More news from the Guild Day and AGM
During the meeting, Sue mentioned that you may have to set your MT to 6 to get the required size.
|Clair enjoys a welcome cup of tea during a short break|
|Pat Collins (left) and Janet Jackson are presented with a token of our appreciation|
|Our 'purple and white' knitting in support of the Nottinghamshire Hospice yarn bombing event|
The Nottingham Machine Knitting show took place at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton on Sunday 9th April.
There was a lot to see - yarn (of course), patterns, machines/spares and accessories - and some very interesting talks.
Some members of the Mapperley Knit and Natter club were there, and Ann Matthews did a great job demonstrating on a machine set up next to the stand belonging to the Guild of Machine Knitters.
|Ann Matthews demonstrating on a Brother knitting machine.|
Ann gave both hands on experience to some wishing to try machine knitting for the very first time and demonstrated some really striking hand-manipulated designs.
Our AGM was held tonight and was very well attended (23 people altogether). It was a very positive meeting, with people volunteering to take on various responsibilities within the club.
Our guest speakers were from the Nottinghamshire Hospice, and it was a talk that was extremely relevant to us. They are holding a ‘purple week’ when they are ‘yarn bombing’ the hospice and its grounds (and an area in Woodthorpe Park) over their big purple party fundraising week to raise awareness of the hospice and its work.
Apparently, yarn bombing is something that started in the USA a few years ago, and is known by a number of other names. As a group of knitters, we’ve been asked to use any oddments of purple yarn we have to create streamers, tree-wrappers and bunting to decorate the hospice and grounds. Quite a challenge!
Our final meeting of 2016 was held on Monday 6th March. We had a good attendance (22 people).We discussed our plans for 2017, and asked everyone to consider what they would like to happen next year, and whether they could help organise some of the meetings.
A number of people had brought garments to show, some finished and some still needing a bit of work. A fair bit of hand-knitting was also being done during the evening.
Next month (April 2017), we have a guest speaker from a local hospice, who is going to talk about their work and about fundraising. It is also the first month of the new financial year, and we will be holding our AGM.
If you would like to come, please see the About us page for details.