Accessories

 

With a focus on accessories to wear, we had a ‘show and tell’ session, with various members showing gloves, scarves, jewellery and lots of techniques.

Demonstrations included glove making and tuck lace.

Our newsletter is available here.

And this pattern for machine knitted gloves is now available in our patterns collection, courtesy of the Guild of Machine Knitters, now merged with the Knitting and Crochet Guild.

 

 

 

Open Meeting

This meeting had no theme, but was intended as a discussion/ impromptu demonstration get-together.

We had a brief show and tell, with me [Lynda] showing my hand knitted patchwork waistcoat, the pattern of which is in the newsletter here.

Jacqui showed a circular yoke jumper she had made at a Clair Crowston workshop, which had a fair isle yoke knitted with a sparkly contrast yarn, very effectively.

Then we had two demos, one for Mary, who had problems with her Knitmaster, and another with the garter bar. 

Although the meeting was small again, everyone had an enjoyable and informative time.

Multi craft meeting

Members showed off the skills and interests they have in addition to machine knitting.

A relaxed afternoon, chatting about all kinds of crafts, with some casual demonstration.

Unfortunately, the meeting was not well attended, but those that came enjoyed it!

Newsletter here

 

Tassels with Erica Thomson

Another fascinating demonstration and talk by Erica, in which she showed us tassels made on the knitting machine.

She described how she worked out a method for speeding up tassel making, normally a slow process, by using the knitting machine for most parts, as well as using an electric drill to twist the cords.

Erica always stimulates our creativity with her innovative style, and today was no exception.

Newsletter available here

 

Soft Furnishing

This meeting was part demonstration, part show and tell, but started with a look at various different items machine knitted, including a clock, a wall hanging/shawl, lots of cushions, and a few throws.

Joining was demonstrated and discussed, some of which are mentioned in the newsletter

Other crafts, sewing and hand knitting were also on view.