Wednesday, 26 August 2009

August meeting

Knitters' Guild of NSW Executive Business
  • A bus trip to Morpeth (an historic town near Maitland) will be held on August 30th to see the Morpeth Tea Cosy challenge. Cost is $40 including lunch. For more information email
  • The Guild constitution is being amended. Please see Merrin if you have any ideas or suggestions.
  • The Guild is in the process of setting up a merchant account.
  • The Guild Camp to be held on Oct long weekend still has some vacancies. The Prudence Mapstone elective is booked out.
  • A list of knitting hints and tips for the Guild's book is still being compiled. Please give your contributions to Merrin
  • The Guild website has an open letter written by the president Carolyn Murtagh regarding membership costs and amending the fee structure. Please have a look.
  • If you have not yet set up a logon and would like one, please contact Kris Howard.
Blue Mountains group
  • The emergency contact list is being compiled by Merrin. Please give her the necessary details if you have not already done so.
  • Five new members welcomed to the Blue Mountains group: Natalie N., Carolyn A., Michelle C., Iris S. and Rosalin D.
  • The Blue Mountains Group submitted 29 squares to the ABC Knit-In ,they were taken in by Merrin. Many members donated at various venues. Suzanne did a blanket of 35 squares. Lynne donated four full wraps [a total of 112 squares] to the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE collection for Wrap with Love.
  • The afternoon tea roster needs volunteers, please give your name to Merrin.
  • We have spare funds; the suggestion was made by Donna that we buy a swift and ball winder for the use of the group. This will be kept in the library cupboard and will not be made available to be taken home.
  • Merrin has all the archives of our group organised into yearly folders. We started in 2000 so this year is our 10th birthday. The first meeting November 1999 at Robyn Green's house. The first official meeting was February 2000. We will have a birthday cake for our November meeting.
  • Vicki has 2 copies of Spin Control for $24 each from Interweave. She also has the brochure for the new Jane Slicer-Smith book.
  • The raffle was won by Karen.
Dates of Upcoming Events
  • 19-23 August - Stitches and Craft Show - Rosehill Gardens; Winterwarm items are being collected on Sunday August 23rd.
  • 30 August - bus trip to Morpeth to see the Morpeth Tea Cosy challenge. Cost is $40 including lunch. For more information email
  • until 11 October - exhibition of Silk Ikats - the Art Gallery of NSW
Next month
  • stash sale: please bring in any yarn or books that you want to sell or donate.
  • Fay Elsworthy will be here to talk to us about achievement certificates and judging at shows.
  • Afternoon tea roster: Janette S, Rosie, Michelle and Natalie.
A wonderful all-day workshop in freeform (also known as scrumbling) was held by Jenny Dowde. Jenny has published three books and was a very generous in sharing her knowledge and experience with the workshop participants. She also very generously made several samples of her work available for us to admire and touch and encouraged us at intervals to refer to them. Unfortunately no photos were taken as all participants were too engrossed in knitting and/or crocheting to take photos. Thank you Jenny for a fun, well-taught and inspiring workshop.