Saturday, 13 May 2017

8 May - Guest speaker: Clair Crowston

Clair Crowston was guest speaker at the May meeting of the Mapperley Knit and Natter Club for machine knitters. After demonstrating how to knit both sides of a plain V neck simultaneously, Clair showed how you can create a crochet look using a punch card and lace carriage. She also made a unique tuck stitch cuff using a Knitmaster card on her Brother machine. Clair finished the session with some three colour work in slip stitch.

Clair enjoys a welcome cup of tea during a short break

Thank you to Pat and Janet

Our new Club Chair, Helen Flarry, presented gift tokens to Janet Jackson and Pat Collins to thank them for their sterling work for the Club. Janet has acted as club treasurer over many years; Pat has been club secretary for several years and in recent times has acted as both secretary and Chairperson. Their dedication to keeping the Club going is much appreciated by all members.

Pat Collins (left) and Janet Jackson are presented with a token of our appreciation

Knitting for the hospice

Club members have been busy knitting in response to the appeal by Nottinghamshire Hospice. Speakers from the Hospice came to the April Meeting and told the group about the work done there and in the Community for those in the final stages of their life and their families.
The need to raise at least £7,000 a day is being given a boost by holding a “Big Purple Party” consisting of fund raising events during the week 22nd-28th May. The club was asked to support their Yarn Bombing efforts in purple and white yarn which will be used to publicise the Hospice during the party week. The first fruits of club member’s efforts were displayed at this month‘s meeting.

Our 'purple and white' knitting in support of the Nottinghamshire Hospice yarn bombing event
The Club was also very happy to receive a thank you note from the Hospice for the donation of £125 from the Club charity fund which was presented to them at the April meeting.

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