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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

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We had a wonderful talk from Jools Elphick who brought along a large range of her knitted hats.  She entertained us with a history of her work intertwined with anecdotes about her life.  Having started making garments she moved by degrees into hats and her designs are widely sought after by high-end retailers both . . . → Read More: May 2018 Meeting

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After the usual formalities of the AGM where the current committee was re-elected and Clare was co-opted onto the committee there was a show and tell where we showed off the small items we had made using various cone ends. 

[Show slideshow] Gill’s rubics cube ball Lyn’s polo neck insert Anu’s Attractive hat Attractive . . . → Read More: April 2018 Meeting and AGM

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There were two themes to the club meeting this month:

A continuation of last months meeting on cone ends. A look at other crafts our members indulge in.

First, we had a round-up of the other craft work some of the members brought it, it varied from beading, hand knitting and crochet to bag . . . → Read More: March 2018 Meeting

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hats and gloves

Ideas for using Cone Ends

Gill started the evening with notices – Kingston Hospital (Surrey) has asked us to knit some breasts to aid midwives who are demonstrating breastfeeding. Those who watch the Call the Midwife series on the BBC may have noticed them in their clinic using similar aids.  The pattern is for . . . → Read More: February 2018 Meeting

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Preparing for the talks on the City and Guild course

This month we had all the members who had done the City and Guilds Machine Knitting courses in the past talk about their experiences.  In addition, several members who had attended other courses showed us their work.

Interestingly many of the speakers . . . → Read More: January 2018 Meeting

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The Christmas Party was excellent – everyone enjoyed themselves.

Many thanks to all the members who provided food and to the committee for organising it all.

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There was a very good turnout this month for the talk on Felting for Christmas. We welcomed our speaker Raya Brown of Magic Wool Studio who came all the way from Kidderminster to show us how to make a lovely felted and appliquéd table centre for Christmas.

Raya Brown 

This was quite a . . . → Read More: November 2017 Meeting

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At the start of the meeting, we were given the sad news of the death of one of the members, Marian. The club sends their condolences to the family.   Ann kindly brought along Marian’s City and Guild’s folder to show us. She was clearly talented at drawing as well as being an excellent knitter.  April talked . . . → Read More: October 2017 Meeting

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