Study Groups

By the Book Knitters Pattern Page

Want to learn how to knit? Lindsey created these patterns the first year we started.  If you knit all the patterns for these 12 lessons you will become a very capable knitter able to knit cables, lace and even bobbles. Most lessons have 3 squares, Easy, Beginner and...

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By the Book Knitters Study Group

 By the Book Knitter meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00pm in Conference Room A at the Richland Public Library. We are an independent self guided study group jointly sponsored by the Richland Library and Desert Fiber Arts. At By the Book Knitters...

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By the Book Knitters May Recap

Mark Your Calendars Next meeting will be June 20th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Richland Library in Conference Room A This month Lori Seeliger brought her vintage Sock Machine and gave us a brief talk about how it works. She explained how to use waste yarn to get the...

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Rigid Heddle Study Group June News

Study Group Activities Lots of fun activities going on in the studio at our last meeting; from new weavers to the more experienced ones. Margo came in the front door and said “I want to learn how to weave”, boy was she at the right place. She joined DFA. We rented her...

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4 + More Weaving – May 2017 Meeting Recap

Summer off - Next meeting in September The May meeting at Sharon’s was amazing! We had 16 people squished into the Ofsthun’s home. Or maybe it was 16 chairs and 18 or more people. Did the heat bring them out or the hike through their bird sanctuary? We’ll do a towel...

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Basketry and Beads Group

WHEN: Every Wednesday 9 AM – 12 NOON WHERE: White Bluffs Center 294 Torbett, Richland, WA. We are a beginner-friendly group. Come and learn to make a basket, little beaded boxes or other woven beaded objects. Ask questions, and we will help get you started on your...

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Card Weaving Study Group

WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of the month – 10 AM 4th Wednesday of the month – 6 PM WHERE: DFA Guild Studio Kennewick, WA We started this group after a workshop by Marilyn Romatka. We will be using the book Card Weaving by Candace Crockett.

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4 + More Weaving Study Group

WHEN: 3rd Monday of the month 1 PM during the school year See calendar for details WHERE: DFA Studio Learn to weave. The 4-Shaft Weaving Study Group is working through the study book Handweaving with Robert & Roberta. We started Volume 2 in January, 2010. We are...

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Tapestry and Felting Group

WHEN: Varies Monthly – check calendar for dates and times WHERE: Weave Your ‘art Out Susan Schmeiman’s Weaving Studio 11 S. Benton, Kennewick, WA Website: weave-your–art-out.com The Tapestry group has a monthly informal tapestry and felting get-together to share ideas...

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Great Wheels Spinning Group

WHEN: Every Tuesday 7 PM – 9 PM WHERE: Location Varies – Check Calendar Members will help you with your wheel or get you started in spinning.   All fiber-arts-related handwork is welcome. We often demonstrate spinning around the community at events such as the Benton...

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Draw Loom Group

WHEN: Check Calendar WHERE: DFA Studio Kennewick, WA All are invited whether you want to participate or just find out what a drawloom is all about. This is an opportunity for a new weaving adventure.  See you there. Contact Susan...

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Rigid Heddle

WHEN: 2nd Monday of the month – 1 PM – 5 PM 4th Monday of the month –  1 PM -  5 PM WHERE: DFA Guild Studio Kennewick, WA We are a hands-on learning experience. Our goal is to learn everything there is to know about weaving on the humble yet versatile rigid heddle...

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April By the Book Knitters

Our next meeting will be May 16 from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Lori will bring her Sock Knitter and give us a demo (sorry we had to postpone this last month) There will also be other circular Knitting Machines to try out. The 40th Anniversary Seattle Mariners Afghan is well...

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March By the Book Knitters

At the March meeting we decided to do another Afghan for the library Adult Summer Reading Program.  Susan suggested we do a tribute to the Seattle Mariners.  I will order the yarn in Silver, White, Navy and Seafoam to have at the April meeting.  If everyone knits at...

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February By the Book Knitters

This meeting was needed, we missed January because of weather.  Everyone snuggled up and read lots of good books.  There was a donation of Yarn Bras (yes this is a thing – Google it) and another donation of crochet magazines and the usual amount of yarn.   Books...

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January By the Book Knitters

The December Party was fantastic, lots of good cookies and drinks.  Jill brought the Princess Cowl (a scarf actually) by Franklin Habit after knitting 9 she has perfected the technique.  Holly was working on the Spiderman afghan.  Rosanne was working with the black...

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Fiber In Motion – DFA Exhibit 2013

AT THE GALLERY IN THE PARK, RICHLAND, WA JANUARY 3rd – FEBRUARY 8th Artists Reception January 6th 1 – 3pm 2013 ushers in a dynamic array of fiber art at the Desert Fiber Arts Guild (DFA) biennial exhibit at The Gallery in the Park. Allow yourself the indulgence from...

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