ETC or Eugene Textile Center
A few weeks ago we had our Monday night knitting group at the Eugene Textile Center instead of Market of Choice. Now I’ve been going regularly to Monday night knitting since I started working full time (January ’07), and it has become a necessary part of my routine (I would say it’s up there with drinking coffee in the morning). I feel weird if I haven’t got to a knitting group for awhile. The company and the advice I get from these fellow comrades in fiber is invaluable.
I’m not talking about just the the fiber advice. I have formed some great friendships with the women at knitting. We all have decided that knitting would be a major part of our lives, and naturally I connect with people who have similar priorities.
Knitting groups also are a great mix of people; different ages, different stages of life, different experiences, different knitting levels. We are mostly women in this particular group, but we do have an occasional man join us.
It was extra special to be in a different place and get to see the new Eugene Textile Center. I missed the grand opening the weekend after this, but I heard it was a great party. Getting a new business that pushes fiber is always welcome in my mind, and I made sure to get a few pictures to share with you on the blog.
Since I don’t weave, there are a lot of things in here that I won’t be using, but the spinning fiber and dye space is wonderful. The space is centered around education and classes (pdf) in order to spread all the fibery goodness.
They had a large grand opening party and a good article in the Register Guard. I am excited about having another great local resource. If you are heading towards Eugene (Black Sheep Gathering is coming up!), make sure to put this on your visit list.