woolen or Worsted Spun Yarns
- making and learning how to use beaded row counters
The Centre Knitters Guild plans a variety of activities for the community.
For the LOVE of Fiber! FLoF is a bi-annual gathering of local fiber guilds. This event is free to the public and is designed to bring local fiber enthusiasts together for a day of celebration of all things fiber-related. For more information, visit the FLoF page.
World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP) The Guild celebrates this international event as a group by working on our individual knitting and crocheting projects in a public space. This event allows us to informally educate the public about the fiber arts while sharing our enthusiasm for the fiber arts.
Guest Speakers The Guild invites guest speakers to share their specialized knowledge with the community. Past speakers have included:
- Heather Zoppetti, a published knitwear designer who spoke about her design process and taught a class on Double Knitting
- Lena Thynell, a local knitwear creator who spoke to us about Scandinavian knitting traditions
Knit for Others In cooperation with local yarn store, Stitch Your Art Out, the Guild provides yarn to its members for creating cowls, mittens, hats and other warm outerwear for the young, elderly and in-between. These projects are donated to the Youth Service Bureau and Centre Volunteers in Medicine for distribution to their clients.
We meet the first Thursday of every month at the Patton Township Municipal Building from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Non-members are welcome to attend the first meeting for free, with the option to join afterward. Please consider coming to a meeting to check out what we’re about! Our online application for membership can be found here.
President: Jean Barczak
Vice President: Chelsey Fisher
Treasurer: Christine Nebroski
Secretary: Joyce Smith
Charity Project supplies and collections: Norma Zaccagni