Craft Conversion

I hope to have fun days for everyone to come and try their hand at whatever they wish – be it machine or hand knitting, sewing, tapestry, weaving, spinning and other crafts. All materials and yarn will be on sale, as well as the latest Silver embroidery machine and demo knitting machines.

Looking out of the window, the views are breath-taking as I sit and knit. If you come this way on holiday and suffer withdrawal symptoms, there are loads of caravan parks around as well as B&B at our local country hotel. We’re still in the process of getting the outside sorted, but we’ll be up-and-running very soon. If any reader would like to pop in then please ask them to contact me for more details.
Best regards
Joan Fielding-Browne, Redhead Cottage, Clovenfords, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 1UG.
Tel 01896-850734


On the Carbery Club stand, we were delighted to meet and talk to many machine knitters thinking of returning to the craft, as well as to new recruits. The sheer numbers of people attending the two speakers’ talks showed the enthusiasm there is for new designs and techniques. It was so refreshing to see how Denise Musk’s garments were so well received and admired. Fiona Morris’ talk also was much appreciated by those of us wanting to improve our knitting skills. So please accept a huge thank you, Anne, for once again giving us a show to remember. Best wishes, Joy Hopkins, Carbery MKC
Thanks so much for your kind words, Joy and I’m pleased to let you know that Denise is soon to join us as a contributor. Ed

Penny competition

The squares start and end on waste yarn, so they can be adjusted. Each Christmas the club holds a competition and the winner chooses the charity to support the following year. Pat Wright was presented with her trophy by Cllr Eve Martin. For 2014 she’s chosen Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary, Charity No. 1095382, so members will knit a blanket with animal motifs. They’ll also fund raise by selling small knitted items and holding a raffle. If you’d like to know more about Priory Knits, call Sue Castro on 01424-437468 after 6.00 pm or email her at

Changing times

Would you make sure, please, that any of your readers who are interested in membership of KCG contact our current treasurer, Tricia Basham and her details are given below. Thanks very much, Elspeth May, Director, KCG. Knitting & Crochet Guild, Unit 4 Lee Mills Industrial Estate, St Georges Road, Scholes, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD9 1RT.
Tricia Basham, Treasurer, KCG
Tel 07905- 796563

Fingers crossed

I’ve recently obtained a Brother 836 and can’t wait to use it, but worried about jamming it up. I’ve enrolled on a college course, but the one I’ve joined doesn’t start until the autumn. Can anyone help? I tried to call the number in the listing for Harrow but it doesn’t accept incoming calls. Please can you help? Thank you so much and fingers crossed! Kind regards, Jeanette Foster

Little Acorn Knitting Club

We meet every second Friday of the month at Seaford Baptist Church at 2.00 pm. We often have speakers with hints and tips and next month (on May 10th) we have Sue Castro
giving a demo on punch lace. Any new member would be most welcome to our friendly group. Thank you.

Advent Calendar

Dear Ann
Attaching picture of an Advent Calendar knitted by Club Member Audrey Jenkins for our Christmas Competition. The Advent Calendar won 1st prize. The pattern was taken from a December 2001 copy of Machine Knitting News.
Margaret Smith

Bookham Knitting Club – change of venue

Bookham Knitting Club will be meeting at a new venue from January 2013. Our new (temporary) home will be the Harrison Room in the Old Barn Hall in Bookham. The room is the small room with kitchen at the back of the building and the parking for this room is at the back. The address is Church Road, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3PQ.
Meetings will continue to be the second Wednesday in the month at 8.00 pm. Details and map are on the website at There’s a contact form there for anyone who wishes to get in touch and we always welcome new members and general enquiries.

Just to confirm that we have permanently moved to the Old Barn Hall in Bookham now.
2014-02-26 17:50:50

Ayr Machine Knitting Club

We start back after the summer break on Tuesday 6th September for show and tell, demonstrations and anything related to machine knitting. We’re a friendly group with a wealth of knowledge and experience in machine knitting and look forward to welcoming you to our club. Meetings are held at Kyle Academy, Ayr and please e-mail Maggie at for further information.