Knitters Guild NSW

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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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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

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...

New Workshops 2019

Don't miss out on booking these newly released workshops.         Click on an image to be taken to Try Booking.  

FibreFest 2019 Shawl & Cowl

This year we are particularly excited to share 2 FibreFest patterns with you.    That's right! This year we have both a knit AND a crochet pattern. Two talented designers have been working hard to bring you a choice for this year's FibreFest.   Debra Kinsey Knits presents the...

FibreFest 2019

FibreFest Tote Bag Introducing the limited edition FibreFest 2019 Tote Bag. Preorder and collect on the day to guarantee your bag.       Workshops   The workshops have just been released -  FibreFest 2019 Workshops Book quickly to avoid...

World Wide Knit In Public Day 2019

        This year World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 8.  Guild groups are holding various events around the state. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view...

Current Executive

2019 Committee 2


We are conscious of our responsibility to live up to our inclusivity principles by providing a safe and welcoming environment for all knitters and crocheters. But fostering an inclusive community requires us to be firm about the types of behaviour that we will not tolerate. The disciplinary procedures in our constitution give us the power to act when individual or retail members undermine the principles and interests of the Guild.

If you are subject to, or witness any kind of discrimination in a guild environment you can approach any member of the executive to discuss your concerns in confidence.

However we know that there is a spectrum of behaviours that would fall short of these disciplinary actions, and that speaking up about discrimination comes with its own emotional and psychological costs. So, we’d like to hear from you about what factors have empowered you to raise issues of discrimination within any community space, and equally what factors have discouraged you from raising these issues?