Monday, June 30, 2014

July meeting

Sorry - a late post from me, but not quite too late.

The next club meeting with be tomorrow, Tuesday 1st July.  Perhaps that's what caught me out as it is really as early in the month as it can be.

Anyway - what will we be doing?  It's the month where we bring along the things you've made for our Challenge.  This year it is to knit something incorporating beads, buttons or sequins.  I look forward to seeing what you've all made.  And don't forget there will be a prize for the entry that is voted best by the members present on the night.  To make things as fair as possible, all entries should arrive in a bag, and the bags placed in a box so the knitter is unknown to the other members.  Shirley will then open each bag and put the contents on the table with a number.  Simple? well we hope so.

That's only going to take up part of the evening, so what else will be happening?  Well there will be a sales table.  Yarn, knitting books and other craft items will be on there, so bring your purse just in case there's something you like.  

And of course we will do a bit of knitting.  Either bring a work in progress, or have a go at knitting a puff.  You'll need 3 double pointed needles and some yarn if you want to have a go. 

If you've completed any knitting or crochet this month, do bring it along for show and tell.  We like seeing what others have made and it gives us inspiration to try something similar, or ask about a technique.

Hope to see lots of you there.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer is Here!

Linda Newington is Head of Library and Archive Collections for Art and Design at Winchester School of Art and gave a very interesting presentation at our last meeting. Linda explained about her 'In the Loop' project that has seen various exhibitions and workshops about knitting crafts. We were all spellbound by the stories and pictures she shared with us. There was a lot of information about copyright and trademarks that had made it difficult to electronically catalogue and make the collections available to the public. Some very old knitting books have been scanned and made available so it is possible to read them on the website and knit some items as they may have been knitted so many years ago.

Our members had also brought in a few items for show and tell.

 Sally had made a great hat with illuminations!