We aim to provide some external speakers each year on subjects related to Machine Knitting. Occasionally we have talks on crochet, beading, spinning and weaving and any other subject with some relevance to knitting by machine. In addition to speakers, we have club evenings, where we look in greater depth at one aspect of machine knitting and everybody is free to offer their help and advice. Many good tips and pieces of advice are gleaned from these evenings. We have a club machine on which members may try out a technique new to them at the meeting with help from other members, or the machine may be borrowed for a member to try knitting by machine before she invests in a machine of her own. There are two social meetings per year, a Pub Supper in August and a Christmas party. During the year, we also hold Workshop Days, where members may bring their machines and spend a day knitting, away from the interruptions of the domestic and family environment Outings are occasionally arranged to local wool shops, places of interest e.g. museums knitting fairs and exhibitions.
There are two social meetings per year instead of a meeting, a trip out in August and a Christmas party i December. During the year, we often hold Workshop Days, where members may bring their machines and spend a day knitting, away from the interruptions of the domestic and family environment.
Outings are occasionally arranged to relevant places of interest e.g. museums, knitting fairs and exhibitions.
Where We Meet
Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month at:
Starting at 8 pm, we meet for around 2 hours 30 minutes hours approximately with a refreshment break (tea, coffee, cake and/or biscuits).
There is an annual subscription of £40, currently paid in two installments of £20 in May and October. This covers the hire of the hall, fees to external speakers, tea and cake as well as administrative overheads.
Non-members and those interested in joining are welcome attend one session free of charge, then one at £4 before becoming members.