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A great time was had by everyone at the Penrith Knitpicks Yarn Tasting.

We got to see (touch, play with) some of the delicious range of KnitPicks Yarns, catch up with people from different groups, play games and have afternoon tea.

 

Knit Picks Yarns

Fingering Weight

Palette Wool         Stroll Yarn

Palette-100% Peruvian Highland Wool               Stroll - 75% Merino Superwash 25% Nylon

 

Sport Weight

Andes Wool         Hawthorne Wool

Wool of the Andes - 100% Peruvian Wool         Hawthorne Sport - 80% Superwash Wool 20% Nylon

 

DK Weight

Swish Wool

 

Swish - 100% Superwash Wool Merino

 

Yarn Competition

For those who were feeling up to the challenge there was a competition to knit or crochet the most amazing item from Hawthorne Sport in a short space of time.  Caroline from The Entrance group won for her stunning necklace.

 

Caroline & Necklace Necklace

To celebrate our 30th Birthday (Happy Birthday to us!) we are hosting a wonderful day of everything fibre.  On Sunday, 9 October 2016 we hope you can join us at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Singleton, the heart of the Hunter Valley, NSW between 10am and 4pm.
 
There will be workshops, demonstrations, retail vendors, food, music and even a place to sit, socialise and practice your craft.
 
The Singleton Visitors Information Centre have organised accommodation packages for anyone who wishes to make a weekend of it and soak in the sights of everything the Hunter Valley has to offer from wine to chocolates and everything in between.  Contact them via their website: www.visitsingleton.com or by phone:  1800 449 888 or by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
If you would like to have a stall or give a demonstration or be involved in any other way, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Lock the date in now, it’s going to be a great event you won’t want to miss!

 

FibreFest

Next events for 2016

 

Back by popular demand is our Short Row Techniques Workshop.

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com.  Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Modern Crochet Workshop given by Ruth Buchanan was a great success. After looking at a presentation on different forms of crochet and how they've been modernised we began 2 different items.

1. Crochet Money Purse

This was adapted from Pureloisirs. A zip can be added to complete the purse.

Crochet Money Purse

 

2. Blooming Flower Cushion

This was adapted from Lucy / Attic24 .

Cushion Front Cushion BackCushion WIP

Here we have a complete front and back of a cushion, and a work in progress.

Completed cushion courtesy of Becky Wright.

 

Apparently also crochet hooks have been modernised.

Hooks

Next events for 2016

 

Come and learn Brioche Stitch

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com.  Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.