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.



Anne Lavene

We had a larger than usual group [38] this month, because we had a special visitor.

Anne brought a fantastic collection of garments and patterns in her unique style, and inspired us all with her approach to machine knitting. She described how she was familiar with it from a very early age, through her mother's machine knitting, and how she overcame her initial distance from machine knitting to develop her own style. Then we were treated to a detailed look at various garments and their construction, a video of Anne and her friends and customers at Ascot races [wearing a stunning variety of her designs], and finally a demonstration of how to incorporate a raglan sleeve in a one piece sideways knitted top.

Truly inspiring!


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