Thursday, June 29, 2006

July meeting is coming up soon

June has rushed past and it's almost time for our July meeting. This month we will be seeing how many people have completed the challenge I set them last September. At our AGM I set the challenge of dressing a teddy bear. I wanted the whole outfit - clothes, hat, bag, shoes and any other trimmings necessary to complete the look. It could incorporate knitting by hand or machine, crochet, dressmaking skills, embroidery, beading or any other craft. I've completed my teddy bear and she's sitting here ready for next week. I must remember to take the camera so I can get some photographs to post here to show everyone. So don't forget, the July meeting is on 4th July at 8 pm. I'm looking forward to meeting all our "visitors".

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Future Meetings

We have had a valid comment from someone about future meetings. We will publish our agenda for next year when it is finalised, before September. Unfortunately we cannot afford speakers at each meeting, but do have quite a few. In July we hope all the club members will have met Liz's challenge to "Dress a Teddy", including all accessories. Watch out for the photos! I'd better go and do mine!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

More from the archives

Here's a photo from July 2004, showing some of the girls from the club. We had knitted, crocheted and sewn 57 blankets over a period of 9 months to donate to Project Linus. Here we are presenting them to Angeline, who has since given them all to children who needed them. A worthwhile project, and a good way to use extra stash, try out different techniques and ideas!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Summer Tops

Here are Liz's summer tops, knitted in 2 strands of 2 ply cotton, based on a Busy Bees pattern with different hems on each. These have tone on tone machine embroidery. Keep watching as there are plans for a multi coloured cardigan to go with them, just to use up the left over yarn!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

A Piece of History

A photo of our club stand at the A.G.M. of the Guild of Machine Knitters when it was held in Hampshire. Shows a diverse range of knitting, from garments to baby blankets to cushions.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Show and Tell

An example of tone on tone machine embroidery on one of the summer tops knitted by Liz. We'll try to get a decent photo of the garment!

Jean with her tea cosy, knitted for the Knitability Club competition.

June Meeting

An interesting meeting. Main topic was discussion of the techniques shown to us last month by Denise Musk, one very talented lady! Also a demonstration on the machine of how to do her pin tucks. Hopefully this will inspire people to get knitting!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

More on June Meeting

I'll also be reminding everyone about the challenge I set them last year. I asked everyone to dress a teddy - not just clothes, but shoes, hat, the whole outfit. I've been hearing little bits about how you're getting on, so I'm looking forward to seeing them all in July. I'll be taking photographs, so I can post some here for you all to see. Don't forget, everyone is welcome. The meeting starts at 8 pm.

June meeting

It's almost time for our June Meeting, so I've been busy planning what we are going to be doing and talking about. It's a hands-on evening, so, following on from last months meeting when we had an inspirational talk from Denise Musk, we are going to be doing some slip stitch and also trying out the method Denise talked about for working pintucks.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Blowing Our Trumpet

Members of Fleet Knitting Club helped to man the Machine Knitting Guild stand at Esher in January 2006. Here is Liz in "full flow".
It was four days of hard work but great fun, meeting lots of knitters and encouraging new ones.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

a cute bunny picture

Hi everyone. Tonight I'm adding a picture - I hope! The bunny was made by club member Fiona. She machine knitted and felted the fabric herself. It's 2ply lambswool and she felted it in a washing machine. Then cut out the bunny using a printed pattern. It is so sweet and the felted fabric is so soft, you just want to cuddle it.