Slipknot

Journal of the Knitting & Crochet Guild

Slipknot is the quarterly journal by members for members, packed with information, events, articles, contacts and letters. It is a key benefit for members and each issue is eagerly awaited.

Do consider writing about something for Slipknot, contributions are welcome from all members. Think about what you have enjoyed in the journal, and things you would like to see but haven't appeared before. There are some detailed guidelines which you can download here. The Slipknot team are always happy to advise and review ideas.

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Copies of all issues of Slipknot are held at Britannia Mill - another reason to visit to see over 40 years of the Guild's own publication.

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Our copy deadline for the June 2021 issue is 31 March 2021.

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Slipknot 172 - September 2021

Features

  • And finally
  • A new world for knitters
  • A Yorkshire Stars Pinball
  • Book reviews
  • Creative Lives
  • Did you know?
  • Jean Moss
  • Knitting machine accessories
  • Shetland lace
  • Street Art
  • The Big Knit in Huddersfield
  • The changing life of a designer
  • What to do with a hank of hand-dyed loveliness
  • World Wide Knit in Public Day

The Guild

  • Bedfordshire branch Regional Day
  • Branch reports
  • Contributions to Slipknot
  • Copyright reminder
  • Directors and post-holders
  • From the Editor
  • Message from the Board
  • KCG Lottery


Slipknot 171 - June 2021

Features

  • A garden for life
  • Are you sitting comfortably?
  • Artful knitting
  • Book Reviews
  • Did you know?
  • Highland Threads
  • Knitted underwear
  • Patterning on a knitting machine
  • Shared aims
  • Sue Blacker, 1951–2021
  • Using wire on your knitting machine
  • Visual design approaches on machines
  • V-stitch mini shopping bag
  • Your memories of Patricia Roberts

The Guild

  • 200 Club
  • Branch reports
  • Contributions to Slipknot
  • Directors and post-holders
  • From the Editor
  • Message from the Board
  • The Guild on social media
  • Un-Convention 2021


Slipknot 170 - March 2021

Features

  • A Knitted Christmas tree
  • A knitter’s story
  • Alive and kicking: the sequel
  • A nymph in spring
  • Book Reviews
  • Buying a knitting machine
  • Designing in flow
  • Did you know?
  • Endless ends
  • In memory of Patricia Roberts
  • Knitting History Forum AGM and
  • Conference
  • Lockdown gansey squares
  • Lockdown projects
  • LYS in Berwick upon Tweed
  • Machine knitted woven felt
  • Notes from the edge
  • The demise of Denman
  • There’s always something new to learn
  • Woven in Kirklees – nominations

The Guild

  • 200 Club
  • Branch reports
  • Contributions to Slipknot
  • Directors and post-holders
  • From the Editor
  • Message from the Board
  • Speakers List
  • Volunteer for the Guild
  • What do you do with Slipknot?


Slipknot 169 - December 2020

Features

1920s patterns in the Collection

Alive and Kicking

A series of Un-Conventional yarns

A stitch with a story

Book reviews

Coronavirus craft groups

Did you know?

Fair Isle felting

Family threads

Introducing… Desiree Jeans

Knitting the Herring

Lockdown projects

Making a video for UnConvention 2020

Nordwand mittens

The art of gift-giving

Woven in Kirklees

The Guild

200 Club

Branch reports

Contributions to Slipknot

Directors and post-holders

Easyfundraising

From the Editor

Message from the Board

The Guild on the Net

Cover image is of seasonal table mats, knitted by Margaret Grinter

Slipknot 165 - December 2019

Contents

Features

  • A knitwear designer’s life
  • Blocks and Crosses scarf
  • CXII
  • Book reviews
  • Did you know?
  • Freeform crochet
  • Garter stitch: ‘To infinity and beyond’
  • Goodbye – and hello!
  • Hooked Worlds
  • Juliet Fairfax Blake (1934–2019)
  • Miss Frances Lambert, knitting and crochet pioneer
  • Oo, mak and yak, stravaiging in Zetland
  • Recycling to aid work
  • Researching the Collection
  • Rule Britannia!
  • What’s on – Winter 2019/20
  • The Guild

    • 200 Club
    • Branch reports
    • Contributions to Slipknot
    • Directors and post-holders
    • Easyfundraising
    • From the Editor
    • Message from the Board
    • New branches
    • The Guild on the Net

    Slipknot 164 - September 2019

    Contents

    Features

    • A blanket for Max
    • A life on the ocean waves
    • A little strand of history
    • A textile visit to Leicester
    • Bedfordshire Regional Day 4 May 2019
    • Book reviews
    • Challenge and achievement – running a machine knitting club
    • Crocheted seagulls exhibition at Wonderwool Wales 2019
    • Did you know?
    • It’s a small world
    • Louisa Harding, our new Patron
    • Machine Knitting – knit-weave
    • Oxford Regional Day 18 May 2019
    • Oxford Regional Day – inspiration for design
    • Stressed out? Knitting as the tonic for a modern age (Part 1)
    • Wool @ J13
    • What’s on – Autumn 2019

    The Guild

    • 200 Club
    • Branch reports
    • Contributions to Slipknot
    • Directors and post-holders
    • From the Editor
    • Heritage Lottery funds for KCG
    • Message from the Board
    • New branches
    • Official opening of the KCG Collection
    • Snapshots of the Convention weekend
    • Tributes to two hard-working Board members
    • The Guild on the Net

    Slipknot 163 - June 2019

    Features

    • A magical mystery tour
    • Adventures in Tunisian crochet
    • Among these dark satanic mills…
    • Book reviews
    • Cables – classic and timeless
    • Continental knitting on the Indian subcontinent
    • Did you know?
    • Filet crochet pincushion
    • Machine knitting explained
    • Musings on (de-)stashing and colour
    • Richard Rutt remembered
    • Travel knitting
    • What’s on – Summer 2019

    The Guild

    • Branch reports
    • Contributions to Slipknot
    • Directors and post-holders
    • Easyfundraising
    • From the Editor
    • Message from the Board
    • New Branches

    Slipknot 162 - March 2019

    Contents

    Features

    • A knitter on holiday in Tallinn
    • A Rainbow Jumper pattern
    • Book reviews
    • Did you know?
    • Grasping the (D) nettle
    • How to make a cute little bunny
    • How to make a Tunisian wave
    • Internationalisation of knitting
    • Japanese whimsy
    • Knitting in Sydney, Australia
    • More Traveller’s Tales
    • The Brown Betty teapot
    • The most Popular Pattern ever published
    • What’s on – Spring 2019

    The Guild

    • 200 Club 29
    • An introduction to new (co-opted)Board member Linda Curry
    • Branch reports
    • Contributions to Slipknot
    • Convention booking form
    • Directors and post-holders
    • Farewell
    • From the Editor
    • KCG Oxford Regional Day
    • Message from the Board
    • New (and old) Branches

    Slipknot 157 - December 2017 - Cover photo - Emma Vining's Diamond Kites sweater by kind permission of The Knitter Magazine, pub. Intermediate Media. See page 20.

    Slipknot 156 - September 2017 - Cover photo - A Tam O' Shanter from our Sheffield Branch

    Slipknot 155 - June 2017 - Cover photo - Yarn: Britsock Indian Summer by The Knitting Goddess available from Brityarn.co.uk. Image courtesy of The Knitting Goddess.

    Slipknot 154 - March 2017 - Cover photo - Sally Magill's Little Birds Wall Hanging - see page 21

    Slipknot 153 - December 2016 - Cover photo - Robin designed by Sue Stratford. The pattern is available in the members area of the Guild website. Sue's book "A bird in the hand" was published recently.

    Slipknot 152 - September 2016 - Cover photo - one of the garments made by Chloe Woodman, University of South Wales, seen at Graduate Fashion Week 2016 - Photo courtesy of Emma Vining


    Slipknot 151 - June 2016 - Cover photo - Liz Smedley's mohair mix with white cotton hairpin crochet & beads - See P22


    Slipknot 150 - March 2016 - Cover picture - Flowers for Memories

    Read Sheila Metcalfe's article on page 13.

    Slipknot 149 December 2015 - cover photo - The final squares in the Yarn Story competition, courtesy of Juliet Bernard - see article on page 7

    Contents

    • A Knitter's Journey - a 40th Anniversary Project
    • Anny Blatt and Stitchcraft
    • Appeal for bunting for Guild displays
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Continental knitting workshop at Toft Alpaca, Warwickshire
    • Did you know?
    • Have you ever tried a "Knitting Retreat"?
    • In the Footsteps of Sheep
    • In the Loop 4
    • Issue 150
    • Knitted squares
    • Message from the Board
    • Mini Christmas stockings
    • Proper Woolly
    • Shetland Wool week the easy way
    • Successful sociable crochet project
    • The Guild 1891 lace sampler: pattern 36 - antlers and large eyelets
    • The Healthy Eating Rug
    • Wartime knitting
    • Yarn Stories competition

    Slipknot 148 September 2015 - Cover photo - Sleeve detail from the Aberteifi cardigan - see Did you know? on page 18

    Contents

    • 2015 AGM report
    • £1 coin purse
    • Anny Blatt
    • A machine knitter's perspective
    • Bedfordshire Branch Regional Open Day
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Can you help?
    • Celebrating Kaffe
    • Did you know?
    • Helping the trawlers
    • I Knit Fandango
    • Knitting event in the Wiltshire/Somerset/Dorset border
    • Looking for somewhere to donate your surplus yarn (and needles)?
    • Members' achievements
    • Message from the Board
    • Review of the 2015 Convention
    • Shetland visit
    • The National Federation of WIs/Kingston Design Knitwear project
    • Wedding preparations
    • Wraps per inch (or WPI) tools

    Slipknot 147 June 2015 - Cover picture - Irish crochet bag from the Guild Collection, courtesy Emma Vining - see London branch report on page 26.

    Contents

    • Branch reports
    • Crocheted friendship panel
    • Daisy card
    • Did you know?
    • Does anyone remember Enid Blyton's campaign for knitted squares
    • Guild 1891 Lace Sampler Pattern 5 - Little Flowers
    • Guild 1891 Lace Sampler Pattern 10 - Little Spinners
    • Guild competition 2015 - Afternoon Tea
    • Guild patterns on Ravelry
    • KHF/KCG visits to Clothworkers' Centre
    • Lee Mills Open Day
    • Members in print
    • Message from the Board
    • Mrs George Cupples
    • New branch in Bath
    • News from Slipknot
    • The Guild on Facebook
    • The Transitions Conference 26-27th November 2014
    • Too many books
    • Two Worcestershire Second World War knitting parties
    • Vicki Twigg and Twiggstitch
    • What colour is White?
    • Writing for Slipknot
    • Yarn Stories launches Guild-inspired competion


    Slipknot 146 March 2015 - Cover picture - Betty's fuchsia motif, created and photographed by Emma Vining. See Page 22

    Contents

    • A Guild outing
    • Advice to the Victorian yarn buyer
    • And Wendy Poole is setting up a new branch in Cornwall
    • Bedfordshire branch regional open day
    • Betty's fuchsia challenge
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Centenary Stitches exhibition
    • Classifying yarn colours
    • Convention competition 2015
    • Did you know?
    • Greta - a 1930s Lacy Jumper
    • Introducing Hilary
    • Irish crochet
    • Lee Mills open days 2015
    • Message from the Board
    • Scottish members get connected
    • Shetland Wool Week
    • The Butterick Publishing Company
    • The Fife Craft Collaboration 2014
    • The fun of creating
    • The Guild on Facebook
    • Twenty go to Norfolk
    • Using spinners' shade cards
    • What does the average farmer get for his wool?

    Slipknot 145 December 2014 - Cover picture - Crochet snowflake by Sally Magill, to reflect the season.

    Contents

    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • By any other name
    • Crochet sampling
    • Did you know?
    • Fibre East 26-27 July 2014
    • The Gansey Symposium at Sheringham Museum
    • A happy event?
    • KA knitting needles
    • Kaffe Fassett 50 years in colour exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery
    • Knitted Knockers UK
    • Knitters Circle News
    • Knitting at the Brighton Mini Maker Faire
    • Knitting weekend in Sheringham 9-11 January 2015
    • Letter to the Secretary
    • Message from the Board
    • "Oh GreyT Granny"!
    • Sampler pattern 58: Hanging cones
    • Sewing in threads
    • Shetland Sojourn
    • Twist again
    • A unique gem from the collection
    • Working with beads

    Slipknot 144 September 2014 - Cover picture - Knitted cacti in the Guild collection, courtesy of Barbara Smith - see Evangeline McNicol's section in the article by the students who used the collection at Lee Mills on page 10.

    Contents

    • AGM minutes
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Catch them young
    • Convention weekend
    • Did you know?
    • Explorations in Scandinavian knitting
    • The Guild's gansey collection
    • Knitted quilts at The Old Post Office, Tintagel
    • Message from the Board
    • The Patons pattern archive
    • Scrapbooks
    • Students at Lee Mills
    • Victorian squares knitting workshop
    • Vintages patterns and modern challenges
    • Ways to donate to the Guild
    • A world of wool - the Expressions arts festival

    Slipknot 143 June 2014 - Cover picture - Child's coat and hat knitted for the film "Tell us of them" from a patterns supplied by the Guild Collection.

    Contents

    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • The Coats archive of garments
    • De stash at the convention
    • Did you know?
    • From the Patons archive: 1965 Aran sweaters
    • Knitting for others
    • Knitting for the troops
    • Making the Scatness tunic
    • Message from the Board
    • The Misses Ryder of Richmond in Yorkshire
    • Shetland Wool Week 2013
    • A stitch garden
    • A tape measure jug?
    • Tell them of us
    • Tudor Merchant's Knitted Cap Workshop
    • Useful aids for easier crafting
    • Where do you see the Guild in 2020?
    • Woolly thoughts from Down Under

    Slipknot 142 March 2014 - Cover picture - Fan and feather patterns created by members at a workshop with Huddersfield Branch

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • A welcome home tablecloth
    • Bedfordshire branch regional open day
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Convention competition - design a lace item
    • Copleys evening charmer
    • Cupolet
    • Did you know
    • Directors and post-holders of Knitting & Crochet Guild
    • Kathleen Kinder - Sampler Pattern 3 - Lacy Ogee
    • Kathleen Kinder - Sampler Pattern 38 - Eyes in the Forest
    • Message from the Board
    • Message from the Editor
    • Social media
    • Sprint before you can crawl
    • Thank you from Wendy
    • The KCG Collection update
    • Wanted Coloured knitting needles

    Slipknot 141 December 2013 - Cover page - Jaeger 2oz Jumper and knitting pattern from the Guild collection.

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • Alexandra Palace Set Up
    • Book Reviews
    • Crochet - Easy Mobius Scarf
    • Crochet Day - New Milton
    • Daily Telegraph Royal Baby Pattern Update
    • Did you know
    • Elenore Riego de la Branchardiere - myth and reality
    • Highland Crafters
    • Knitted 1891 Sampler patterns no. 20, Bricks and cables
    • Message from the editor
    • Mrs Ronaldsons Lace Charts 1 & 2
    • New Huddersfield Branch Report
    • North Knitters Branch Report
    • Pattern for a 2oz Jumper from the Guild collection
    • Poppies
    • Report on Lace Knitting Workshop
    • Shop Review - Be Inspired Fibres, Edinburgh
    • The Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandra Palace
    • The Mary Moons of Hull
    • The Mystery of the Sea Boot Stocking
    • Vogue Knitting
    • Your help requested?

    SlipKnot 140 September 2013 - Cover picture - Royal Baby's Fisherman's Sweater - Read Barbara Smith's Article on Page 15. The front of the pattern is reproduced with permission of the Daily Telegraph.

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • Book Reviews
    • Branch Reports
    • Celebrating 30 Years - Pauline Turner Crochet around the world
    • African Hats
    • Did you know?
    • Helen Jordan's Hairpin Crochet Workshop at the AGM
    • How do you like your shawl?
    • Knitted Garden Scene
    • Lacy Scarf Pattern
    • Message From the board
    • Minutes of the AGM
    • Miss Ronaldson's Charts and Garter Stitch Lace
    • Multi Stranding
    • Pebble Crochet
    • Update RHS Tatton
    • Royal Baby's Fisherman's Sweater
    • The art of the Gansey
    • The Lady's World Fancy Work Book
    • Third time lucky
    • Victorian Lace Day Amendment
    • Wire Works
    • WWKIP Day: We have a winner

    SlipKnot 139 June 2013 - Cover picture - Making a Shawl

    Read Judith Morley's article on page 16.

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • A testament to yooth
    • A Victorian lace workshop
    • Book Reviews
    • Branch Reports
    • Did you know?
    • Favourite makes
    • Fundraiser crochet poppy pattern
    • Hello from Wendy Poole - and thank you from Lesley
    • Knitted 1891 Sampler Patterns : no 26 Faggot Honeycomb
    • Letter to the Editor
    • Making a Shawl
    • Message from the board
    • Needle review - Hiya hiya short bamboo circulars
    • Rare Breeds - A Collection From Blacker Yarns
    • Results of Questionnaire to members in February 2013
    • Sonja Henie - Skating mittens
    • Stitchtopia
    • That Inaugural meeting in 1978
    • The Copley Family
    • The Sewing Box - Wool Shop
    • Wool House

    The Notice for the AGM on 13 July 2013 was sent out with this copy of SlipKnot.

    Slipknot 137 December 2012

    Slipknot 137 - December 2012


    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • 2013 AGM and Convention
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports and changes to local coordinators
    • Can you help find missing 1930s Wendy’s patterns
    • Cholera belts
    • Did you know?
    • In search of missing Shetland lace articles
    • Hand-Knitted Woollen Bathing Suits in the 1930s
    • Happy Christmas and a New Year’s Resolution
    • In the loop 3 report
    • “Inspired to knit” competition
    • Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandra Palace 2012
    • Letters
    • Message from the Board
    • Ruffled flower in crochet
    • So how many dpns DO you need to knit in the round?
    • Woolsack project
    • Yarn shops
    • Yorkshire Wool Week

    Slipknot 136 - September 2012

    Slipknot 136 - September 2012


    Contents

    200 Club 9 A beautiful lace

    Book Reviews

    Branch reports

    Crochet – a captivation and an escape into creativity

    Crocheted friendship bracelet

    Did you know?

    Financial accounts summaries

    Hints for the home

    Horseshoe lace scarf

    How to get involved with your Guild

    The Magic of machine knitting

    Message from the Board

    Minutes of the 34th Annual General Meeting of the Guild

    Online membership

    The Polish Star Stitch

    Sanquhar gloves

    Too many symbols?

    Twilley’s health vests

    Woolsack report

    Yarn shop

    Slipknot 135 - June 2012

    Slipknot 135 - June 2012


    Contents

    • Amendment to Co-ordinator’s list
    • Are you using the best needles for your project?
    • Book reviews
    • Branch reports
    • Collection update
    • Copley’s advice to fashion knitters
    • Dent gloves in the Knitting and Crochet Guild collection
    • Did you know?
    • Elizabeth Forster, designer
    • Filet band
    • Knitting & Stitching Show 11-14 October 2012 at Alexandra Palace
    • Letter to the Editor
    • Message from the Board

    Slipknot 122 - December 2008

    Cover show a small crocheted beret (for a child?), made by contemporary French designer Sophie Digard

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • An Apology
    • Book Reviews
    • Copy dates
    • Designer Inspiration: Rebecca Price meets Emma King
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Did you know?
    • Editorial
    • Family Ties
    • From the Chair
    • Gansey scheme
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild Board
    • Guild Membership & renewal
    • Handknitting techniques – self-shaping edges
    • Helping the Guild
    • I Knit Day, Royal Horticultural Halls, September 6th, 2008
    • Imperial Measure
    • In praise of cones
    • In the Loop, 15-17 July 2008
    • Joan Boardman
    • KCG Trading Ltd.
    • Kit Review
    • Knitted silk stockings in Tudor times
    • Knitting in the news
    • Knitting pattern – Ann’s Angel
    • Lee Mills
    • Notes from the Board
    • Recent Open Days at Lee Mills
    • Peeping into Directors’ Diaries
    • Period garment scheme
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Roses and Castles
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • The Guild at the NEC
    • The Guild Collection & Library
    • The Mysterious Zouave
    • The Ravelry Phenomenon
    • Travels of a Director
    • UFOs: An Observer’s Guide
    • Wanted: willing workers
    • What’s On!
    • Yarn Shops: news and reviews
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 121 - September 2008

    Cover image shows what Frankie Brown has been making with her pile of holes

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • A dyeing delight
    • A lace sampler mitten
    • A volunteer’s view of Woolfest
    • Book Reviews
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Did you know?
    • Editorial
    • Fourche crochet continued
    • Freeform workshops with Prudence Mapstone
    • From the Chair
    • Gansey scheme
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild Membership & renewal Holes
    • Holey thoughts on String Bags Improve your machine knitting! Jack Smirfitt – a personal memory K1 Yarns in Edinburgh
    • KCG Trading Ltd.
    • Knitting in the news
    • Knotting (K)not Knitting
    • Lee Mills
    • Lee Mills Donation
    • More on Marianne Kinzel
    • Necklines ...
    • Notes from the Board
    • Open Days at Lee Mills
    • Period garment scheme
    • Polish gwiazdy
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • Summer Crochet
    • The Guild Collection
    • The Guild Library
    • Thoughts on Cataloguing the Guild Library
    • Try before you knit
    • UKs first Hyperbolic Crochet Reef
    • What can you make with a pile of holes?
    • What’s On!
    • Woolcraft
    • Yarn shop
    • You can’t knit a hole ...
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 120 - June 2008

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • A cautionary tale
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • Advice for the sock knitter
    • An unusual donation in the designer’s centenary year
    • Book Reviews
    • Contrasting cables: a consummate challenge
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Did you know?
    • Do you have any sheep to sell?
    • Editorial
    • From the Chair
    • Gansey scheme
    • Get Knitted: an exhibition Guild Contacts
    • Guild Membership & renewal Hand knitting techniques KCG Trading Ltd.
    • Knitting for others
    • Knitting in the news
    • Lee Mills
    • Making-up: love it or hate it? Mil anys (1000 years)
    • Notes from the Board
    • Nottingham Machine Knit Show
    • Open Day at Lee Mills
    • Other exhibitions
    • Period garment scheme
    • Pin-cushion birds
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Reuse, Recycle!
    • Roly-Poly Knitting
    • Situation vacant
    • Skip North visit on 8 March
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • SlipKnot reaches 30
    • The answer to a puzzle
    • The Guild Collection
    • The Guild Library
    • The Home Front in World War Two
    • The ‘Home Front’ today
    • Thoughts on the cataloguing and classification of knitting patterns
    • Tunisian Double Filet Crochet
    • What’s On!
    • Wonderwool Wales
    • Yarn shop
    • York’s Elizabethan knitting school
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 119 - March 2008

    Contents

    Cover image shows blankets by Carol Deakin and Juliet Blake

    • 200 Club
    • A double-sided crochet stitch Advertisers’ Index & Rates Afghans – why?
    • An eleven-sided shawl
    • A shawl story
    • Book Reviews
    • Deadlines and Themes Design a baby shawl Discounts & Offers
    • Did you know...?
    • Editorial
    • Fair Isle jumper
    • Fourche crochet revisited From the Chair
    • Funding Officer
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild Membership
    • Helping Hands
    • KCG Trading Ltd.
    • Knitting for others
    • Knitting in the news
    • Lee Mills
    • Machine Knitting journals Mary Walker Phillips
    • My yarn shop
    • Notes from the Board
    • On the web
    • Possum yarn
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Sale of surplus Library books
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • Study Days are back
    • The Guild Collection
    • The Guild Library
    • The Guild on Show
    • The Hawkins potted tour of Handframes in Museums
    • The Ten Stitch Blanket
    • 61 Thread Lace stole in machine knitting
    • Tips for knitting in miniature
    • Tunisian crochet workshop
    • What’s On!
    • When is a rectangle not a rectangle?
    • When is a wrap not a wrap?
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 118 - December 2007

    • 200 Club
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • A glimpse of the past
    • A group project
    • Along the Silk Route via London Colney
    • An Open Day at Lee Mills
    • Antique Textiles Fair
    • A Stitch in Time and Ladders
    • Avoiding idleness and bad habits
    • Book Reviews
    • Challenged
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Discussions on Yahoo forum
    • Did you know...?
    • East London Crochet Group Weekend
    • Editorial
    • Fibre art meets oil dependency
    • From the Chair
    • From Woolfest to SlipKnot via the AGM
    • Gansies on display
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Gingerbread House Tour
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild Membership
    • Hand knitting techniques – making charts
    • Knit and Natter Groups
    • Knitted pincushions
    • Knitting in the news
    • Lee Mills
    • Make do and mend
    • Museums
    • Nan’s Mum’s Blanket
    • Notes from the Board
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Roll-me-over Socks
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • The Guild Collection
    • The Guild Library
    • The Guild on Show at Melton Mowbray
    • The joy and frustration of knitting in miniature
    • The Lace Sampler Project: An update
    • Triangle Santas
    • Upsadaisy Bib
    • Victorian Bootees
    • Wanted
    • What’s On!
    • Winchester AGM
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 114 - December 2006

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • AGM Questionnaire
    • A-Level Knitters
    • A Machine Knitter returns
    • Another piece of the jigsaw
    • Antiques Textiles Fair
    • Baby Shawl
    • Carnation thimble holder
    • Competition
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Did you know…?
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Double decreasing and more
    • Editorial
    • From the Chair
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Gr8 Knitting
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild Membership
    • Guild Website
    • Hand and machine knitting: being in charge
    • Handknitting techniques – picking up from the beginning!
    • Horst Schulz 2007
    • How to teach a class of 30
    • It all figures
    • KCG Trading Limited
    • Knitting in the news
    • Lee Mills
    • Melton Mowbray Traditional and Rare Breeds Fair
    • Montse Stanley: her work and legacy
    • New Patrons
    • New Strapline: can you help?
    • Notes from the Board
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Reminiscence Boxes
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • So what do they really do?
    • There is no substitute...?
    • The Thread of Life
    • Unravel
    • Vacancies
    • What’s On!
    • You do not have to sew sleeves to a body
    • Your Letter

    Slipknot 113 - September 2006

    Contents

    • 21st century graph paper
    • 200 Club
    • A blanket of leftovers
    • A crochet loom!
    • Across one crafty century
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • Book Reviews
    • Broomstick crochet turns the corner
    • Crafty Cruise
    • Crazy Crochet Patchwork
    • Crochet Sampler
    • Crochet Shells
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Did you know…?
    • Discounts & Offers
    • Editorial
    • Farewell to the Library
    • From the Chair
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild membership
    • Handknitting techniques – joining pieces
    • Joan’s crocheted afghan
    • KCG Trading Limited
    • Knitters of late Elizabethan Ipswich
    • Knitting in the News
    • Lee Mills – Centre for K&C
    • Mrs Wood’s sister Rosie’s knitted squares
    • Notes from the Board
    • Patchwork
    • Patchwork quadrants and triangles
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Report on Horst Schulz patchwork knitting workshops, April 2006
    • Serendipity
    • Singles thoughts – part 2
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • The Guild Collection
    • The reversible granny square
    • The Vesta – a match for any Glove!
    • Vacancies
    • What’s On!
    • Woolfest 2006
    • Woolly memories of New Zealand
    • Yarn shop
    • Your Letters

    Slipknot 112 - June 2006

    Contents

    • 200 Club
    • A brief explanation of backwards knitting
    • A charitable hosiery enterprise
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • Basic Broomstick
    • Book Reviews
    • Central Coordinator
    • Deadlines and Themes
    • Did you know…?
    • Discounts and Offers
    • Don’t dismiss dyeing!
    • Editorial
    • Executive Committee
    • Exhibitions
    • Fisher ganseys in North Northumberland
    • From the Chair
    • From your Committee
    • Ganseys
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Get paid for knitting!
    • Guild Contacts
    • Guild membership
    • Heels
    • How fast are you?
    • How to choose needles for anonymous yarn
    • In praise of knitting with fine yarns
    • KCG Trading Limited
    • Knitting for others
    • Knitting on the air
    • Lee Mills – Centre for K&C
    • Lee Mills – one visitor’s view
    • Looping the loops – knitting before 1600
    • More discount
    • Obituary
    • Oddments: what do you do with yours?
    • Passion Flowers for ladies
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Pick ‘n’ knit
    • Pili-pala, or Welsh fusion butterfly socks
    • Regional Coordinators & Branches
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Scrunchie Dolls
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • Suppliers’ list
    • Thank heavens!
    • That American thing!
    • To see (y)ourselves
    • Vacancies
    • Visiting the USA?
    • What’s On!
    • Yarn shops
    • Your Letters


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    Slipknot 102 - December 2003

    • Deadlines inside front cover
    • Guild Contacts inside front cover
    • From the Chair
    • Exhibitions Co-ordinator
    • Your Letters
    • Did you know?
    • The Guild on Show
    • Recipe for York
    • Knitting and crochet in the news?
    • Help needed!
    • Discounts and Offers
    • Competitions
    • How are your flowers growing?
    • 200 Club
    • Wool Shops
    • Crochet techniques
    • Machine knitting techniques
    • Book Reviews
    • Collection
    • Lee Mills
    • KCG Trading Limited
    • Fund raising
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Library
    • Study Days
    • Study Day Reports
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • What’s On!
    • Website Directory
    • Executive Committee Meetings
    • Regional Co-ordinators
    • Membership
    • Regional Branches
    • Recruitment
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates

    Theme and General Articles

    • Are you single minded?
    • Some old yarns
    • VK back in the UK
    • Alexandra Palace, October 2003
    • Addicted to sock knitting
    • Nan’s socks
    • Percy’s slippers
    • Banana socks
    • Hints & tips for an Inox Knitting Mill
    • Spinning a yarn
    • Stocking knitting trade
    • Hand knitting techniques
    • Liturgical gloves
    • Design for Knitting Day
    • Did you find Tilda?
    • When is a mitten not a mitten?
    • Are you young?
    • Stitchcraft
    • Lace shawls mystery
    • Unusual items
    • A tale of mutual assistance
    • Knit Kits in the news

    Slipknot 101 - September 2003

    Guild Matters and Regulars

    • From the Chair
    • ~
    • Executive Committee Meetings
    • Your Letters
    • Book Reviews
    • Website Directory
    • Did you know?
    • The Guild on Show
    • Crochet techniques
    • Machine knitting techniques
    • Hand knitting techniques
    • 200 Club
    • Courses
    • What’s On!
    • Farewells & Welcomes
    • Collection report
    • Lee Mills report
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Library report
    • Fund-raising report
    • Study Days
    • Fund-raising quiz answers
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • At your service
    • Indexer
    • Regional Co-ordinators
    • Membership
    • Regional Branches
    • Recruitment
    • Competitions
    • Discounts
    • SlipKnot Contacts
    • Advertisers’ Index & Rates
    • Deadlines
    • Guild Contacts

    General Articles

    • Obituaries
    • The New Guild Afghan
    • The Boar’s Head
    • Celebrity knitter
    • Funky Chunky Scarf
    • Kenya Knitting Workshop
    • The ‘woolpack’ challenge
    • 1st General Meeting 1978
    • Double Filet Crochet: ‘Seascape’
    • Angora Goat Study Day
    • The Knitting & Stitching Shows

    Slipknot 100 - June 2003

    Guild Matters and Regular

    • Guild Contacts inside front cover
    • From the Chair
    • Your Letters
    • Did you know?
    • Exhibitions Co-ordinator
    • Recruitment
    • Logo logic
    • The Guild on Show
    • Crochet techniques
    • Machine knitting techniques
    • Hand knitting techniques
    • What’s On!
    • Collection report
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • Gansey Scheme
    • Library report
    • Fundraising report
    • KCG Trading Limited report
    • 2003 AGM & Silver Jubilee
    • 200 Club
    • Courses
    • Lee Mills Open Day
    • Study Days
    • Website Directory
    • Indexer needed
    • Book Reviews
    • Christmas Card
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Quiz - New Deadline
    • Regional Co-ordinators
    • Membership
    • Regional Branches
    • Competitions
    • Discounts
    • SlipKnot Contacts and Deadline

    Jubilee and General Articles

    • Obituaries
    • The ‘woolpack’ challenge update
    • Knitting together
    • Guess the garment
    • Look at that label
    • Knitted jewellery
    • Stop press on ‘woolpacks’!
    • One black bag = ££s
    • Not just a £10 bag ...
    • Crochet, computers & communication
    • 16 Years On
    • SlipKnot 100, Website 0
    • Congratulations
    • Spinners’ messages
    • Newsletter No. 1
    • Creating form
    • An Arran knitter
    • Pints and needles
    • A founder member’s thoughts
    • Celebrity knitter

    Slipknot 99 - March 2003

    Guild Matters and Regulars

    • Guild Contacts inside front cover
    • From the Chair
    • Your Letters
    • Did You Know?
    • Situations Vacant
    • The Origin of the Woolsack
    • Poster Competition
    • Information required
    • Machine Knitting Techniques
    • The Collection
    • Period Garment Scheme
    • 200 Club
    • The Library
    • Fundraising
    • Lee Mills Report
    • Committee Meetings
    • 2003 AGM & Silver Jubilee
    • Notice to Members
    • Study Days
    • Wool Shops
    • What’s On
    • Book Reviews
    • What is a Cushion
    • Regional Branch Reports
    • Regional Co-ordinators
    • Membership
    • Regional Branches
    • Competitions
    • SlipKnot Contacts and Deadline
    • Classified inside back cover
    • Recruitment inside back cover
    • Website Directory inside back cover

    Theme and General Articles

    • Branch Tree Steals Show
    • The Tale of the Circular Cushion
    • Memories of Mary
    • The Wedding Shawl - Part 1
    • Prince of Knitting
    • Men - by the Wool Shop Lady
    • A King Amongst Knitters
    • And a Boy Who Weaves
    • Captain Burnaby in Orenburg
    • The Sock Machine Man
    • Getting more men knitting
    • Men
    • Miniature Crochet
    • E. Yorks. W.I. Afghan Competition
    • The Committee’s Men
    • Celebrity Knitter: Kaffe Fassett
    • Hand Knitting Techniques
    • Crochet Techniques
    • Stitches East