This was our first of these meetings, and was well received.

Members took part in mini demonstrations, chatted, looked around etc.


Today’s demonstrations included basic Knitmaster techniques, knit weave, knitting with wire and using an electronic machine.

Incidental demos of fringe twisting and spindle spinning were also in evidence.Newsletter available here.


A short discussion of finance, past and future meetings and other matters was followed by a simple exhibition. We missed fellow members who are ill/unable to attend, including chairman Pat.

Images show my contribution to the exhibition: upcycled hemp cardigan, using handwoven fabric as a border, machine and hand knitted shrug and two cowls knitted according to the pattern Fringed Cowl on this website.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends!




A demonstration of simple maintenance, including defluffing, replacing sponge bar and needles, and cleaning tips.

The newsletter contains links to articles on more intensive maintenance, as well as a preview of next year’s calendar.

Sue Booth

Sadly, for us, this was Sue's last visit, but she put on a good demonstration, as ever.

She gave us a basic pattern for a set in sleeve jumper, and showed us how to knit the armhole and shoulders neatly and efficiently.

Then she went on to demonstrate how to incorporate a decorative panel into the front, and, finally, gave us some interesting edges, based loosely on the 'worm' edging, but with a more intricate look.

We said goodbye with a small presentation, and hope to see her at other venues, such as the Nottingham All Knitting Show in the spring.

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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.