NeedleNerds Monthly Meetings for 2021

Happy New Year, NeedleNerds. I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of all of the upcoming 2021 meetings. We are currently only meeting via ZOOM, but I hope that changes sometime this year. Once it is safe to hold face-to-face meetings, I’ll let you know. We’ll meet from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the following days:

January 11May 3September 13
February 1June 7October 4
March 1July 12November 1
April 5August 2December 6

There are two ways you can join the meeting:

1) By Computer or Via the Smartphone App:  Press the link below any time between 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the day of the meeting and enter the password when you are prompted to do so:    

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 4216 1834
Password: 329651

2) By Calling into the Meeting:  If you are not comfortable using a computer or smartphone to participate in the meeting or if you don’t have a good internet connection to use, you can dial into the meeting by calling one of the numbers below from your phone:

You will need to enter the Meeting ID and Password when you are prompted to do so:

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 812 4216 1834
Password: 329651

Any one of the the numbers listed above should work, so if the first number you try doesn’t get you through to the meeting, try using another number.

Come Learn to Tat at Our Free Workshop

Sandra E., a NeedleNerd who is a proficient and accomplished tatter, has agreed to conduct a tatting workshop:

When: Saturday, June 16th, at 2:00 pm
Where: Coffee Fever Roasters, 7475 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville, GA.

Sandra shared these PDF files for you to download and review before the workshop:

If you’d like to learn how to tat, please come to the workshop and be sure to bring a tatting shuttle (Sandra recommends Clover shuttles) and some size 20 thread (Sandra recommends Lisbeth no. 20) (see photos below). You can find these things at JoAnns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby or online.

If you think you can make it, please post a comment and let us know to expect you!

Bits & Snips for the week

Michael’s now owns the online business of the now defunct Hancock Fabrics:

“We are excited to share with you that the legacy of Hancock Fabrics will continue, as the Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of the on-line business of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and its affiliated entities to Michaels Stores. Today, Michaels operates more than 1,200 stores across the United States and Canada. Michaels also maintains a strong on-line presence and warmly welcomes the customers of to its growing family. With Hancock Fabrics, Michaels now looks to build upon Hancock’s great reputation for providing quality fabric and notions to customers across the country.”

Source: Michaels website

Don’t forget about Knit in Public day

It’s coming up on June 9th.  Where would you like to meet?