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ozknitter
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  11:37:41 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi,

Does anybody know if we have knitting guilds in Melbourne, Australia? If so what do they do?

Thank you.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.

gwtreece
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  06:05:47 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Rose, I found 3 guilds in Australia and 1 is in Melbourne from knitting.about.com. The guild in Melbourne has a website. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~knitters/index.html

South Australia
The Handknitters Guild of South Australia
Meets at the RSL hall, Arthur St, Unley, Sth Australia, phone 08 82941612, the first Saturday of each month 2pm to 4.30 pm. Workshop on the 3rd Saturday from 2pm to 4.30 pm winter and 5 pm summer
Contact: Patricia Little-littlepatriciaann@msn.com.au

Melbourne
Handknitters Guild Inc, Vic.
Three groups meet monthly in suburban Melbourne.
Contact: Janet O'Dell -janet@techinfo.com.au

Sydney
The Knitters Guild NSW Inc
Five separate Sydney suburban groups, plus 6 country groups, meet monthly in various locations throughout the state.
Contact: info@knittersguildnsw.org.au

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Tam
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  2:06:59 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
The handknitters guild is in Carlton.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  2:13:17 PM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
There website also has a link to a SnB group in Melbourne.

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sarah@k_rev
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Posted - 08/10/2006 :  6:29:07 PM  Show Profile Send sarah@k_rev a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Tam

The handknitters guild is in Carlton.



Hi Tam - they moved from Carlton some years ago (and were later in Coburg for some time), but are now housed in the city, in Ross House, Flinders Lane.

They meet for sit & knits monthly (first Sunday iirc ?) and run regular workshops through the year on a variety of knitting topics (and suitable for a variety of skill levels). Also one-on-one lessons for new knitters can be arranged. They have a very extensive permanent library at Ross House, and I feel pretty sure that borrowing is free for members.

Their annual Wool Expo each June is not to be missed, and they sometimes arrange bus tours to all places woolly. There's also some charity knitting & fundraising going on. They had a stand at the recent Craft & Quilt Show in Melbourne, and I think they'll take better advantage of that next year, and use it as a display/marketing opportunity. They send out their quarterly newsletter to members, plus an email news update at intervals.

If anyone would like direct telephone/postal contact details, just drop me an email via my website, as they'd always welcome new members. I think I pay $25 membership as a non-metro member.

I'm also a member of the NSW Knitter's Guild - you don't need to live in the same state to take advantage of the membership and it can be interesting to read (via their Newsletter) what knitters around the country are getting up to.

Sarah
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ozknitter
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Posted - 08/17/2006 :  10:42:27 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi,

Thank you Wanda, Tam and Sarah. Just one more question. What do they actually do there, do they have knitting classes or what?

I've only just heard about knitting guilds, so am completely in the dark.

Wanda I will check out the sites, thank you.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  05:09:22 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
The knitting guild I was involved in had classes, senimars, speakers that talked/demostrated different techniques. We also did community service projects, like knit baby caps or blankets. Some stores give discounts if you are a guild member. Our guild would get together and go to a knit show.

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ozknitter
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  9:54:57 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi Wanda,

Thank you so much, I will get on to them.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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