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We had a very jolly Zoom meeting with 13 people attending,  instead of an evening meeting we held this in the form of a coffee morning. Several people had items for the show and tell including Barbara who had done several baby items in both hand and machine knitting.   The Chair’s “homework” was . . . → Read More: May 2020 Meeting

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This was cancelled due to to Covid-19 pandemic.

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At the March meeting we looked at different stitch techniques by the designer Bill King. We chose to look at single bed work only. All involved hand manipulation of stitches and a discussion followed of where these patterns could be used. Various difficulties were discussed as to yarn and tension required for moving several . . . → Read More: March 2020 Meeting

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This month our focus was the technique of plating.  In this, two yarns are used, one appears on the knit side and one on the purl side.  Using patterning such as tuck stitch both in single bed fabric  and ribbed fabric, the yarns can appear on the opposite side. This makes an interesting . . . → Read More: February 2020 Meeting

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Rabbits everywhere –  Gill led a workshop to use a pre-knitted square created mainly by Margaret, to make a little bunny rabbit – it could be used for a child’s toy (not suitable for babies) or on a mobile or an Easter decoration. One was made into a glove puppet.

It was a . . . → Read More: January 2020 Meeting

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This was the annual Christmas Party, members of the committee arranged it all the participants brought food. A good time was had by all.

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This month we have Angie show us all the background to her amazing final show pieces for the Morley College Textile course.

She took her inspiration from rusty metals – the texture and colours.  

These circular saw blades  sparked her imagination.

Angie talked about the course and showed us 3 . . . → Read More: November 2019 Meeting

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A last minute change of programme meant that Frances and Margaret stepped up to give demonstrations we hadn’t seen before.

Notices Reminder about the Xmas knitting challenge – see last month’s notices. The Slipknot magazine from the Guild gives a list of events – the nearest one is a wool show in Hitchin . . . → Read More: October 2019 Meeting

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This was a regular club evening. 

The following notices were announced by the chair:

Hounslow club is having a speaker in November, it is Fiona Morris.  If anyone wishes to attend from Bookham they will be welcome,  They will need to know numbers, the cost is £10 per person.   It starts at 1:30 . . . → Read More: September Meeting

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Blankets and Shawls evening

This was the final meeting before the summer break.

To start we had a show and tell and Claire brought some sweet baby clothes for a brand new family member.

Claire’s baby clothes Claire’s hug-me-tight baby top

Angie brought along a very chunky blanket she had . . . → Read More: July 2019 Meeting