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.