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Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild

The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters Guild is a non-profit organization that provides a community for knitters:

  • to improve the skill and artistry of our craft
  • to increase the interest in, and knowledge of, knitting and related activities
  • to promote and celebrate our craft in the Kitchener-Waterloo area
In October 1986, a group of knitters gathered together to form the Guild. The love of knitting continues and new members are always welcome.You can download the K-W Knitters’ Guild’s constitution and by-laws in PDF format here.
Monthly Meetings

The Guild meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from September to May at First United Church, located at 16 William Street West in Waterloo, Ontario. The room is wheel chair accessible and there is free parking in the Waterloo Town Square parking lot (please leave the church parking lot open for cars with disabled registrations only).Meetings usually involve a presentation by a guest speaker, a ‘show & tell’ of members’ projects, business announcements, and social time to visit each other, the library, the ‘show & tell’ items, the raffle table, and the guest speaker’s items. Meetings are a perfect time to get help with any difficulties you are experiencing with your own projects.

Knitters’ Fair
Every September, the Guild hosts a specialized event with many vendors offering the latest and greatest knitting products.Saturday, September 9th is the big day for the 25th K-W Knitters’ Fair!.Knitters’ Fair planning is underway with lots of action, excitement and upcoming surprises! This year’s event promises to be a memorable one, bigger and better than ever, celebrating the Fair’s 25th and Canada’s 150th as well!Adjudicated Show
Every second year, Guild members submit knitted projects to be modeled in a fashion show after being adjudicated by a guest designer. This is a celebration of the diversity of members’ interests and creativity.

Upcoming Events

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How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.