Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Kitchener stitch (grafting) workshop

If you are interested in doing this workshop in Ocotber, please bring two stocking stitch swatches each twenty stitches wide and at least ten rows long. I would recommend using 8ply yarn in any fibre.

Please bring your swatches still on the needles to the workshop, along with a wool/darning needle and a length of contrasting yarn at least 40cm (16 inches) long.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

2012 Calendar

February 18thCrochet for Beginners – Mavis
March 17thTijuana Alpacas Wool ShopChart Reading – Clare
April 21stRex & Evelyn ReynoldsBind Off Techniques – Lynne
May 19thThe Wool InnICord Applications – Clare
June 16thFull Day Workshop – Sock Knitting with Lynne
July 21stSusanne’s House of Wool
August 18thNatural Dyeing – talk from Asa Wahlquist, Inner City GroupStash Sale
September 15thWooldancerMaking a string bag – Meredith
October 20th1 Skein Challenge
November 17thBelisa CashmereMore Bind Off Techniques - LynneAGM 1 Skein Swap Exchange
December 15thAinsworth BooksChristmas Party

OTHER HAPPENINGS around and about
March - Saturday 3rd – Guild Annual General Meeting. 11am in the Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum
March - 8th to 11th – Craft and Sewing Show, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill (
April - 5th to 19th – Sydney Royal Easter Show 2012 ( The NSW Knitters Guild is part of the Sydney Royal Easter Arts and Crafts Feature Display this year. The Fabulous Fibres Display will feature work, demonstrations and information from the Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Machine Knitters Guild, and us.
May - Sunday 27thMamre Harvest Festival, 9:30 – 3:30 at 181 Mamre Rd, Orchard Hills. The Festival is in the grounds of Mamre House and will offer a diverse range of fresh produce, gourmet food, wine, craft stalls, entertainment, food vendors, cafe and lots of fun things to see and do for the whole family.(
June – 13th to 17th – Craft and Quilt Fair, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour (
July – 20th to 22nd – The Australian Sheep Wool Show, Bendigo, Victoria ( Even if you’re not lucky enough to get to the show in person there is a Woolcraft competition, including classes for knitted items from commercial and handspun yarn. Entries close 15th June, exhibits due 7th July.
August – 25th to 26th – Penrith Show held at Penrith Paceway, Penrith. Penrith AH&I Society - 47212375
November – 17th to 18th – Love Lawson Festival (

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January 2012


Easter Show 2012

The theme of the display will be an Aussie Backyard. Groups are encouraged to create items for the display. Our group will work on fruits and vegetables. All items will need to be collected for display by 20 March.

Two members have volunteered to coordinate the Easter Show Display they can be contacted by email:

Six to eight volunteers are needed daily at the show: two people from opening to 11am, at least three on between 11am - 7pm and two from 7pm to close. Volunteers will be required to hand out and verbally give info about the Knitters’ Guild, knitting, crochet etc; demonstrate knitting/crochet techniques.

Helen asked anyone who could assist to let her know dates and times that they would be available.

A Graphic Designer is also required create a banner for the Guild that can be used at events

2012 Knitters‘ Guild Knitting, Crochet & Fibre Art Competition

This event, is an opportunity for us all to learn by creating items to a schedule which will be judged and given personal feed-back so that we can improve our techniques, learn new ones and also have an opportunity to see what wonderful things we can all create. There will be classes for novices as well as long-time knitters and crocheters. There will be both traditional classes and more innovative ones.

The entries will be put on public display (venue to be finalised) so that both Guild members and the public can see the diversity and beauty of our craft.


A one skein challenge for October. Items will be displayed anonymously, members will vote, the item with the most votes wins a prize.

There will also be a one skein swap to be exchanged in October, to the value of $30. You will know who you are knitting for. If you would like to be involved, forms need to be completed and returned by the March meeting.

Raffle won by Stannis

Next meeting 18 February 2012