Knitters Guild NSW

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Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Welcome to the Knitters' Guild NSW

 



The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

The Knitters' Guild NSW Inc. was established more than 30 years ago to promote and encourage hand knitting and crochet. The Guild provides the opportunity for members to learn both traditional and modern techniques, and to keep up with the latest developments in material developments and knitting and crochet design in Australia and internationally. It also encourages maintenance of high standards in design and technique, and encourages the exhibition of members’ work. We also encourage local dyers and retailers to become retail members of our organisation, which brings benefits to both their business and to our members.

Our 800 members have the opportunity to attend local group meetings, workshops, and classes. They can undertake assessable tasks for certificates, and partake in the many social and educational opportunities offered by the Guild across the state. Knitting and crochet are far from moribund crafts. New techniques and ways of creating fabrics are being developed constantly by designers around the world, and the Guild is in the forefront of these developments, offering classes and workshops in both traditional and modern techniques and skills, and hosting international teachers. To find out more please explore the site.

What We Do

Our Features

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The Guild Magazine is available to members. It is packed full of features and comes out every 3 months.

  • Guild news
  • Competitions
  • Patterns
  • Group reports
  • Current events
 

 

Other Highlights

The Guild is active in a variety of spheres, from supporting charities, hospitals, and animal shelters with hand-crafted items to exhibiting, showing and judging items in various exhibitions and competitions.

 

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Charity Knitting

Knitted and crocheted garments are always so much in demand and there are a number of charities in Australia who are very happy to receive them.

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Free Patterns

Free patterns made available to the Guild.

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Useful Links

Links to other knitting and craft sites with patterns, and other useful links such shows and competitions.

Latest News

Bristol Ivy Workshops

As part of Bristol Ivy’s visit to Australia, we have secured her teaching skills for a road trip to various locations across NSW. Bristol will be teaching a variety of topics that will be sure to inspire and education. The Bristol Ivy Road Trip workshops are now open for bookings. Spaces are...

Bristol-along

We had so much fun with the FibreFest knit-a-long that we thought we should have another one! This time, it’s the ‘Bristol-along’. To celebrate Bristol’s visit and participation at the Conference in July, we are now encouraging all participants to knit any of her designs and wear it (or them) at...

Sydney Wildlife Possum Pouch Request

  Can you help? Sydney Wildlife Carers are looking for possum pouches for baby possums. Pouches can be either knitted or crocheted, preferably with wool although acrylic is also acceptable. They can be any colour or design with the finished pouch being approx. 25 cm x 18 cm (10 x 7...

2019 First Workshops Released

We are thrilled to release the first of our 2019 workshops. First off is the chance to learn Celtic Cables and knit the gorgeous Lindisfarne Shawl by Lucy Hague, author of Illuminated Knits. Back by popular demand we have Finishing Techniques. And finally another yummy yarn treat with a Yarn...

Meet the Retailer - FeltFine

Introducing one of our Knitters' Guild Retailers.  Come and meet FeltFine at FibreFest. Links from the video Indie dyer Tanya: www.willowandthewisp.com Fibrefest shawl: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fibrefest-shawl-2018 Feltfine store: www.feltfine.com.au   Find on...

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The link for the February Magazine Competition is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M52T29J .

 

 

 

2019 Conference Registrations Now Open

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Registrations are now open for the 2019 Knitters' Guild Conference and for the Bristol Ivy Road trip.

 

2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show Poppy Project - Handmade with love

5000 Poppies

 

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW are calling all crafters to start creating poppies that will form an installation for ANZAC Day.

People will be able to drop off their poppies off when they visit the Easter Show or post them in to RASNSW, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park.

There are three options of poppies:

  • Red for the soldiers;
  • White for the nurses;
  • Purple for the animals.

A copy of the pattern can be found here.

Bristol - Along

 

To celebrate Bristol’s visit and participation at the Conference in July, we are now encouraging all participants to knit any of her designs and wear it (or them) at the Welcome Reception on the Friday night.

 

Cast on is set for 12 March, 2019.  More details can be found at Bristol-along.

 

Camp (Conference) 2019

 

Planning is underway for Camp 2019.  As we all know, this event is proving to be more and more popular each time it is held.  In response to member feedback, Camp is now evolving into a bi-annual conference.


What does that mean, I hear you ask?  Well, Camp will be held in one central location with a number of options available for accommodation.  Participants will have the ability to choose their accommodation to suit their own style and budget.  However, you won’t have to do any extra leg work, it is anticipated that these options will be available as part of the registration process.  All accommodation options will be connected to the venue by bus.


Of course, all the things we love about Camp will still be included, such as workshops, retail opportunities and the members’ marketplace.  We will also have a conference dinner on the Saturday night with a keynote speaker after dinner.  This will be our international guest.


Who is the guest, I hear you ask?  Well, this knitting celebrity is well known across the globe, has 198 designs on Ravelry and has over 33,000 followers on Instagram.  We are very pleased to announce that Bristol Ivy, from the USA, will be joining us next year.


Now for the details.  Our conference will be held between 12 and 14 July 2019 in Newcastle.  Make sure you put it in your diary so you don’t miss out.


More information about our conference will be made available as it comes to hand.  Meanwhile, there is a team of people organising Camp, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at president@ knittersguildnsw.org.au.

 

 


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