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Dear Knitters.

Happy New Year to you all.

Most clubs will have now resumed after the Christmas break. It would be good if someone from each club could let the News Letter Editor (Gillian) know what your club’s plans are for 2018.

Does your club have a goal they work to for each year? If you do, do you achieve it?
Club photos are always appreciated for the News Letter.

The committee is already working towards the Victor Harbor camp, April 6th—9th.

Demonstrators this year are:

  • Gillian Gittins—Intarsia
  • Sigrid Burford, Smocking, and Alternative Hems and Bands
  • Joy Turner—Household Items
  • Jill Rashleigh—My Yarn Diary
  • Jocelyn Meline—Buttonholes
  • Jan Edwards—still to be announced.

The theme for the competition is a child’s garment. This can then be donated to charity if you wish.

The committee are now finding it harder every year to have six demonstrators each time. Anyone willing to do this at a later date, should contact one of the

What are your thoughts on how the camp should run?

Do we continue with fewer demonstrators, or make this a “hands on” with everyone taking their own machine? Something to think about.


Diane Chambers’ work-shops will be held in Adelaide at Payneham on Saturday 7th July, and in the Port Pirie Club rooms on Tuesday 10th July. Part of Diane’s demonstration will be on taking measurements and drawing up your own designs. You will need to bring pencil, paper and tape measure for this. There will be more information on Diane’s work-shops in the May News Letter.


I know most of the shows are a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about what you could enter. Entries have slowly been going down over the last couple of years, and if this continues, Machine Knitting will no longer be an item in the Craft Section. Some of the shows have already eliminated Machine Knitting. If each club member entered just one item it would go a long way to keeping our craft alive. If you do enter make sure you read the show schedule properly and enter in the correct section.
Wendy Smith