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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

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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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Sadly our friend and fellow club member Gillian died in January. She was a regular at the club and came to most meetings even though she was in poor health quite often. Gillian loved crafting and was very skilled, painting, making jewellery, knitting and sewing.

She regularly ran a craft stall for . . . → Read More: Tribute to Gillian Quenzer

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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