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New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society Inc.
Area Dates & Venues:
Share The Experience -  Join the New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society
for Beginners to Advanced Machine Knitters
Annual Festival - bringing together people from NZ and Overseas for expert tutoring, fashion parades, tours, exhibitions, trade stalls...
Newsletter providing hints and tips, patterns, updates on machine knitting events, parts, and service.

Links to photographic web pages from previous NZMKS Festivals & functions:

From Can Knit Too Festival Mosgiel 2019 Prize & Trophy List  Thanks Joan Robinson - Marg Tulloh - Ian & Heather Smith
From Geyserknit Festival, Rotorua 2018 Prize & Trophy List   Thanks to photos from Doreen Berge - Elaine Weir - Rex Parker
Some photos from South Knit 2017 Festival

Links to NZMKS members' websites:
Laurel Judd      Doreen Berge         Anne Baxter

Links to other craft websites:

Free User Guides/Service Manuals/Pattern Books (Brother)
D.E.A. Yarns Levin
Anna Gratton Ltd.  Feilding
Dormani Yarns (Tony Bennett, Australia)
Mohair Craft NZ (branches in Auckland Area)
Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum Nottingham UK
Maggi Bloice's Knitting Machine Museum Brittany, France
Karere Junction DesignaKnit etc.

Facebook Page: Robyn's Cottage Greerton, Tauranga

Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year :
2021. July. 17th. September. 18th. November. 20th
2022. March. 22nd

All meetings are to be held at the home of Beverly Francis. At 3 Kennedy Street, OPUA, Bay of Islands
Machine Knitting members or persons interested in knitting are more than welcome to join our friendly group

For further information contact Rose Walker 09 4067084
Our Area Days are as follows: (2021)
Saturday 17 Jul 2021
Saturday 4 Sep 2021
Saturday 16 Oct 2021
Saturday 27 Nov 2021

All workshops are held at the Pakuranga Baptist Church Lounge, 219 Ti Rakau Drive (enter from 2 Fremantle Place)
9:30am - tea/coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch. Workshops begin 10am and finish 2pm.
Please feel free to bring a friend, as everyone is welcome to our workshops and local club meetings
For further information contact: Jan Lynch-Blosse Email:  Ph 0274 975441 (Auckland Area President)
Workshop Dates: (2021)
July 17th
September 1st
November 6th
March 19th 2022
for the Workshop and AGM.
Special Promotion Day: June 10th 2021
We are having a special promotion day open to the public as well as non Society Members . They are encouraged to bring their Knitting machines if they have one and any issues to be sorted out. If unable to then that is fine just come along and enjoy the company of other knitters. The day will look after itself in that we hear that some have challenges to bring along with them for us to sort out for them. It is not an Area Workshop or NZMKS related as such. For more information contact Rose Fitness (details below)
Waikato Area workshops are held at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Canada Street, Morrinsville.
9.30am cup of tea and 10am start. Bring own lunch - cup of tea / coffee supplied

For further information Contact Rose Fitness   Ph 07 884 8576 or 027 891 1580
112b Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha, 3320
Any knitter visiting our Area is most welcome to attend both Workshops and Club Meetings..
East Coast
Enquiries, please contact Faye Lister or Tel. 06 867 9784
Hawkes Bay
Enquiries, please contact Glenis Dalziel ph.06 8356404,
King Country

King Country Area: President- Gaye Hall Ph. 07 878 5969 Secretary- Marie Forsyth 06 762 5524
Treasurer/Newsletter Editor- Barbee Kilgour Ph. 07 877 7554
Meeting Dates:
(We have joined both clubs into one so when there is an area day close to a club day we have combined the days.)

All Mokau days will be held at St.John's Rooms
All Taumarunui days will be held at the Ruapehu Arts Centre, Hakaaha Street, contact Gaye Hall  07 878 5969

2021: 7 Jul Club Mokau. 4 Aug Area Taumarunui.
1 Sep Club Mokau.  6 Oct Area Taumarunui. 3 Nov Club Mokau. December date/venue to be decided.
2022: 2 Feb Area Taumarunui. 2 Mar Club Mokau. 6 Apr AGM Taumaranui.
Anyone wishing to attend our meetings please contact one of the above Nos., everyone is most welcome.

Taranaki            [link to photos on Areas page]           
Knit-Ins: Please note: Meeting and Knit In venue for Stratford is now Skinner Road Hall, A&P Showgrounds, Flint Road, Stratford
                    All New Plymouth Knit Ins are at Disabled Citizen Craft Rooms 83 Hine Street
Dates for Taranaki Area for the year:
2021: Area Days: Jul 10 Stratford. Sep 11 New Plymouth. Nov 13 Stratford.
2022: Feb 12 New Plymouth. Apr 9 Stratford
Weekend Workshops at Eltham Presbyterian Camp: Contact Janet Stuart
4 days from Thursday to Sunday  Come for as many days as you can.

August 12th - 15th
  Doreen will be doing a round yoke workshop over this weekend

October 14th - 17th

2022 March 10th -13th
All Area Day Knit-Ins start at 9.30am with a cuppa and demos start at 10.00.
The day finishes approx. 3.00pm with afternoon tea.
For details contact Janet Stuart 021 610 894 or Doreen Berge 06 753 9615 or 0274 578747
Stratford Club meet in Skinner Road Hall, A&P Showgrounds, Flint Road, Stratford, on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352 

New Plymouth club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening at the Disabled Citizens Craft Rooms.
Contact Doreen Berge 06 753 9615 or 0274 578747 or Janet Stuart 021 610 894

Enquiries please contact Diane McEwen 06 378 9503
Manawatu              [link to photo on Areas page]      

Area Dates:  2021:   19th Jun,  28th Aug., 20th Nov.
These Teach-Ins start with a "cuppa" at 9.30 and then the meeting starts 10.00am.
These days will be held at the St.John Ambulance Hall, Bowen Street, Feilding.
A warm welcome will be given to visitors from other Areas
Our Enquiries Contact is now - Ruth Stick - 027 4971702

Our Club Days:
River City Club
- 1st Tuesday each month - contact Ruth 06 2804410
Rose City Knitters - 2nd Monday each month - contact Kay 06 3239069
K2Klub - 3rd Saturday each month - contact Mary 06 3234072

Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre

Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508


Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851
Workshop days: August 7th November 6th

Venue: Kiwi  Family Trust Building 420 St Asaph street Christchurch
There is plenty of on-street and off-street parking.

Enquiries to Karen Wakelin ph 03 329 8749 email and Avril Jordan ph 021 991031

The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club is
now in recess. But NZMKS meetings are held as above.
South Canterbury

Area Meetings:
  78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.

Contact Shirley Anderson

Area Days:
1st Saturday of August, October, December 2021, February 2022, April, June.
at 1:15 p.m. Margaret Smith’s home 33A Lanark Street. Mosgiel.
Otago Area Club Meetings:   Area Contact: Margaret Smith
Taieri Club - meeting 3rd Wednesday 1.00pm Starting September at  Margaret Smith's Tel. 03 4847488 or 027 2016888
Passap Club - 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Val Payne’s 21 Watson Street Green Island. Phone 488 3511
Passap Electronic:
Time and place set at meetings. Contact Val Payne 488 3511.
Following Area day is at Mataura Presbyterian Church 9.30 am
Saturday 31st July
Invercargill Machine Knitters Club:
Monthly meeting - 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
(note: changed from 1st Thursday)
For further information contact: Betty Allan 03 217 5149 or email
New members welcome

Eastern Southland Machine Knitters Club We now meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the
Hokonui Christian Fellowship building at 17 Redmond Street, Gore, Southland
Meeting starts with a cup of tea at 9-30 am and goes until approximately 3 pm.

Contact details are Marilyn Clement  phone 03 2089446 or 0272214420.
Email: or Evelyn Falconer phone 03 2089235
We are a very small friendly club and welcome anyone along with an interest in machine knitting.

Area Contact: Anne Baxter
Bay of Plenty   
Area Days:
10 July Saturday, Rotorua (Racecourse, Owner & Trainer Lounge)
12 September Sunday, Tauranga
(other areas are invited to join workshops from Festival by Dana Catley & Robyn Parker.) (Robyn's Cottage Greerton)
13 November Sunday, Tauranga
19 February Saturday, Rotorua
10 April provisionally, Tauranga
All meetings open 9.30am for a cuppa, then to business 10.00am
Time: 9.30am to 3/3.30pm. Tea/Coffee provided. Bring your own lunch.
Anyone in the Area are invited to attend these very informative and fun days.
Enquiries: Rex Parker, (President) 7 Taranui Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3112. Home Ph. 07 571 2157   Shop: Ph 07-5786861 
Email: or Anne Squire
Society Officers 2019 - 2020
President: Gaye Hall
North Island V.P: Rex Parker
South Island V.P Margaret Smith
Secretary: Ann Banks
Treasurer: Dianna Fenerty
Newsletter Editor: Vivien Adams
Website Co-Ordinator: Ann Cooper

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Prize/Trophy Winners
For Knitting Machine Repairs, contact:

Robert Sanson
511 Picquet Hill Road
Te Awamutu 3800
Ph 07 871 2046
For Knitting Machine Repairs:

Contact Robert Sanson
511 Picquet Hill Road
Te Awamutu 3800
Ph 07 871 2046

Click for Photos & results from Knitalong 2021 Festival

Many thanks to Rex Parker for the photos.

Announcing the NZMKS National Festival 2022:

Manawatu Area -  Whanganui Collegiate
132 Liverpool Street, College Estate, Whanganui 4500

Tuesday 12th July 2022 to Friday 15th July 
(finishing with a farewell dinner on the Friday night)

Click here to download National Application/Renewal Form
Further details to follow...……..