We encourage, develop, educate, and promote local artisans in the yarn arts. Our organization pledges to build community, provide comradery, share ideas, and encourage the production and sale of local fiber.
We are actively involved in planning the Fairbanks Fiber Festival, which will be held this year during October 8-9 at the Centennial Center in Pioneer Park. Our members participate in planning, organizing volunteers, knit/crochet demonstrations, and coordinating workshops of interest to IKCC members. Interested in volunteering for 2-3 hours? Send us a note!
We work with The Folk School to put on an annual yarn swap at their cabin in Pioneer Park. The 2022 yarn swap is scheduled for November 5th at the Folk School Cabin. Check our calendar, Facebook page or recent newsletters for more information.
TANANA VALLEY STATE FAIR: DEPARTMENT 19
The IKCC is dedicated to showcasing fiber arts each year at the Tanana Valley State Fair. Every year we coordinate Department 19: Knitting, Crocheting and Tatting. Volunteering to help with judging, entry submission and display are a few ways our members make this event possible. Sign up HERE if you’re interested in volunteering with us in 2022. The best part about the Fair is sharing the amazing variety and creativity of our art with the Fairbanks/North Pole community. We encourage everyone to enter at least one item in the Fair!
SUNDAY SOCIAL KNITS (SSK)
Pre-pandemic, the IKCC got together every third Sunday of the month from 1-4 pm to work on current projects and socialize at Raven Landing. We plan to start up SSKs again in September 2022 at the Folk School cabin at Pioneer Park. Check our calendar, Facebook page or recent newsletters for more information.
IKCC members have sponsored weekend retreats over the years at various lodges and once on the train to Denali! They are always a fun, relaxing get together- with lots of laughs! If you are interested in helping to coordinate a retreat, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IKCC members have coordinated several charity knits for recipients both here in the FNSB and abroad. We also help answer phones at the KUAC fall fundraiser, which is always a hoot. We are always open to new ways to share our art with the community.