There are a myriad of resources available to crafters! Here are a few of those resources for you to check out.
The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) – Website available at www.tkga.com. The TKGA is the only national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to knitting. They offer several certifications, including the TKGA Master Knitting program, as well as correspondence courses. NGKG is a member guild of the TKGA.
Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival – 2018 was the first year for this fiber event, and it will return in 2019 as well. The 2019 dates are Friday through Sunday, April 26-28, 2019. It will be held at the Gilmer County Civic Center in Ellijay, GA. There will be classes and a Fiber Market. Find out more information on their website or their Facebook page.
The Atlanta Knitting Guild (AKG) – The AKG meets the first Thursday of the month at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church at 1978 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Social time is 6:15-7:30 pm and meetings start at 7:30pm. Find out more information on their website at atlantaknittingguild.org.
The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) – SEFAA supports a variety of fiber arts, with exhibitions, meetings, and classes. Their website is fiberartsalliance.org.
The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) – The CYC website is craftyarncouncil.com. The CYC has a Certified Instructors program, as well as a vast listing of standards that the industry uses. For example, there is a Yarn Weight Standards page, which lists yarn weights from Lace to Jumbo, along with information about each weight. There is a thorough listing of Knitting Pattern Abbreviations, Knitting Chart Symbols, and Standard Body Measurements as well. The Head Circumference Chart page is helpful for making different sizes of hats. The CYC website is a great resource for both new and experienced knitters.
The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) – For those knitters who are multi-craftual, the CGOA is an online crochet guild. Their website is found at crochet.org, and they have a Masters Program for crocheters.
Peach Fuzz Fiber Guild – A new group located in west Cobb that invites all fiber types to attend. Meetings are the 2nd Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm and are held at the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall in Powder Springs. For more information check out the Facebook page or the Ravelry group.
Yarnfish – What’s on Your Hook? Chapter of CGOA – This group meets every other Saturday at the NW Cobb Family YMCA, located at 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane in Kennesaw, off Mars Hill and Stilesboro Roads from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They meet in the small conference room on the ground floor. There is plenty of parking, no stairs, and membership in the YMCA or the CGOA is not required. Download their flyer here.
Clicks and Sticks Knitting Guild – A knitting guild that is located in the Snellville/Gwinnett area, their website is at http://clickssticks.blogspot.com and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/clicksandsticks/.