Meetings

We aim to provide some external speakers each year on subjects  related to Machine Knitting. Occasionally we have talks on crochet, beading, spinning and weaving and any other subject with some relevance to knitting by machine. In addition to speakers, we have club evenings, where we look in greater depth at one aspect of machine knitting and everybody is free to offer their help and advice. Many good tips and pieces of advice are gleaned from these evenings. We have a club machine on which members may try out a technique new to them at the meeting with help from other members, or the machine may be borrowed for a member to try knitting by machine before she invests in a machine of her own. There are two social meetings per year, a Pub Supper in August and a Christmas party. During the year, we also hold Workshop Days, where members may bring their machines and spend a day knitting, away from the interruptions of the domestic and family environment Outings are occasionally arranged to local wool shops, places of interest e.g. museums knitting fairs and exhibitions.

There are two social meetings per year instead of a meeting, a trip out in August and a Christmas party i December. During the year, we often hold Workshop Days, where members may bring their machines and spend a day knitting, away from the interruptions of the domestic and family environment.

Outings are occasionally arranged to relevant places of interest e.g. museums, knitting fairs and exhibitions.

Where We Meet

Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month at:

Old Barn Hall, Church Rd, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT23 3PQ
 
We meet in the Harrison room at the rear of the building – separate entrance is down the right-hand side.  Parking on site at the right of the building.
 
See the Venue item on the menu for further details.

Starting at 8 pm, we meet for around 2 hours 30 minutes hours approximately with a refreshment break (tea, coffee,  cake and/or biscuits).

The Cost

There is an annual subscription of £40, currently paid in two installments of £20 in May and October. This covers the hire of the hall, fees to external speakers, tea and cake as well as administrative overheads.

Visitors

Non-members and those interested in joining are welcome attend one session free of charge, then one at £4 before becoming members.

Programme During Covid-19 Pandemic

The club is meeting regularly - online - we have monthly Zoom coffee mornings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 where we do a "show and tell" session and keep up to date with our members.

Due to the age profile of the membership there is not much likelihood of us having any face to face meetings in the foreseeable future. But we are considering having more content in our online meetings.

If you have not joined in so far it is very straightforward, Margaret sends out an email with a link and you need to click on it. It may ask you for the password which is in the email. You will need a device with a working camera if you are going to show anything you've made. A laptop computer, tablet computer or iPad are best but even a smartphone is possible.