Promoting the craft of Machine Knitting throughout New Zealand
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.
Contact:  (2015 - 2016)
National President - Jo Johnson
North Island Vice President - Maureen Whale
South Island Vice President - Margaret Smith
National Secretary - Janet Stuart
National Treasurer - Dianna Fenerty
Website Co-ordinator - Ann Cooper
Newsletter Editor - Katrina Bush
To submit content for our Quarterly Newsletter please email Newsletter Editor (patterns, recipes, articles etc. all welcome)
Links to photographic web pages from previous NZMKS Festivals & functions:

Photos from Tauranga Festival 2013
Photos from Manawatu Festival 2014
Photos from Mosgiel Festival 2015
Slideshow from Marg Tulloh on YouTube

Links to NZMKS members' websites:
Laurel Judd Doreen Berge  Jan Hughes

Links to other craft websites:
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
2016 Festival Newsletter
Area Dates & Venues:

Contact person is Rose Walker Home: 09 4067084

Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year.

28th May, 6th August, 24th September, 26th November, 18th March 2017
All meetings are held at the home of Evelyn Ashby, 5 Kennedy Street Opua Bay of Islands.
Anyone visiting the North is welcome to attend.

Area Knitting Days:
August 20th

November - bring finger food for a shared lunch.
All workshops are held at the Pakuranga Baptist Church Lounge, 219 Ti Rakau Drive (enter from 2 Fremantle Place)
9:30am - tea/coffee available.
Workshops begin 10am and finish 2pm.
Feb, Apr & Aug - bring own lunch, Nov bring finger food for a shared lunch.
Visitors are welcome to our workshops and local club meetings.
For further information contact:
Katrina Bush: ph: (09) 489 7088 or email

Workshop Dates:
August 2nd 2016
September 17th 2016
November 15th 2016
March 18th 2017 ( 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   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.
Bay of Plenty

Area Days:
Dates/Venues of further teach-ins to be advised

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, 7 Taranui Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3112. Ph. 07 5712157
East Coast

For further information, please contact Faye Lister or Tel. 06 8679784
Hawkes Bay

Meeting Dates:
Saturday 6 August - Napier
Saturday 24 September - Hastings
Saturday 26 November - Napier
Saturday 25 February - Hastings
Saturday 22 April - Napier - AGM
Venues - Hastings: St Marks Church Hall, Park Rd; Napier: Community Hall, Tait Drive Greenmeadows East
Tea/coffee and biscuits supplied, all welcome. Mornings start 9.30am finish 12.30pm
Contact: Glenis Dalziel ph.06 8356504,
King Country

King Country Area
President- Gaye Hall Ph. 07 878 5969 contact email
Secretary- Maire Forsyth 06 762 5524
Treasurer- Eilish Hagenson 06-752 9181
Newsletter Editor Ena Wilson 07 895 5940
Meeting Dates:
Please advise

All meetings start with a cuppa at 9.30am, any information required, please contact:
Gaye Hall 07 8785969, Nell Tarrant 07 8966284, or Eilish Hagenson 06 7529181. Everyone welcome

Taumarunui Club
meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Arts Centre,
Hakaaha Street., Taumarunui Contact Gaye Hall  07 878 5969
Ohura Cub meets in a member's home each month, please contact Nell Tarrant on 07 896 6284
Anyone wishing to attend our meetings please contact one of the above Nos., everyone is most welcome.

Knit In dates:

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 06 755 2087 or Maureen Whale 06 755 2520

Eltham Workshop Weekends 2016:
June 3rd-6th - 4 days - Queens Birthday weekend
August 19th - 21st - 3 days
October 14th - 16th - 3 days
Come Friday morning for a weekend of knitting, get help with something you are having trouble with,
heaps of fun and fellowship. If you can’t come for the full weekend come for a part perhaps a day or afternoon.   
Contact Janet Stuart
Stratford Club meet in the St. John Hall, Regan Street, Stratford, on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352 

Waitara club meet 3rd Wednesday afternoon contact Carol Hancock 06 754 8702

New Plymouth club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening at the Disabled Citizens Craft Rooms.
Contact Maureen Whale 06 755 2520 or Janet Stuart 06 755 2087

(please advise)
Teach-ins are held at The Wool Shed, 12 Dixon Street, Masterton (use side entrance),
starting at 9.30 with a cup of tea and the business starting at,
pot luck lunch and finish with a cup of tea at approx 3pm Contact Pat Moran

Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre

Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508

Club meeting night is the 2nd Monday in the month,
held at 127 A Alabama Road.
There are no more day meetings.

The workshop dates for Canterbury Area for 2016 are May 28, August 6 & November 5.
The March meeting includes the AGM. The venue is the Lounge of the Chapel Street Methodist church complex on the corner of Chapel Street and Harewood Road in Papanui (Christchurch); the entrance is off the car park in Chapel Street. Time 10AM - 3PM with a shared lunch at midday.
The church and hall with its incorporated rooms have been rebuilt and newly opened at Christmas; hence the change in venue from the Reece room to the lounge. We have not tried it out yet but hope it will be fine.

Councillors Jo Johnson Ph 03 3138681 and Yvonne Jordan 03 9423795, or Secretary Helen Angus 03 3553030

The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
(February - November) at The Disabled Persons Centre Worcester Street, Christchurch 7.30- 9pm
Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines. Enquiries: Jean Knott Secretary Ph: 03 3814545
Area Contact: Helen Angus
South Canterbury

Area Meetings:
June 15 (78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE)
August 10.   40th Luncheon
October 12.
February 8. 2017
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL,
TIMARU at 10.30 a.m. Contact Shirley Anderson
Click here for photo of the Area meeting held on Wed. 15th October
Otago Area Club Meetings:
Next Area day:
Saturday 11th June
1:15. at 33A Lanark Street, Mosgiel Contact phone 484 7488  All Welcome.
Taieri Club - Contact person Margaret Smith (meeting venues to be confirmed) Tel. 03 4847488 or 027 2016888
Passap Club Roving homes: Contact Val Payne 488 3511.  4th Monday 7.30pm
Passap Beginners: Held at Val Payne's 21 Watson Street, Green Island
Day & times set at meetings. Ph: 488 3511
Passap Electronic:  Time and place set at meetings. Contact Val Payne 488 3511

Area Contact: Margaret Smith
Next Edenview weekend is booked in for
Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th June.
Come along and stay for all the weekend or just come for some of the time.
Cost is $12 per day whether you stay or just come for the day.
If you don’t want to bring your knitting machine then come along with sewing up or some other craft & join in the fellowship.

Invercargill Machine Knitters Club
Monthly meeting - 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
For further information contact Diana Alexander evenings 03 2304036
New members welcome

Eastern Southland Machine Knitters Club meets the 4th Thursday
evening of every month at the Hokonui Fellowship meeting room
in Redmond Street, Gore, at 8pm during daylight saving hours and
at 7.30pm during normal time. 
Contact Rosemary Pettersson Tel. 03 208 4489

Area Contact: Anne Baxter
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Manawatu  Oct  2015 Newsletter Mittens pattern

Tentative Dates for Area Days 2016 May 28,  August 13,  November 5
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
Enquiries: please contact Beulah Farland Tel. 06 355 5725
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