News Desk

As the Guild newsletter is issued only 4 times a year, it isn’t always possible to keep all members up-to-date with what is happening in the Guild. From February 2015 a small news sheet with “bites” of information, and digitally (hence “Bytes”) will be sent out by email on or about the 15th of each month.

You can receive KG Bytes by logging into your account on the website and changing the box “Do you wish to receive other correspondence by email?”  If you haven’t logged in before, details of how to do this are on the front page of the website.

We do hope you enjoy it.  If there is anything you’d like us to include in the next or future issues, please let us know.

It’s a Knitter’s World

The Silver Anniversary Exhibition of the Newcastle Group of the Knitters’ Guild NSW Inc 

will be held on 

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014 

at the


Scots Kirk Hall

 Murray St, Hamilton 

9.30am to 4.00pm

Free entry

Proceeds from our raffle of a beautiful 

hand knitted rug 

will go to 

 Motor Neurone Disease Research

Refreshments available

Disabled access

Knitted goods for sale

For further information contact 

Or Krista on 0249828519

Maitland Beanie Competition

The Maitland Group of the Knitters’ Guild in partnership with Tocal Field Days is hosting a “Country Beanie Competition”.

This is an opportunity to show your creativity and connection to country with a “country” themed beanie.  The beanie can be either knitted or crocheted and can be made with any material.

There are great prizes to be won.  Two winners will be decided by a “People’s Choice” and by a panel of judges.

For the registration form and full guidelines, please click here 

For a free beanie pattern to get you started, click here.

If you have any further queries, please contact Cynthia at

The Newcastle Group will be holding their 25th Anniversary Exhibition "It's a Knitters World" from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014 at the Scots Kirk Hall, Murray Street, Hamilton, Entry is free.

The proceeds from the raffle of a hand-knitted rug will go to Motor Neurone Disease Research. For further info email



A Second Introduction to Lace Knitting (6 hours)

This workshop is now booked out.

 Learn the basics of knitting lace, including reading a chart, provisional cast on, yarn over, different methods of decreasing, knitting on a border and blocking to bring out the best in your lace knitting. Participants should have ample time to complete the class sampler during this workshop

Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Saturday 31st January 2015.  10.00-4.00pm

Members:  $17

Non-Members: $20

Refreshments provided.  Students to provide own lunch.  (There are many cafes within the vicinity of the venue).



Guild Membership now includes access to Wool Inn online discounts

Some retailers offer discounts to Knitters' Guild members, however, for many it means travelling some distance to visit the retailer who may not have enough stock at the time of your visit or spending time on the phone trying to locate a retailer with the product/shade in stock.

Anita Borcherdt, the owner of The Wool Inn at Penrith, has just launched an online store to help address the issues.

When we spoke to Anita she said  "We have loaded the most popular products into our online store and we show the quantity available. The store is updated from the system in our retail shop nightly.

Traditionally we have used mail order to service members geographically displaced from our shop. The member had to trawl through online websites and then phone or email the shop to confirm we had stock of that product/shade. The new online shop allows the member to shop at any time, knowing what products/shades we have in stock. Members can pay using direct deposit, a credit card using Paypal or by posting a cheque/money order and we ship using Australia Post - same day for orders placed before 3:00pm that using Paypal as the payment method."

The Wool Inn has provided the Knitters' Guild  with coupon codes that members can use to redeem their discount as they use the online checkout process. Your regular newsletter will contain the coupon code to use when shopping at



New ratified Guidelines for Group Executives have been posted here along with helpful forms to use to notify the Guild Secretary of who is filling the roles of Convenor, Secretary and Treasurer for Groups for the next year.