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By Tricia

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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September 2018 Meeting

This is the start of a 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 – . . . → Read More:

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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

knitted curly fringe

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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1st September 2018: Southern Wool Show, Newbury Race Course  www.southernwoolshow.co.uk/index.htm/

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6th October 2018: Machine Knitting Live, Bournemouth  machineknittingmonthly.net/

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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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display tables

Six members attended the Guild AGM on the  8th June 2018.  We were given a display space in the foyer with two other Southern Clubs and set up the display of member’s work. This looked great and we had many compliments. 

In addition, six members had worked on the Sherbourne Vase entry this year . . . → Read More: Guild of Machine Knitters AGM 2018

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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