Friday, October 28, 2016

The start of another Month - November

November - our meeting is on Tuesday 1st so easy to forget to come being so early in the month; it couldn't get any earlier!

And it's time to try a different yarn craft.  We are going to see what knooking is all about.  I've read that it is faster than knitting but slower than crochet.  Well - what else do yarn addicts do on a winters evening?

So please bring a crochet hook, and a length of fine ribbon (about 1/8"). The ribbon will be stuck onto the crochet hook with sticky tape.

Can't make the meeting and want to know more - then go to You Tube and you'll find a number of videos showing the techniques.

We'll find time for a bit of show and tell too so if you have finished anything recently please bring that along so we can all see it.

Looking forward to seeing you.  8 pm as usual.

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 2016 - Talk by Joyce Mead

Upcoming events

Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace 5th - 9th October, 2016
Festival of Crafts, Farnham Maltings 16th & 16th October, 2016
Craft for Crafters, Shepton Mallet 13th - 15th October, 2016
The West Surrey Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Market, Farnham 22nd October, 2016
Farnborough Craft Guild show, Farnborough 15th October, 2016

Show and Tell

Christine had knit a beige jumper in the round.
Sue had knit a yellow and white cardi from a 1951's twinset pattern in cotton and linen.

There was a dramatic black top with lace squares and colourful accessories, and a scarf that had a cute dog at one end. An arm-knit necklace has been completed from a previous hands-on session, and this blue, green and yellow child's cardigan.

Talk by Joyce Mead

"Joyce Meader is a historical knitting expert who owns a very extensive collection of commercially printed knitting patterns. Her collection ranges from the 1817 to the present day." (from Joyce's website)

This evening Joyce gave us her talk on knitting patterns from 1800 to 1950. It was a fast-paced and humorous talk, with plenty of hands-on garments and patterns being passed around, from jumpers to swimwear, and everything in-between! Joyce knits for historical reenactment, and for television and film production companies,

Joyce Mead's website:

Joyce Mead's book "Knitskrieg : A Call to Yarns! A History of Military Knitting from 1800's to Present" is available to purchase from Amazon.

Next Month

Next month is a hands-on session learning knooking. You will need to bring with you a crochet hook, some fine ribbon, and some yarn.