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An evening with Mariangela Bruna

What a fabulous evening we had with our speaker Mariangela Bruna, who gave us a talk about her new collection of mainly machine knitted garments with hand finishing in crochet and hand knitting. The finishing was not simply an edging but much more original and an integral part . . . → Read More: May 2019 Meeting

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This month was the AGM and this took up the first half of the meeting, after re-electing the current committee, there was a discussion about finances and it was agreed to increase visitors fees. Prospective members get their first visit free, a subsequent visit is £5 after which they must decide to join . . . → Read More: April 2019 Meeting

March 2019 Meeting

This was another club meeting – we had a demonstration on Fisherman’s rib by Frances our expert on Brother machines, she added a nice embellishment – a small piece of cabling. This was a very interesting talk she showed us how to set up the carriages and what weights to use along with . . . → Read More: March 2019 Meeting

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We had two main themes this evening. The members were asked to knit squares of exactly 15 cm. A whole pile were made and these will be turned into a blanket. A discussion ensued ot the best way to do this. In the end it was decided that a Hague Linker be used . . . → Read More: February 2019 Meeting

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This month was a club meeting and started with some notices about events. We welcomed a visitor – Emy.

After that, we launched into the topic which is how to accurately find the tension. For next month members are asked to make some accurate 15cm squares of  knitting so we can create blankets . . . → Read More: January 2019 Meeting

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Our speaker in November was Alison Ellen, a hand knitting specialist and designer, who presented a slide show of her ideas and techniques along with a very interesting talk and a display of her garments.

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She . . . → Read More: November 2018 Meeting

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Christmas Ideas

This was a regular club night with members bringing along ideas, patterns and items made for Christmas.

mini wreathMini BellMini StockingBears Star and HeartSnowmenStarsGreen mini wreathLittle basket for treatsMini TreeStocking detailXmas StockingsFestive Tea Cosy

These are some of the interesting items brought by members.  Many of them were tree . . . → Read More: October 2018 Meeting

September 2018 Meeting

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Designer Evening

This is the start of the new programme,  so check the programme section of the website to see what is coming up in the months ahead, there are old favourites like the Party in December – what a great time we had last year – and new ideas – designer evenings . . . → Read More: September 2018 Meeting

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This month was a lovely club evening.  To start, as we had made some scarves and other items for charity,  Gill, our chairwoman, suggested we talked about our items. The aim was to use up some yarn from our stash by stranding together or knitting in stripes or just plain colours to use up . . . → Read More: July 2018 Meeting

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The start of the meeting was dedicated to a discussion of the 2017 entry for the Sherbourne Vase which we won.  Only recently did we get back the entry after it had been exhibited by the Guild at shows it attended.

We also discussed the 2018 entry which got a Highly Commended.  It was a . . . → Read More: June 2018 Meeting

Programme 2018/2019

The 2018/2019 programme, please look in the Programme menu item.