News Desk

This year we will be holding FibreFest over 2 days.  That's right, 2 whole days of fibre fun, frolics, food and friendship. Come for the day, come for the weekend!

 

Fibrefest 2018

Announcing a new workshop - Granny Square Flair with Shelley Husband. Come and take a modern look at the classic granny square.  The workshop includes Shelley's new book.

 

Your choice of a morning or an afternoon session. Click on a session to be taken to Trybooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited to announce 2 new Knitters' Guild NSW groups - Northern Tablelands in Armidale and Mid North Coast in Port Macquarie.

 

Northern Tablelands Mid north coast

We are VERY excited to announce that the Fibrefest Shawl is now live!

Dominique Trad's amazing pattern will be available for free for the duration of the KAL that starts today in her Ravelry Group: Domknit. Everyone is welcome so come along and knit with us!

The FibreFest Shawl 2018 has been designed specifically for Fibre Festival 2018 and was commissioned by the Knitters' Guild NSW. The concept was to create a great base pattern for a shawl and encourage knitters to show off their creativity.

This is a boomerang shawl featuring panels of garter stitch stripes and eyelets separated by sections of diamond lace. The FibreFest Shawl 2018 is designed for fingering (4 ply) yarn and is very adjustable. There are two versions specified in the pattern, with two lace finishing options to choose from.

So go and get your free pattern, join the KAL and see all Dominique's other gorgeous creations.

 

 

 

 

You asked and here it is! Knit Like a Viking is back by popular demand.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don't forget to check out the other exciting Workshops we are running.

 

Welcome to the new array of workshops organised for the first half of the year. There is a lot to get involved with.

Frolics

This year we have TWO frolics for you. Our February Frolic is back by popular demand. Learn four techniques in one day. You will learn how to knit from charts; colourwork; knitting with beads; and buttonhole techniques. We also have our first "frolic" for crochet. Learn four techniques in one day. Learn Tunisian Entrelac, African flowers, chainless foundation and crochet texture.

Yarn Tasting

If Indie yarn is more to your taste, come along and meet 3 Indie yarn dyers showcasing their yarn.


Reaction Dyeworks - www.etsy.com/au/shop/ReactionDyeworks
24 Mile Hollow Yarn - www.etsy.com/au/shop/24MileHollowYarnCo
The Australian Woolstore - theaustralianwoolstore.com

Each dyer will tell us the story behind their creations and then provide an opportunity for us to purchase their products.

 

Technique


Beautiful yarn, superb knitting, but how is your finishing? Knowing the art of finishing is not only enlightening but is the secret separating the ‘homemade’ from the ‘hand crafted’. Learn the joy of sleek shoulder lines, invisible seams and picking up stitches without leaving a hole. Learn why you should swatch first and why and how to block your completed work.

Are you looking to learn a new technique? Twined Knitting is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique dating back at least to the 17th century in Sweden. It’s called tvaandsstickning in Swedish and tvebandsstrikking in Norwegian – both meaning ‘two-end knitting’ because traditionally both ends of one ball of yarn is used. It differs from stranded knitting but the two are often worked in conjunction. This may just be the best wearing sock heel and is good for mittens, slippers, hats, trims on garments and bags – just for starters.

 

Handy App


Finally, do you have a table or smart phone and are looking for a better way to manage the admin side of knitting? You really should be using KnitCompanion. KnitCompanion is an app that manages your patterns, charts, rows, stitches all in one place. This workshop will teach you the basics and provide you with an overview of the free version of the app.

 

Click Book Events for more details about our workshops and information on how to book.