Guild History

The Ottawa Knitting Guild began in the depths of winter, 1994. Rotating from home to home, membership grew from a nucleus of three to thirty within two years. Within another year the Guild formalized its existence, creating an executive and establishing regular programming at the meetings. We introduced an annual Vendors' Show, workshops, Stitch Doctor, and monthly newsletter. By 2000, membership had grown again, and the Guild began meeting at Woodroffe United Church in Ottawa's west end. Over two decades later, we're still there. Activities have expanded to include the yearly Knitting Challenge, yarn swap, guest speakers and field trips. With participation of close to 200 knitters every year, the Ottawa Knitting Guild is leading the way for local knitters to "meet, learn and knit"!
For more details about the history of the Ottawa Knitting Guild, click here to see the 10th Anniversary Memento edition of the Tangled Skein, published in June 2008. The memento edition includes newly written articles about the guild itself and about members and activities, as well as articles extracted from previous issues.

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