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An Introduction to Lace Knitting (6 hours)
We have now closed registrations for this workshop as we have received bookings for the maximum number of places available - 20.
The workshop was first promoted to members in the October Convenors' letter, issued to all Group and Sub-Committee Convenors, on 2nd October. Registrations opened online on 5th October and within 48 hours bookings for more than half of the available places had been received. We have had unprecedented interest in this workshop and are thrilled that it has proved so popular with the members. We therefore intend to hold another one as soon as possible.
The 2014 Knitters' Guild Annual Membership runs until December 31st 2014. As of July 1st it is now half price for the rest of the year - $15 + $10 joining fee.
If joining after October (November 1-December 31) send the $10.00 Joining Fee and the full Annual Subscription ($30) to be financial to December 31 2015.
The Knitters' Guild Stand at the Craft and Quilt Fair is now set up in new location of the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island. The Exhibition runs from the 9th of July to the 13th of July.
The Guild Stand is in the West corner of Hall 2 of the Sydney Exhibition Centre. - see the attached image
The theme is “Knitting for all seasons” and there is be a variety of project types, yarn weights and yarn compositions to display that knitting (and crochet!) is a year round activity.
Here is a Transport Guide to the new location.
1. The most important thing to know is there is NO pedestrian access to the venue. You have to park there or catch the free bus or ferry there. You can’t park nearby and walk in!
2. There is a parking station at Glebe Island. However it is quite expensive. Entry before 12pm is $35 and after 12pm is $20. You can park at Darling Harbour for $15 and then you could catch the ferry or bus to the fair (see point 3 below)
3. Public transport options are (a) free ferry from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, or (b) free buses from Central Station or Darling Harbour
4. Info from the exhibitors (including ferry and bus timetables) is here http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Sydney/our-new-home/
The full address for the venue is:
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
41 James Craig Road
Rozelle NSW 2039
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
Scots Kirk Hall
Murray St, Hamilton
9.30am to 4.00pm
Proceeds from our raffle of a beautiful
hand knitted rug
will go to
Motor Neurone Disease Research
Knitted goods for sale
For further information contact
Or Krista on 0249828519
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
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.
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 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.