Bunbury Machine Knitting Group is a small friendly group with a wealth of skills, who are ready to share and teach this age old craft.
Knitting dates to prehistoric times, when ancient people used plant fibers, their fingers and a single stick to knit items. The quest to produce garments faster led to a version of today’s knitting machine, where the mechanism are much the same as the machines from centuries ago.
Our members use many techniques such as Lace, Tuck and Fair Isle and more. Cottons and acrylic cones are sourced from Perth, but locally sourced wool yarns are wound and used to produce wearable items for all seasons.
The group currently owns eight machines that are permanently housed at the Centre and a library of patterns and designs.
A great collection of garments have been produced since the group formed in 1982, and although our numbers are small, the enthusiasm remains the same through the shared passion for knitting
We exhibit and show our creations at the ART-TO-WEAR parade at the Fire, Fibre & Fine Arts exhibition at the Centre in September and also sell through the Gallery Shop.
Tutoring is always available and the group welcomes and encourages new members, women and men, experienced or novice. We meet Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Contact: Margaret Leatherbarrow – 0407 190 703