Knitters Guild NSW

Guild AGM 19th September

Knitters Guild NSW

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.

Nearly 1,000 members have the opportunity to attend local group meetings held in 26 groups across the state, and attend 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.

A culture of creativity is what binds members of the Knitters’ Guild together. Creativity is inclusive of all cultures and beliefs, and it is these voices of difference that strengthen an organisation such as the Guild. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone from all backgrounds and cultures are most welcome to meet together to share their different skills and experiences.

To find out more about us, please explore the site. We look forward to welcoming you to the Guild.

What We Do

Our Features



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

Introducing A Good Yarn

  Our Guild magazine now has its very own name - A Good Yarn. Congratulations to Blue Mountains member Sharon Holstein for her winning suggestion, voted number 1 by members from over 70 entries.    Thank you so much to Guild Retail Members The Australian Wool...

Enjoying Yarn While Social Distancing

While Guild groups are no longer meeting in person, there are many other ways to share our love for the craft online.   1. Crochet a toy This pattern is available at Joyce Overheul's Ravelry Store Become acquainted with a crocheted corona rather than the real thing. Can also be used as...

Vote for a New Magazine Name

What's in a name?     Have your say about the name for our magazine.  Click on the link to see the options.

FibreFest 2020

Announcing FibreFest 2020!  

FibreFest 2019 Workshops

These are the workshops that will be running during FibreFest 2019. SO many to choose from....  Morning, afternoon, all day.  Take your pick! As always, bookings are made through Trybooking. Just click on a link to make your booking.   Morning 9.00 am - 12.00 pm - Crochet a...

Current Executive



Knitters' Guild meeting resumption


Some groups have begun to meet again in person under strict Covid-safe conditions.  Please check with your local group as to their current arrangements.

Annual General Meeting - 19th September, 2020


NOTICE is hereby given that the postponed Thirty Fourth Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 9 September 2020 at 11.00 am in the Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Click here to download the full notice.

Nomination forms for the Guild Executive can be found in the Members Area.

Cruising for a holiday?


 Guild Cruise 2020

We're very sad to announce that FibreFest 2020 will no longer go ahead.

Sacred Spaces have, quite understandably, cancelled all bookings at their Convent in Singleton for the foreseeable future.  The stallholders have been informed and will of course be receiving full refunds.

This is not a quick and easy event to organise so we must thank Sharon Holstein who has already committed many hours to ensuring that this year's festival would be a success.  

We hope to be back in October 2021 and will endeavour to make the festival the biggest and best so far. 

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