Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Welcome to the Knitters' Guild NSW


The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

The Knitters' Guild NSW Inc. was established more than 30 years ago to promote and encourage hand knitting and crochet. The Guild provides the opportunity for members to learn both traditional and modern techniques, and to keep up with the latest developments in material developments and knitting and crochet design in Australia and internationally. It also encourages maintenance of high standards in design and technique, and encourages the exhibition of members’ work. We also encourage local dyers and retailers to become retail members of our organisation, which brings benefits to both their business and to our members.

Our 800 members have the opportunity to attend local group meetings, workshops, and classes. They can undertake assessable tasks for certificates, and partake in the many social and educational opportunities offered by the Guild across the state. Knitting and crochet are far from moribund crafts. New techniques and ways of creating fabrics are being developed constantly by designers around the world, and the Guild is in the forefront of these developments, offering classes and workshops in both traditional and modern techniques and skills, and hosting international teachers. To find out more please explore the site.

What We Do

Our Features


The Guild Magazine is available to members. It is packed full of features and comes out every 3 months.

  • Guild news
  • Competitions
  • Patterns
  • Group reports
  • Current events


Other Highlights

The Guild is active in a variety of spheres, from supporting charities, hospitals, and animal shelters with hand-crafted items to exhibiting, showing and judging items in various exhibitions and competitions.


Charity Knitting

Knitted and crocheted garments are always so much in demand and there are a number of charities in Australia who are very happy to receive them.

Free Patterns

Free patterns made available to the Guild.

Useful Links

Links to other knitting and craft sites with patterns, and other useful links such shows and competitions.

Latest News

Sydney Wildlife Possum Pouch Request

  Can you help? Sydney Wildlife Carers are looking for possum pouches for baby possums. Pouches can be either knitted or crocheted, preferably with wool although acrylic is also acceptable. They can be any colour or design with the finished pouch being approx. 25 cm x 18 cm (10 x 7...

2019 First Workshops Released

We are thrilled to release the first of our 2019 workshops. First off is the chance to learn Celtic Cables and knit the gorgeous Lindisfarne Shawl by Lucy Hague, author of Illuminated Knits. Back by popular demand we have Finishing Techniques. And finally another yummy yarn treat with a Yarn...

Meet the Retailer - FeltFine

Introducing one of our Knitters' Guild Retailers.  Come and meet FeltFine at FibreFest. Links from the video Indie dyer Tanya: Fibrefest shawl: Feltfine store:   Find on...

New Workshops - FibreFest and After

Missed out on a workshop at FibreFest?  Good news - a new one has just opened up for booking.        And to help you get over post FibreFest blues.                                                   Cancellation Policy The Guild will issue a full refund for...

Latest FibreFest 2018 Workshops

 Two more workshops have been released as part of FibreFest 2018            

Current Executive



Renewal Time for 2019

Renewal Time has arrived.  You will notice another choice for this year's renewal - a change that will start from 2019 is to offer a paid subscription service for the printed, hard copy version of the magazine.

If you do not have an email address and currently receive a printed copy of the magazine, this will not change, you will not be charged for their magazine.

However, if you have an email address, which currently entitles you to the electronic version of the magazine, you then have the option to pay $24 per year for a printed copy of the magazine delivered to their mailbox.


If you wish to upgrade to having a printed copy of the magazine, as well as the electronic copy, please login and select Upgrade.



 Please finalise renewals by 31/1/2019. 

FibreFest 2018

Thank you everyone for making FibreFest 2018 such a fantastic event.  We hope you enjoyed the chance to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, graze on gorgeous fibre, pick up a pattern, learn something new,  sample some local food, find great accessories...


Breaking News / Save the Date

Camp (Conference) 2019


Planning is underway for Camp 2019.  As we all know, this event is proving to be more and more popular each time it is held.  In response to member feedback, Camp is now evolving into a bi-annual conference.

What does that mean, I hear you ask?  Well, Camp will be held in one central location with a number of options available for accommodation.  Participants will have the ability to choose their accommodation to suit their own style and budget.  However, you won’t have to do any extra leg work, it is anticipated that these options will be available as part of the registration process.  All accommodation options will be connected to the venue by bus.

Of course, all the things we love about Camp will still be included, such as workshops, retail opportunities and the members’ marketplace.  We will also have a conference dinner on the Saturday night with a keynote speaker after dinner.  This will be our international guest.

Who is the guest, I hear you ask?  Well, this knitting celebrity is well known across the globe, has 198 designs on Ravelry and has over 33,000 followers on Instagram.  We are very pleased to announce that Bristol Ivy, from the USA, will be joining us next year.

Now for the details.  Our conference will be held between 12 and 14 July 2019 in Newcastle.  Make sure you put it in your diary so you don’t miss out.

More information about our conference will be made available as it comes to hand.  Meanwhile, there is a team of people organising Camp, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at president@



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