2017 VICTORIAN EVENTS
Fourth Mondays Knitting at Federation Square sessions. These session are under review by Federation Square but sessions are likely to be on the fourth Monday of each month from 12pm – 2pm in the Atrium at Fed Square. Check back for 2017 dates.
18-23 March Grampians Texture workshops, Halls Gap. The program of workshops is on their website, but you need to book early.
Sunday 21 May The Guild’s annual Yarn and Craft Market to be held at the Coburg Town Hall, from 10am-3pm. (Check in on our blog for details and stall holder lists) This is a big event for the Guild and for the stallholders we love to support who are all small yarn producers and indie dyers from around Victoria. Don’t miss it. You can also get raffle tickets for the Guild’s handmade blanket and other prizes.
10 June World Knit in Public Day. The Guild organises an activity to celebrate knitting craft on WWKIPD. In 2014, 2015 and 2016 members and friends boarded a train, knitted for the journey and had lunch at their destination. Check back for details about the 2017 adventure.
2 June – 27 August Scarf Festival at the National Wool Museum (NWM), Geelong. The 2017 theme is Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond. Entries open Monday 6 February and close Sunday 30 April.
27-30 July – Quilt and Craft Fair at Melbourne Exhibition Centre – South Wharf. The guild will probably have a stall at the Fair, so drop by and say hello. Raffle tickets for the Guild’s handmade blanket will be for sale.
7-8 August – Sheepvention Hamilton
8-10 September – The Craft Sessions Retreat. This is a weekend retreat in the Yarra Valley with workshops on a variety of crafts including knitting. It is organised by a collective of keen makers. The retreat’s workshops will be posted in early April and registration will open in late April and sell out very quickly.
23 September -3 October Royal Melbourne Show. The craft pavillion usually has some knitting that is worth a look.
29 September Date TBC– Black & Coloured Sheep Day, Cranbourne.
18-19 November – The Lilydale Show. The Guild may have a stall at this show, so stop by and say hello.
2017 Guild Sit & Knit Gatherings at Ross House
The Guild holds Sit and Knit gatherings for member’s at Ross House on the first Sunday of the month excepting December and January. The Guild’s library is open and most meetings include a technique demonstration given by a Guild member.
January 9th, 11th and 13th – Knitting Summer School at Ross House. There will be 2 classes per day of 3 hours each, from 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm. The classes will be taken by members of the Guild who each have many years of knitting experience. See the blog for details.
February 5 – Sunday Sit and Knit 1 – 5 pm on level 4 at Ross House – Join us for the first Sit and Knit for 2017 and show off your holiday knitting. There is no demonstration at this meeting.
March 5 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. There will be no demonstration at this meeting because we have a guest speaker.
April 2 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Maggie on Thrums.
May 7 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Susan on Pinterest and Ravelry
June 4 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Carol on Double Knitting.
July 2 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Nola (Summer School presenter) on the Magi Loop.
August 6 – Annual General Meeting from 1.30 pm followed by the Sit and Knit from 2pm at Ross House. The Guild’s annual raffle will be drawn at this meeting, winners will be notified. The demonstration will be given by Rose on Reading Crochet Charts.
September 3 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Barbara (Summer School presenter) on Fairisle.
October 1 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House. The demonstration will be given by Cath on the Turkish Cast-on.
November 5 – Sunday Sit and Knit from 1pm at Ross House with the Creative Design Competition. The winner receives a generous prize donated by Morris & Sons. There will be no demonstration at this meeting to make time for the judging of the design competition.
December 3 – A final get together at The Pavilion from 12 midday, with a Knitters Kris Kringle gift exchange. There is no demonstration at this meeting.