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Many of the problems associated with dropped stitches can be attributed to a perished sponge bar.
Sorry, I do not supply Sponge Bars for Bulky Eight machines, or other machine spares

John Cooper Tel: (03) 5484508 Email:
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These flexible sponge bars are now available for purchase at $12.50 each (+ $4.00 per NZ Post)
(I can send 2 sponge bars for that freight charge)
For your club or group - Enquire for larger quantities
for both Standard & Bulky machines. (Brother, Singer, Toyota etc.)
I have improved these so they can be inserted or removed from either end of the machine,
even in a confined space. Why pay more???
10th October 2017


Brother Colour Changer KRC-830. Complete with Instruction Manual & Branch Tension Stand, as shown, but missing Rear Yarn Guide, & Yarn Tension Unit.
No Punch Cards. Has had very little use. $30

All above plus P. & P.

Contact: Ann Cooper Tel. 03 548 4508
or email Ann Cooper
27th November 2017

Wanted to Buy

Manawatu Area has several members wanting to buy  electric cone wool winders

Contact Dianna Fenerty, Manawatu Area Treasurer at or call 0274360642
31st December 2017
Not sure how common these are in NZ but I am trying to find a Singer (aka Silver Reed, Studio) mid-gauge machine - i.e. 6.5 - 7mm gauge, I believe the model numbers of possible options are SK160 or LK 150.
In reasonable to good condition - can do some refurbishment but the machine does need to be in working order
Shona Howe, Whanganui       Email
3rd January 2018


Collapsible Table to suit Brother Bulky Machine

Liz van Kesteren Email:
6th January 2018


I'm looking for Punch cards for the Passap Deco ( blank would be a bonus ), also any Passap magazines

Moira Tarry Email:
23rd January 2018

Wanted :
Studio Silver Reed SINGER SR150 Ribber only. I have a Studio 150 chunky machine but don’t have the Ribber. Anyone out there got one or know where I can source one in reasonable condition?

Shona Howe Whanganui 027 268 4688 Email
4th February 2018
Knitting Machines/yarn available for donation to Hospice -
you may have to arrange packing & freight if not collected:
(initially, please contact Bronwyn Jensen at )
An email received from Mercy Hospice in Ellerslie advises:

"Over the years people have kindly donated knitting machines and now we find ourselves
with quite a few. I wondered if your club would like them along with some boxes of yarn.

It seems such a pity that they are sitting gathering dust when your talented
and creative group could be using them"
11th February 2018

For Sale:

Brother 830 ribber for Brother knitting machine.
Has some extra needles and extra weights included.
In good clean condition. $50.00. Buyer must collect.

Tel: 07 8276795 or email
13th February 2018

For Sale:

We have a complete Brother KH 860 for sale. In very good working order comes with all fittings and set up pattern books and accessories to suit.

All reasonable offers will be considered.

Thanking you

Tony W.
19th February 2018

For Sale:
Brother Motor Drive Unit in good order, $500.00 ono.
Would prefer pick up or buyer to arrange freight.

Ruth Stick Email:
22nd February 2018

For Sale -  Urgent, please make an offer, these books have to go as I am moving:

I have for sale MK 'how to' books e.g. Textured patterns by Sheila Sharp, Electronic rainbow by Mary Louise Norman, Machine Knitting by John Allen, Technique of Knitweave by Kathleen Kinder, Rowan/brother guide to MK by Stephen Sheard and more. Is there's still a market for this sort of thing?

Jean Sullivan Email:
15th March 2018

For Sale:

Passap Machine available:
Pink model - Good working order. All reasonable offers considered. Located in South Taranaki.
Bit heavy to courier, but may be able to drop off to a city in central North Island? Phone Val. 06 2734 018

Passap Motor: I haven't used this, but it was in working order when purchased - offers...