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

Latest FibreFest 2018 Workshops

 Two more workshops have been released as part of FibreFest 2018            

Newcastle New Meeting Opened

  For all those people in the Newcastle region (and those who like to travel) who are unable to get to the Newcastle meeting during the week - the Newcastle Group now have another meeting option. So pack your needles, hooks and yarn for the last Saturday of the month.  Still meeting at...

FibreFest Workshops 2018

FibreFest Workshops are out now! Something for every fibre lover. Just click to go our Workshops page.  

Granny Square Flair

Announcing a new workshop - Granny Square Flair with Shelley Husband. Come and take a modern look at the classic granny square.  The workshop includes Shelley's new book.   Your choice of a morning or an afternoon session. Click on a session to be taken to Trybooking.  ...

Fibrefest Shawl Now Live

We are VERY excited to announce that the Fibrefest Shawl is now live! Dominique Trad's amazing pattern will be available for free for the duration of the KAL that starts today in her Ravelry Group: Domknit. Everyone is welcome so come along and knit with us! The FibreFest Shawl 2018 has been...

Current Executive


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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We are now on Instagram.

Check out the Guild's photos on Instagram. @knittersguildnsw




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