Thursday, September 27, 2007

October Meeting

The October meeting is coming up next week (Tuesday 2nd October). Frances Perkins is coming again to show us some things using our machines and ribbers. I'm hoping for some inspiration as I'm in desperate need of some new jumpers now that the cooler weather has arrived. Then all I'll need is a bit of time to do some knitting.

I think I've recovered from the 3 days at Sandown, and now I'm starting to plan for the 4 days of the exhibition at Alexandra Palace (October 11th - 14th). I'm really looking forward to that as there is always plenty to see, especially the work of the students and designers. Don't forget to come and see us on the Guild of Machine Knitters stand if you visit the exhibition. I'll try to remember the camera so I can take some photo's.

But first things first, club meeting on Tuesday! Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Setting up the Guild Stand at Esher

Just a few pics to show the girls setting up the Guild stand for the show at Esher last weekend!
We had a huge stand this time, so plenty of space to show off all the creations.

Our aim was to show that you can knit far more than 4 ply acrylic jumpers on a knitting machine!

Everyone who came to the stand was very impressed. The tea pots were a favourite.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Programme for 2007/2008

4th September - AGM and knitted flowers.
2nd October - Frances Perkins, Ribber work
6th November - Fiona Morris, felted knitting and needle felting.
4th December - Charity evening


1st January - No meeting
5th February - Ann Brown, demo and talk on using luxury hand knitting yarns on the machine.
4th March - Iris Bishop, her latest work
1st April - 30th Birthday celebration.
6th May - Glynne Jones, lace and weaving.
3rd June - Liz/Nina - to be decided
1st July - Challenge meeting
5th August - no meeting.

2nd September - Annual General Meeting

September Meeting and AGM

We held our AGM last night. Thanks to Fiona for balancing the books, and everyone else who helps to make the club the success it is. We discussed the year ahead, the speakers we have booked to visit, our 30th anniversary party for next year. It was decided to hold our subscription price as we are managing well.
Liz gave us our challenge for the year, items to be ready for next July, so plenty of time to get your thinking caps on. We are going from one end of the body to the other and have to make an item to be worn on the head. So much scope here, not just for bobble hats, unless they are really spectacular! Hats,
ear muffs,headbands,crowns, tiaras, earrings,

Let your imagination run wild and see what you come up with!

We also had fun knitting some flowers, may be useful for the challenge! Sorry, no photos of these!

The photos this month are of items on loan for the exhibition at Esher later this month. The knitted fabric bowls were done by our own Liz using an embroidery machine to put them together.