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Some of the things we enjoy doing:
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New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society Inc.
Share The Experience - Join the New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society
Workshops 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.
Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year :
Any changes will be advised
All our workshops are being held at the home of Evelyn Ashby, 5 Kennedy Street, Opua, Bay of Islands, commencing at 10am.
We would welcome new members or any visitors for the day
For further information contact Rose Walker 09 4067084 email@example.com
Our Area Days are as follows: (2021)
Saturday 22 May 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0274 975441 (Auckland Area President)
Workshop Dates: (2021)
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 email@example.com 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..
Enquiries, please contact Faye Lister firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 06 867 9784
Enquiries, please contact Glenis Dalziel ph.06 8356404, email@example.com
King Country Area: President- Gaye Hall Ph. 07 878 5969 Secretary- Marie Forsyth 06 762 5524
Treasurer- Eilish Hagenson 06-752 9181 Newsletter Editor- Barbara Kilgour Ph. 07 877 7554
(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 Eilish Hagensons’ home
All Taumarunui days will be held at the Club rooms Taumarunui. Arts Centre, Hakaaha Street, contact Gaye Hall 07 878 5969
Meetings - please advise--- Okahukura Hall---Taumarunui
Contact Nos: Nell Tarrant 07 896 6284 Nola Holmes 07 896 8000 Gaye Hall 07 878 5969
All meetings start with a cuppa at 9.30am, any information required, please contact:
Gaye Hall 07 8785969, Nell Tarrant 07 8966284, Nola Holmes 07 896 8000, or Eilish Hagenson 06 7529181. Everyone welcome
Anyone wishing to attend our meetings please contact one of the above Nos., everyone is most welcome.
Taranaki [link to photos on Areas page]
Dates for Taranaki Area for the year:
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
2021: (Note NZMKS Festival Knitalong 2021 in Stratford 26 - 30 April - see above)
Eltham Weekend Workshops:
Next one to be advised
Contact Janet Stuart firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851 email@example.com
Workshop days: May 29th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Avril Jordan ph 021 991031 email@example.com
The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club is now in recess. But NZMKS meetings are held as above.
Area Meetings: 78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.
Contact Shirley Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12th 2021 at 1:15 p.m. Margaret Smith’s home 33A Lanark Street. Mosgiel.
1st Saturday of August, October, December 2021, February 2022, April, June.
Otago Area Club Meetings: Area Contact: Margaret Smith email@example.com
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.
Our next Area day is Please advise:
Invercargill Machine Knitters Club:
Monthly meeting - 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
For further information contact: Betty Allan 03 217 5149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay of Plenty
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: RnR.Knit@xtra.co.nz or Anne Squire email@example.com
Society Officers 2019 - 2020
President: Gaye Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
North Island V.P: Rex Parker RnR.Knit@xtra.co.nz
South Island V.P Margaret Smith email@example.com
Secretary: Ann Banks firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Dianna Fenerty email@example.com
Newsletter Editor: Vivien Adams mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Co-Ordinator: Ann Cooper email@example.com
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For Knitting Machine Repairs, contact:
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
The festival will be held at the Taranaki Dio School in Stratford, Taranaki from Monday April 26th to Friday April 30th 2021.
All the usual Festival events, Seminar, Council, and AGM meetings, plus the display of competition entries, workshops and the Make and Model evening.
Download the Festival Newsletter below, or if preferred, please request a posted copy from Janet Stuart, 10 Turakina Street, New Plymouth.
Link to PDF version Link to MS Word version
Announcing our Knitalong 2021 Festival
Taranaki Diocesan Girls' School, Stratford