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Three members went to Westbury in Wiltshire for the AGM or the Guild of Machine Knitters on Saturday 18th June 2017. It was a very hot day, especially for a knitting event.
The first part of the day was a for us to look around at the various exhibitors and competition entries. There was then a talk by Marianne Henio where she showed us some of her knitwear patterns and talked about how she had started knitting.
After that, there was the AGM business and the announcement of the competition winners.
Gill, April and Anu had made a lap blanket for the Guild’s Sherbourne Vase entry which was a group project for clubs to enter. And we won!

Winning lap blanket competition entry for Sherbourne vase.

Our Winning Entry – the reverse, not shown, was fairisle.

Congratulations to these three talented ladies, it was an excellent effort incorporating many different stitches and techniques.

The afternoon had another talk,  this time Jan Truman who knits wire sculptures gave a talk and showed some of her amazing sculptures and talked about her long association with this form of knitting, on her a specially adapted machine.

Here are two photos of the entire blanket:

Front of lap blanket with patchwork of many different knitting techniques in seasonal colours

Front of competition entry showing seasonal colours and many techniques

Lap Blanket reverse with seasonal flower pattern

Fair Isle pattern on reverse of competition entry showing seasonal images

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