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Clubs / All
Jose Allen, 01865-739327
7.30 - 9.30pm on 3rd Monday | Every month
Aldridge Machine Knitters
Joan Hunt, 01922 639980
Always found in stitches
Catriona Little , 01307-461916
Evenings on Wednesday | Every week
Now the nights are drawing in it’s a sure sign that Autumn and Winter activities are about to get underway again. Just so for Angus Machine Knitters who meet weekly on Wednesday evenings in the Upper Hall at the British Legion, Helen Street, Arbroath from the 7th September. If you’d like to look in on us then come along and see if it’s for you (free of charge on your first night) with no obligation. It’s not necessary to have a knitting machine of your own to join in the fun. Sometimes we can help you acquire one if you’d like. Our members come from all over Angus and it may even be possible to lift share.
Our first meeting this session was all about the care and maintenance of your knitting machine, with a hands on workshop. Knitting for others will take the form of Hats for Heroes and hand knitters can join in too! Come and find out more. Our group project will be a waistcoat with the style and pattern yet to be agreed on. Project work usually culminates in two garments being knitted at the club, which are subsequently raffled. Last year’s project was very popular with many members knitting a copy or variation of the jacket at home. For more information please contact our Organiser Catriona Little on 01307-461916 or our Secretary Wilma Stewart on 01241-870787. Oh and one more thing - we’re always found in stitches!
Ayr Machine Knitting Club
Maggie Brown, 01655-750152
7.00 pm on Tuesday | Every two weeks
We’re a small and friendly group with a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on through demonstrations and talks. There’s a small annual fee in addition to a fortnightly payment of £2, which helps pay for the venue and three to four professional demonstrators per year. We start back after the summer holidays on 6 September 2011 so if you’re a machine knitter with any machine or are interested in taking up machine knitting please come and join us.
Mary Taylor, 0117-964 9729
7.30pm onwards on 1st Wednesday | Every month
Nessie Dunnett, 01847-896986
7.30 - 9.30 pm on 4th Tuesday | Every month
Cambridge Machine Knitting Club
Jeannette Cavey, 01223 701570
7.30pm - 9.30pm on Alternate Wednesdays (termtime) | Every two weeks
Friendly Club Established 30 years, beginners and experienced machine knitters welcome. Demostrations at meetings, knitting buddies and/or tuition available.
Social events during the year include meals out and a club competition evening.
7.30 to 9.30 pm on Monday | Every month
Due to rising costs, the venue for meetings of Cast-ons MKC in Stopsley, Luton has changed. The new venue is The Warden Hill Community Centre in Wycombe Way, Luton. It’s at the rear of The Warden Beefeater on the A6 (LU3 2BL for Sat Nav users). We meet on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. During the winter it’s monthly and we go back to meeting fortnightly for the lighter evenings. We’re a small friendly club which welcomes new members who need help getting back into machine knitting or those want to start a new hobby. Over the past two years members have knitted for the premature baby unit at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, made hats for sailors and are currently knitting hats for the army. All members take a great interest in the magazine and try out some of the techniques, or help each other out if they’re having problems with a pattern. For club details call Maureen on 01582-882786, Sue on 01582 450662 or e-mail .
Donington Knitting Club
Ann Noble, 01775 840372
10.00am to 12 noon on Thursday | Every month
Help in using knitting machines, mainly Brother, and occasional demonstrations and talks.
Ewenique Knitting Club
Greta Morton, 01423 860923
2pm on 2nd & 4th Monday | Every two weeks
Our club has such good knitters, so help is always on hand for the less experienced. If any readers live in the area and would like to join us, we’d be very pleased to welcome them.