Monday, 11 March 2019

March meeting - decorating your knitting

Sue Booth gave another extremely interesting talk on embellishments for our knitting. She covered:

  • Fake cardigan bands - knit a jumper and add a band to the front to give the appearance of a cardigan. Basically, these are 'hems', and one of the techniques Sue showed us incorporated a small stocking stitch 'roll' that hid the sewing line.
  • Knitting in small bobbles.
  • Adding small strips - splashes of colour over 7 or so needles (and as a bonus, no ends to sew in!).
  • Knitting cording in various ways to apply to surface of the knitting.
  • Various 'painting' methods, including using permanent markers.
  • Adding 'foil' by gluing it to the fabric.
We covered a lot in a short space of time, and as always, Sue brought a large number of samples with her - both of garments that used the various techniques and of small swatches.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

February Meeting - Knitting with Beads

The February Meeting is next Monday February 4th, 2019.Usual time, usual place. Killisick Community Centre, Arnold, NG5 8DB 6.30 - 9.00p.m.
Alison will be giving us a presentation about how to incorporate beads into your machine knitting. So new ideas a plenty to set off another new knitting year. There will be plenty going on and also news to absorb. Hope many can make it if the weather is not too severe.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

January - Meal out together

As usual we will not be holding a regular meeting on 7 January 2019.  Instead we will be meeting for a meal together at the Plainsman in Mapperley.  More information later.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

December Meeting - Fuddle with Knit & Natter

Our meeting on 3 December will be our annual Fuddle. Please bring some food to share and a small gift/raffle prize for our annual Christmas event (we draw lots and everyone gets a gift).  

If you have a Christmas jumper, please do wear it.  No prizes, just for fun!

As usual we will be at Killisick Community Centre, Arnold from 6.45pm.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, 5 November 2018

We are now on Facebook!

If you are on Facebook, you may be interested to join our new closed Facebook group.  Search for 'Machine Knitting Nottinghamshire' or ' Mapperley Knit & Natter' (Both will find us) and ask to join the group. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

November Meeting - Sewing Machine Techniques for Machine Knitters

On Monday 5th November we will be hosting our first guest speaker for some time. Erica Thomson: a long established crafter and friend to the machine knitting community, based in Nottinghamshire will demonstrate “Sewing Machine Techniques for Machine Knitters”.

Topics will include: How to combine knitting with fabrics, alterations, making buttonholes in knitting and attaching buttons. Erica will also bring a range of useful patterns, needles and haberdashery items for sale.

Usual venue, Killisick Community Centre, Arnold. 6.45pm.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Charity Hamper

Our Charity Hamper has been out this month doing good work.

We raised £28 at a MacMillan Coffee Morning at Social Care Offices, Daybrook.

We then raised £19 for Nottingham Women's Aid Bake a Difference cake sale at Arnold.   Local MP Vernon Coaker came to support the event and bought some gloves from us for his grandchild.  Vernon said that he thought the hamper was a brilliant idea!

Vernon Coaker MP admires our hamper.

We are going to need some more items for our hamper!