February 2023 Meeting


February 18, 1-4 PM

Zoom only


Jeanette Sloan

Jeanette Sloan is a successful British knitwear designer with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in textile design. As a self-professed “accessories obsessive,” Jeanette designs beautiful and complex shawls, cowls, mittens, felted purses, jewelry, and pillows in vibrant colors and often with beaded or embroidered embellishments. Her publications include the recently completed Warm Hands, edited with Kate Davies, and Modern Daily Knitting, Field Guide No. 15: Open. You can find Jeanette at major knitting venues such as Knit Stars and Vogue Knitting Live. And she sells her finished designs under her brand SLOANmade. Jeanette is also the founder of BIPOC in Fiber, a website and resource portal that aims to amplify and celebrate the work of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) makers who are involved in the fiber industry. Jeanette is a member of Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council.

Jeanette will share her creative process, show samples of her stunning fiber designs, and demonstrate how to create an embroidered motif to embellish your own knitting. Items you will need for the meeting: Large (at least 6”x6”) stockinette stitch swatch in yarn of any weight or any plain knit that, as Jeanette says, “could do with a bit of embroidery to cheer it up”; contrasting yarn in a lighter weight than was used in the swatch; and darning needle.

Holding a meeting via Zoom means that Show and Tell will be conducted by way of Zoom, too! Please Fill out the online form by February 16. To complete the form you will need to upload a photo. Your submitted form will be sent to Debbie Cacchione. The first 15 members to submit the form (as
determined by email timestamps) will show their projects at the meeting.

Knitting Help
After the meeting, Debby Scheinholtz will be available to help any knitters with a question or an issue with a project, or to help beginners get started. If you need knitting help, email debby61@comcast.net by February 16, with the following: the issue; clear close-up photos of the work (include right and wrong sides) and the pattern; and the designer’s name. Limited to the first five registrants. Debby will send confirmation and provide a link to a Zoom session. NOTE: If you resolve your issue prior to the Help Session, please cancel your reservation to allow another member to participate.

NOTE: BAKG general meetings, workshops, or other BAKG-sponsored events, whether in person or virtual, may be photographed and/or recorded by audio and/or video. By your in-person or virtual participation at these meetings, you consent to the photography and/or recording and to the use of your image and/or recording in print and social media.