Tuesday, 9 April 2013

March 2013

March saw a lot of topics covered at the meeting. Valerie had a moment of fame with her other club Woodley who were featured in MKM on page 10. Members talked about visiting other clubs and inviting  clubs to visit ours. Shirley brought in some yarn from her New Zealand visit that contained a mix of merino, possum and silk. She also saw a waistcoat on display that was based on an Iris Bishop fairisle pattern.

Valerie was the main speaker for the evening. She shared samples made on her new embroidery machine and talked about her plans to create a knitted cube with a bell inside for a baby gift. 

Next Valerie showed a necklace made with large beads. It had a cord hidden in the knitted rope to hold the beads in place.

Fringe twisting was demonstrated using a wooden gadget and was very effective. It required good finger control to manage the knots at the end.

Then Valerie showed arm knitting next using a knitted cord and it was much fun to watch. She shared her experiences about determination in mastering the art and went on to instruct Phyllis while at the meeting. By the end of the evening and with some assistance Phyllis was doing it too.   

Competition this month
3rd - purple necklace, Mary
2nd - rust raglan sleeve sweater, Jennifer
1st - pink cotton top, Stephanie

1st grey top , Marcia

Other items of knitting

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