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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
Area Dates & Venues:

Contact person is Rose Walker Home: 09 4067084

Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year.

March 2016 20th.
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:
February 20th
April 16th AGM
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:
March 19th  2016
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:
Saturday 20th Feb 2016. - Owners & Trainers Lounge, Rotorua Racecourse
Saturday 16th April - St Enochs Church Hall, 16th Av, Tauranga - AGM

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:
March 5th 2016 Napier
April 16th A G M Hastings.
Hastings: St Mark's, Park Road. Napier: Napier Community Hall, Tait Drive Greenmeadows East.
If you are visiting our Area and would like to join us, we would be delighted to see you.
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are supplied. Mornings start 9.30am finish 12.30pm
Contact Alice Lumb ph 06 8447517 Email:
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:
Apr 2nd (not the 9th.)  Okahakura Hall Taumarunui A G M
May 14th Barbara Kilgour Poa Road, Aria

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:
Feb 20th 2016 New Plymouth Disabled Citizen Rooms (please note change of date from 13th Feb.)
March 18th 19th 20th Eltham Workshop Weekend*
April 9th AGM at Waitara Senior Citizen Hall

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:
April 22nd - 25th - 4 days - ANZAC Weekend
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
Hawera club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening.
Contact Val Scown 06 273 4018
Stratford club meet on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352 or Judy Shaw 06 765 6246 

Waitara club meet 4th Tuesday 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.

Our Canterbury Area workshop days for 2015 are (all Saturdays)
(please advise)
The venue is as before:
The Reece room of the Chapel Street Methodist Church
(Cnr Harewood Road and Chapel Street), time 10.15am- 3pm.
Shared finger food lunch .The church is going to be demolished
and rebuilt next year but that will not affect the separate Reece Room
although the amount of parking on site will be reduced but there is
plenty of on-street parking.

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:
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:
13th February at Margaret Smith’s home.

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

Our Southland AGM is at Hedgehope on Saturday 12th March starting at 9.30 am with a cup of tea

Invercargill Machine Knitters Club
(see 50th Anniversary announcement below:)
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

Invercargill Machine Knitters Club
will be celebrating the club's 50th Anniversary on March 16th 2016   
Past and present members keep this date free.
Come and make it an unforgettable day. 
Meet up with old friends and enjoy the memories and special moments of the past years.        
Enquiries to :Sharon McEwan - Ph. 03 230 4543 or Email:

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Manawatu  Oct  2015 Newsletter Mittens pattern

This notice is to inform you that on the
13th February 2016 we will be having a day
with Carol Watson from Southland, at the St John’s Hall, Feilding.
As usual we will start at 9.30 with a cup of tea/coffee. Bring your own lunch.
We will be having a raffle.  Tickets will be $2 or 3 for $5.
The charge for the day will be $15 for non members.
It would be helpful if you could reply with your intent to

Tentative Dates for Area Days 2016
April 2,  May 28,  August 13,  November 5
Workshop With Carol Watson - Saturday 13th February, 2016.
(This date is yet to be confirmed and will be a whole day workshop)

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
Celebration 50 Years
New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society Inc.