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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 :
2021 March 20th
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 20 Feb 2021 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
We're just playing it safe in consideration to our older vulnerable members.
Saturday 10 Apr 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)
March 20th 2021 AGM
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
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
January no meeting
Mar 3 Club day at Mokau
Apr 7 AGM--- 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
Feb 13th in Stratford
April 10th in New Plymouth
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 Pat Moran email@example.com
Manawatu [link to photo on Areas page]
Area Dates: 2021: AGM 27th Mar., 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 - Carol Leith - Ph 06 3683925 or 021 1339665
Our Club Days:
River City Club - 1st Tuesday in every month at 9.30am, at Ruth’s place, 14 Waharua Place, Tawhero, Wanganui -
contact Ruth Stick - 06 280 4410 - or - 0274971702
Rose City Knitters - 2nd Monday every Month, at Literacy Centre, 131 Manchester St, Feilding, beginning at 9.30am
Contact - Kay Holland - 06 323 9069
K2Club - 3rd Saturday every Month at 9.30am at Literary Centre, 131 Manchester St., Fielding, contact - Mary Avery - 06 323 4072
Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508 email@example.com
Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop days: (Please advise}
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 email@example.com and Avril Jordan ph 021 991031 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
(February - November) also at Kiwi Family Trust building 420 St Asaph Street and the contact in Jean Robinson. 7.30- 9pm
Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines. Enquiries: Jean Robinson Secretary Ph: 03 3814565
Area Meetings: 78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE
7 April AGM
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.
Contact Shirley Anderson email@example.com
Area Days March 27th at 33a Lanark St Mosgiel
Otago Area Club Meetings: Area Contact: Margaret Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
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 our AGM at Mataura Saturday 20th March
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Bay of Plenty
Hi Everyone, I have already heard from various of you that our February date would be in their absence.
Since that includes the major car-poolers from Tauranga, we have shifted the date, to Saturday 13 March
In Rotorua: Owners' & Trainers' Lounge (far end of 3rd grandstand) Rotorua Race Course, Fenton St, Rotorua
- come in alongside Rydges Hotel. Bring your own lunch and 2020 Seminar book.
Look forward to seeing you, Anne Squire
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Society Officers 2019 - 2020
President: Gaye Hall email@example.com
North Island V.P: Rex Parker RnR.Knit@xtra.co.nz
South Island V.P Margaret Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Ann Banks email@example.com
Treasurer: Dianna Fenerty firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor: Vivien Adams NZMKSeditor@outlook.co.nz
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