The club has relocated to a new venue, because the previous venue has been sold off for redevelopment. The new venue is a school, and has better parking, lighting, and more toilets.
EventsThe Guild of Machine Knitters 'National Guild Day' will be taking place this Saturday, 9th June 2018 at The Barton Hall in Horndean. The day includes the AGM, demonstrations, speakers, club displays, and traders. More details can be found on the Guild website.
The Southern Wool Show will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Newbury Racecourse near Newbury. Free parking, 60 stalls, workshops, and free demonstrations.
The increasingly popular Spring into Wool festival of woolly crafts in Leeds is already being planned for April next year (2019). Free parking, 80 stalls, workshops, and free demonstrations.
The Machine Knitting LIVE! show that was cancelled in Bournemouth in March due to snow, has been re-scheduled for Saturday 8th October, 2018.
Show and Tell
Carol had been very busy over the last two months since the last meeting, having finished a pair of socks, a blue child's summer dress, and two blue child's cardigans (one with a hood, and one without).
Annette collected the pattern, yarn and hooks for this super-cute crocheted amigurumi baby giraffe from popping into various yarn shops in different ports whilst on a cruise.
Crochet for allCrochet is a useful and creative skill in its own right, as well as being an excellent complement to knitting, for adding edging, borders, and lace-like enhancements. This week was an opportunity for those who already crochet to get in some practise, and for those yet to take up the hook, to have a go. Here are a few of the links from the list that Liz provided to help and inspire:
Knitting and Crochet Guild - learn to crochet
Craftsy - How to Crochet Granny Squares
Redheart - Free Crochet patterns
Playlist of Crochet YouTube videos