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New Zealand Machine Knitters' Society Inc.
 

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Speedknit 2013 Festival

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"Exploring Knit-Weave"

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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.

 

Visiting from overseas, and would like to meet with
fellow knitters?

Contact:  (2013 - 2014)
National President - Jo Johnson
North Island Vice President - Rex Parker

South Island Vice President - Margaret Smith
National Secretary - Janet Stuart
National Treasurer - Rex Parker
Website Co-ordinator - Ann Cooper
Newsletter Editor - Katrina Bush
Liaison Officer - Janet Stuart

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To submit content for our Quarterly Newsletter please email newsletter@nzmks.org.nz
(patterns, recipes, articles etc. all welcome)

Link to Public Holidays NZ 2014

Would you like to know more, or wish to join? Click on the Contact email for your area shown below
Area Meetings & Details:

Area:

Newsletter:

 Dates & Venues:

Northland

 

Councillor/Delegates for 2013/2014  Rose Walker and Corrine Ward
Secretary: Rose Walker    Treasurer: Doreen Foster

2nd August,   27th September,  15th November  2014
Our AGM is on the 14th March 2015
 
All workshops this year will be held  at Evelyn Ashby's home at 5 Kennedy Street, Opua.
Any machine knitting members or persons interested in knitting are very welcome to join our friendly group.

NZMKS knitters from other areas are most welcome. Local visitors will be made welcome also.
Please contact our area if you intend to visit as some dates or venues could change

Auckland

 

Auckland Area Workshops:
2014 Dates

Sat. 16th August
Thursday 20th November

Venue: Kelston Community Centre
126 Awaroa Road, Glendene

Doors open 9:30am – cuppa available
Workshops: 10am – 2pm
Bring own lunch (tea & coffee available).
Visitors are welcome to our workshops and local club meetings.
For further information contact:
Katrina Bush: ph: (09) 489 7088 or email  ciao.bb@clear.net.nz

Waikato

 
Waikato Area Workshop Dates are as follows:
July 29th. Tuesday (changed from 30th July)
September 27th.
November (date to be confirmed)
March 21st 2015

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
rfitness@value.net.nz   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:

Sat. 20 September 
Sat. 15 November 
Sat. ?? February 2015 date to be confirmed 
Sat. ?? April 2015 date to be confirmed

Venue: St Enoch's Church 16th Avenue Tauranga 
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 Pauline Williams, 40 Bridgewater Way, Pyes Pa, Tauranga 3112
Ph 07 5788627 email paulownia@kinect.co.nz

East Coast

 
For further information, please contact Mary Staley
Hawkes Bay  
Meeting Dates:
August 2nd meeting in Napier

Sept. 20
meeting in Hastings
Nov. 15
meeting Napier
March 7th 2015 meeting Hastings
April 18th Napier meeting also AGM

Venues:

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 Glenis Dalziel ph 06 8356404,
glenisdalziel@yahoo.co.nz
King Country

 

 

King Country Area
President- Gaye Hall               Ph.   07 878 5969
Secretary- Mairie Forsythe –            06 762 5524
Treasurer – Eilish Hagenson –          06-752 9181
Newsletter Editor – Ena Wilson        07 895 5940

Meeting Dates:
2014

August 16th          Gaye Hall Kopaki
September 27th   Eilish Hagenson  Mokau
November 8th      Ena Wilson Taumarunui.
 
Dates for 2015
February 8th   Mairie Forsyth  Whangamomona
April  11th          Okhukura Hall  A G M. (changed from 4th April)
May 16th        Nell Tarrant  Taumarunui
 
All Officers, phone nos. and addresses remain the same.

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 (Dates to be advised)

Taumarunui Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Arts Centre, Hakaaha Street., Taumarunui
Contact Gaye Hall  07 878 5969

Ohura club 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 No’s, everyone is most welcome.

Taranaki

 

Taranaki Area dates for 2013:

The Knit In dates for the year are:
Sept 13th  in Waitara
Nov 8th  in Hawera
Feb 14th 2015  In Stratford
April 11th  in New Plymouth


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
  
Hawera club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening.
Contact Jennifer Dudley 06 278 8328 or Val Scown 06 273 4018
  
Stratford club meet on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month.
Because the Sunday afternoon meetings have been so well received these will continue.
The Wednesday evening meetings are discontinued.
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352 or Judy Shaw 06 765 6246  

Waitara club meet 4th Tuesday afternoon contact Carol Hancock 06 754 8702 or Eileen Cooper 06 754 8509

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

See below under Special Events for Eltham Workshop Weekends

Wairarapa


 
Teach-ins are as follows for this year:
(
to be advised)

The 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 10.am, pot luck lunch and finish with a cup of tea at approx 3pm.

Wellington

 
Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre

Marlborough

 

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

Canterbury

 

Our Area workshop days for 2014 (all Sat.s) are -  
August 9th and November 1st.
They are held in the Reece Room in the car park of the Chapel Street Methodist church,
Cnr of Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui, 10.15 am to 3pm. Shared finger food lunch.

Contacts:
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 The Disabled Persons Centre Worcester Street, Christchurch 7.30- 9pm Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines.  Enquiries: Jean Knott Secretary

South Canterbury

 
Area Meetings:
August     13.
October   15.
2015
February   11.
April           8.   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Meetings are held in the Trinity Hall, Cnr Church Street and Avenue Road, Timaru
commencing with morning tea at 10 a.m. Pot lunch to be pooled

Otago

 
Area Days to be held at Margaret Smith’s home, 33A Lanark Street, Mosgiel
on 9th August and 11th October at 1 p.m.
All interested welcome  
Contact phone Margaret 03 4847488 or Alma 03 4847554


Otago Area Club Meetings:

Taieri Club - Contact person Margaret Smith, (meeting venues to be confirmed)
Tel. 03 4847488 or 027 2016888

Toyota Club— Held at Geraldine McLennan’s - 21 London Street Dunedin
2nd Monday  afternoon  Contact – Mary Crawford  - 489 4401

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

Southland

 

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

Manawatu

May 2014
Newsletter

Dates for Area Days/Teach–In’s 2014:
August 23,   November 8

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

Nelson

 

Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper

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Special Events & Area Contacts:
(for further details, contact Area Representative as listed below)

Area:

Contact email:

Special events:

 

Northland

Rose Walker

   

Auckland

Katrina Bush

   

Waikato

Rose Fitness

 
 

Bay of Plenty

Pauline Williams

 

 

East Coast

Mary Staley

   

Hawkes Bay

Helen Agnew

   

King Country

Gaye Hall

 

 

Taranaki

Janet Stuart

The Eltham Workshop Weekends held at the Presbyterian Camp site in Eltham, are from Friday to Sunday. 
These weekends are
subsidised to all NZMKS Inc. members  and make a very cheap weekend of learning, knitting, challenging yourself and socializing. $55.00 including meals.

Dates are:
Aug 15th 16th 17th
Oct 17th 18th 19th
Mar 2015 13th 14th 15th

Linen Hire $15.00 per weekend for sheets, pillow, towel, and duvet.
Wifi available

Contact Janet Stuart 06 755 2087 for details

Wairarapa

Pat Moran

   

Wellington

To be advised

   

Marlborough

Marilyn Hagen

 

 

Canterbury

Helen Angus

 

 

South Canterbury

Shirley Anderson

   

Otago

Margaret Smith

   
Southland Anne Baxter

 

 
Manawatu Beulah Farland

15th - 19th July NZMKS National Festival

Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November
KNIT-IN(g) at El Rancho, Waikanae
See Manawatu Newsletter for details or enquire



Nelson Ann Cooper  

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Forthcoming other Events (non-NZMKS)
Enquire locally for full details

   

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Links to photographic web pages from previous NZMKS Festivals & functions:

Photos from Taranaki Festival 2010
Photos from Southland Festival 2011
Photos from Canterbury Festival 2012
Photos from Tauranga Festival 2013
24 Sep 2012 photos from Katrina Bush
Camp Columba 2013 photos from Alma Blaikie


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)
YarnTraders
Hallblacks Natural Wool Products

Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum Nottingham UK
Maggi Bloice's Knitting Machine Museum Brittany, France

Links to KiwiKnitters Email Group     OzMkers Email Group   Victorian Machine Knitters' Association

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