Thursday, February 28, 2013

March meeting & other things happening during the month

The March meeting is coming up in a few days time. Tuesday 5th March to be exact.   We have arranged for Ros Wilson to come and talk to us about "Designing for the Yarn Industry".  Ros is an independent knitwear designer and artist, and undertakes the design of garments from drawing to completion of the garment.  She designs and writes hand knitting patterns (including larger sizes) in up-to-the minute styles.

Some of our members are also hoping to visit Machine Knitting Live on Saturday 2nd March at Bournemouth School for Girls.  It is a great day out if you can get there.  More details should be on the Machine Knitting Monthly website.

There is also a new show coming up in March called The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show.  It is at Olympia 2 from 14th to 17th March.  It is organised by Twisted Thread, the same people that put on the show at Alexandra Palace in October, so I am sure it is going to be very good.

For those that can travel further afield, Sewing for Pleasure (exhibition) will be at the NEC, Birmingham from 21st - 24th March and that is also a delight to visit, although the temptation to spend too much needs to be kept in check (well for me anyway!)

Regular visitors will also have noticed that the website has been re-designed and updated (well, we're using a different template!).  We thought it about time as we have been writing this blog since 2006.  It has become very popular with spammers (30 or more messages a day some times) who have been offering us prescription medication, and hot dates, so for the time being we have switched the comments facility off.  I know some people do like to leave nice messages,  so we'll try switching the comments on again in a few weeks time and see if the spam has stopped.

I do hope some of you make it to the Fleet Knitting Club meeting on Tuesday 5th March.  The meeting starts at 8 pm and usually finishes around 10 pm.  Tea and coffee are served during the evening.  I'm looking forward to hearing Ros talk.  It's been a while since we had a speaker and this talk should be really interesting.

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