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!  

October Meeting ~ Increasing and Decreasing Techniques

Our October meeting will be on Monday 1 October.

It will be led by our own Sue Booth who is going to cover different ways of increasing and decreasing. We will consider which method is best to use in which circumstances, and the appearance on the finished item.

As usual we will be at the Killisick Community Centre from 6.45pm.  We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

September Meeting - knitting machine techniques and accessories

Our September meeting will be on 3 September.
This will be another of our popular skills exchange carousel sessions.

Knitting machines will be set up around the room with a different technique or accessory being demonstrated on each (for example: knit-weave, magic cables, plating, tuck and slip stitch, charting device). 

As usual we will be at the Killisick Community Centre from 6.45pm.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, 30 July 2018

August meeting - Techniques for putting a garment together

Our next meeting is on Monday 6 August.  

Ann Matthews will be demonstrating ‘Making-up’: techniques for putting a garment together.

July Meeting - Hand crafts to enhance machine knitting projects

Several club members show different hand crafts useful to enhance machine knitting. Swiss darning, crochet edging, tatting, bobbin lace, and kumihimo- Japanese braiding.