Frequently Asked Questions
What is a knitting guild?
A knitting guild is a group of knitters who gather to enjoy knitting programs, bring in skilled instructors, share their triumphs and mistakes, and enjoy the craft of knitting. Most guilds, like ours, also perform community service projects, such as knitting chemo caps. Many guilds are associated with a larger organization such as TKGA, The Knitting Guild Association.
How often do you meet?
We meet once a month on the second Saturday of the month.
Where do you meet?
We meet at Brookdale Imperial Plaza Richmond Room at 1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227. You can click here for directions.
Does it cost anything to join?
Annual dues are $30, unless you are a resident of Brookdale, Imperial Plaza. Residents can join free. We use this money to fund activities such as hiring guest instructors for knitting classes and to support tools like this website.
Do I have to be a member of TKGA (The Knitting Guild Association) to join?
No. We are affiliated with TKGA, but regular members do not have to join TKGA in order to join River City Knitters.
Can you teach me to knit?
We don’t teach beginning knitting at our meetings, but some members may teach out of their homes, Also, the local knitting stores offer great classes for beginners. We can help troubleshoot and with techniques, as well as provide knitting techniques at each meeting.
Do I have to be an experienced knitter to join?
Absolutely not! We have members at all skill levels, from beginners to advanced knitters. We have found we always learn and progress with help from each other.