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UK Knitting, Sewing and Crafts

Long Buckby Machine Knitters One of the best machine knitting club sites in the UK. The site is kept up to date and has plenty to read including hints and tips, free patterns, photographs and links to other clubs in the UK.
West Bridgford Embroiderers' Guild My local branch of the UK Embroiderer's Guild.
East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers' Guild My local region of the UK Embroiderer's Guild.
Rare Bird Liz Welch is the most amazingly creative person I know. She works with Friendly Plastic, and is a true master of this material, writing books, making DVD's and teaching workshops to pass on her vast knowledge.
Rarelizzie's Blog Liz Welch's blog - for all things Friendly Plastic.
The Nottingham DOT Group "Designs On Textiles" is a small group (currently 8 members) who use the computer as a design tool for their textile work.
I am a member of this group.
Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum A local independent museum, it's collections and displays illustrate the story of framework knitting, from its inception to obsolescence, and its demonstrators help keep the craft alive today. Since early 2012 the shop has become known as The Textile Emporium selling mainly textile and knitted crafts from Local Makers including myself. It is well worth a visit.
Metropolitan Set in rural Cheshire, Metropolitan has everything for the machine knitter. They stock all makes of machines, accessories, spares, patterns and yarns. They run many varied courses, both on the premises and by post, do repairs and sell by mail order to the whole world. I also teach Overlocking and Wire jewellery courses there.
Coles Sewing Centre Coles Sewing Centre (formerly Husqvarna) sewing machine dealership in Nottingham.
Stef Francis Stef hand dyes yarns and gimp for use in Tasselmaking and has excellent pictures on her Website.
Posh Frocks Posh Frocks by Ann Brown, Hampshire, England
Priory Knits A Machine Knitting Club in Hastings, England
Undy Yarncrafts Supplies and Accessories for all YarnCrafts and FibreArts. Domestic Knitting Machine Specialists.
Uppingham Yarns All types of industrial, specialist, exotic, unusual & standard yarns & wools for machine knitting, hand knitting & weaving, for home knitters, designers, colleges & students.
Artika Designs Linda Jackson is a textile and fibrecraft designer, her website include designs for cross stitch and needlepoint, hand knitting and machine knitting.
Tefal The Tefal Products page, click on irons. I have an 8360.
Clair Crowston Machine Knitwear Designer based in North Lincolnshire UK
The Toft Alpaca Shop On-Line Farm Shop in Warwickshire UK selling yarns, fleeces, kits, garments and many other Alpaca related items

The Guild of Machine Knitters

The Guild Of Machine Knitters LogoAims: To increase awareness of machine knitting as a craft, to provide help and encouragement to all knitters, to encourage and maintain a high standard of craftsmanship, to encourage young people to take up the craft, to foster these aims by the award of certificates, to organise Guild shows and exhibitions, to liaise with manufacturers and suppliers, to foster links between UK knitters and those overseas and to promote greater media awareness. The Guild also have an excellent Yahoo Group for members to send emails and upload files and images.
Website: http://www.guild-mach-knit.org.uk
Contact: Elizabeth Sewart
Tel: 01954 719359
Email: membership@guild-mach-knit.org.uk

Scottish Machine Knitters

www.scottishmachineknitters.org.uk
The Scottish Machine Knitters Association has been established for over twenty years. They have an excellent reputation for organising professional workshops and shows and attend the larger exhibitions throughout Scotland.

WWW Knitting & Sewing

Ileen's Needle Nook Home of Design-A-Pattern Charting Programs
Northtipton Creations Northtipton Creations is a small crafter's studio located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Although they cater especially to Machine Knitters, they also carry products that may be used by hobbyists in other areas as well. Also Patterns, Tips, Ideas from Roz Porter and some useful links to other sites.
MKAV The Machine Knitters of Victoria Association. Promoting the craft of Machine Knitting in Australia.
Machine-Knit.com Terri Hagerty's site has a wealth of information for the Machine Knitter worldwide. You can find the pattern for the 'Tiny Teal Sweater' here too. 

Breadmaking

Robert Barnett's Bread Machine Digest This website has lots of information on Bread Machines and pages of tried and tested recipes.
You can also join the Bread Machine List from there.

Other

British Origami Society Origami is one of my interests and this is the website of the British Origami Society
The International Guild of Knot Tyers The International Guild of Knot Tyers
The Dot Group See above. You can see some of our work on our Google+ page
   

 

 
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