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Knitters' Guild NSW Inc

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It’s a Knitter’s World

It’s a Knitter’s World

The Silver Anniversary Exhibition of the Newcastle Group of the Knitters’ Guild NSW Inc 

will be held on 

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014 

at the

Scots Kirk Hall

 Murray St, Hamilton 

9.30am to 4.00pm

Free entry

Proceeds from our raffle of a beautiful 

hand knitted rug 

will go to 

 Motor Neurone Disease Research

Refreshments available

Disabled access

Knitted goods for sale

For further information contact 

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Or Krista on 0249828519

Handweavers and Spinners Guild. Workshops

Handweavers and Spinners Guild.  Workshops

Knitters' Guild members can attend at the members' rate.

Revive Vintage Knits: WS3

Explore patterns, fashion, design and colour.

Understand old pattern terminology. Convert written patterns into charts. Analyse vintage yarn. View a vast range of vintage patterns and explore options for making them fit today's figure and fashion.

Tutor: Barbara has a dressmaking and teaching background plus a vast collection of pattern books.

When: Wednesday, July 23

Design a Shadow Knit: WS5

This workshop is for knitters who know how to knit shadow weave patterns and who want to move onto designing their own. We will chart shadow knitting patterns using graph paper. This will be either converting a knitting or cross stitch chart for shadow knitting or charting a pattern from a simple picture, or something like a leaf.

Tutor: Iris Horoch who is fascinated by shadow weave. She is an enthusiastic, skilled teacher.

When: Sunday, July 27

Materials fee: $5

Skill level: Must know how to shadow knit


Contact the Guild Rooms on Thursdays 12.00pm-4.00pm, leave a message on 02 9745 1603 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Full payment by cheque (make cheques payable to Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc), credit card or cash (in person) will confirm your place in the workshop(s) of your choice. Include the workshop form.

Cut off date for bookings: July 10, except for A Weaving Experience when the cut off date will be: June 19

Cost: Members $70 per day, non members $85 per day unless otherwise stated.

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Where: Guild rooms upstairs at the back of the hall behind St Paul's church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood or in the small hall at the foot of the stairs to the Guild rooms, both air-conditioned.

It's a Knitters World

The Newcastle Group will be holding their 25th Anniversary Exhibition "It's a Knitters World" from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014 at the Scots Kirk Hall, Murray Street, Hamilton, Entry is free.

The proceeds from the raffle of a hand-knitted rug will go to Motor Neurone Disease Research. For further info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Recycled Plastic Shopping Bag Pattern


 The big favourite at the Easter Show stand was the bag made from Plarn or plastic yarn recycled from shopping bags. Workshop Coordinator, Helen, shows off the before and after components of her Plarn bag.

A pattern for a similar bag is here and the process of making plarn is here.

2014 Annual General Meeting

2014 AGM

The Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 3rd May, 11.00am at the Powerhouse Museum.

Paperwork for the AGM will be distributed to all financial members (by email or post, depending on their stated preference) week-commencing 14th April. The general business normally takes until about 12.15 at which time we stop for a sandwich and cake lunch. At 1.00pm we welcome our

Guest Speaker Brenda McGahan, the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Country Spinners. I do hope that many of you will be able to attend.

West Ryde Group Knit Train.

West Ryde Group are having a train trip up to Blackheath on Sunday 13th April catching the 10.31am train from Strathfield.

They are going up to meet at The House of Wool shop in Blackheath, have a wee walk round the shops and of course knit on their journey up.

If you're interested or would like more details contact West Ryde Group Convener, Jean.

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All the workshops take place at Customs House Library, Circular Quay.
Bookings may be made via the website from Monday 3rd February. If that is not convenient, please contact the Guild Secretary who will give you the details for direct deposit into the bank account or payment by cheque.


Basic Sock Workshop
Saturday 5th April from 11.15 – 3.45pm
Lynne Byass is conducting a basic sock workshop for a cuff-down construction on dpns, one circular needle or two.
members - $14
nonmembers - $18
Basic Sock Workshop



Relief organisers need large numbers of blankets over the next few days and weeks so any help the knitters and crocheters of the Guild can offer would be very gratefully received.

Please knit or crochet 25cm squares - no need to block or sew in ends (leave long ends for sewing up) - and let us know the yarn content ( so we can match wool with wool, acrylic with acrylic etc).

Send to:

Knitters' Guild NSW Inc

P O Box 460 Epping,

NSW 2121

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or alternative drop-off points.

Our team of volunteers is standing by to sew these together. Many thanks


Thank You! The offers of blankets/squares are pouring in.  The problem we have is how to get them/where people can drop them off etc.

Individual groups may be able to use their funds to post them, or see if they can get a local courier who are happy to do this sort of thing for nothing.

Squares/blankets can be dropped off at the following wonderful Guild retail members;

Rae (C. R & K Daisy Designs) in Fairy Meadow is happy to use their shop as a drop-off point.

Anita at the Wool Inn has said "We are collecting knitted or crocheted 25cm squares to make up into blankets for those who lost their homes in the Blue Mountains fires. A dedicated group is ready to stitch them together. Drop them into the shop at any time."

Debbie at Mosman Needlecraft is also happy to use her shop as a drop-off point.