Scottish Machine Knitters Association

Scottish Machine Knitters Association

** COVID UPDATE **

Due to current events and government advice, we have cancelled our future physical workshops.

Most clubs are likely to be postponed for the physical meetings too. If you are a member of our Association we will be hosting meetings online, FREE, for members.

If you would like to be included or require more information then please get in touch with our Secretary who will be organising this. Please use “SMKA ZOOM” in the email subject header.

Scottish Machine Knitters Association

The Association aims to promote machine knitting and to raise the standard of the craft by means of exhibitions, workshops, lectures and publications.  Members are kept informed of such events through their bi-monthly Newsletter.   

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Scottish Machine Knitters Association is non-profit making and membership is open to all machine knitters worldwide.  Those living in Scotland are regarded as Full Members and those living outwith Scotland are Associate Members.  The only difference between the two categories of membership is that Associate Members may not vote at general meetings or seek election to the Scottish Machine Knitters Committee.

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We would be delighted to welcome you as a member of the Association on completion of an application form. 

Knitting together Since 1984

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What is the scottish Machine knitters association?

How we work

Committee meetings are held regularly throughout the year and are also attended by Area Representatives. Area Representatives liaise with their local members and arrange workshops, lectures and social events.

Scotland is divided into the following areas:

  • Dumfries/Galloway/Ayr/South West Area
  • Dundee/Grampian/Angus Area
  • Edinburgh/Lothians/Borders Area
  • Fife/Stirling Area
  • Glasgow/North Clyde Area
  • Highlands/Islands
  • Inverness/Moray Area
  • Perth Area.
For details of your nearest club please see our club list or contact us.

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Meet Our Talented Team

WHO ARE WE?

The Administration of Scottish Machine Knitters Association comprises of:
Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Events Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Clubs Secretary, Newsletter Editor and a Webmaster.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in May or June.

The committee is elected from those members of the Association who have intimated that they are willing to serve. There are no paid officials but committee members are reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred on behalf of Scottish Machine Knitters.

A Newsletter is produced and distributed to each member (digital or physical copies) in January, March, May, July, September and November. We always encourage those who have an email address to go down the digital option not only cut costs but reduce waste of paper/ink for the environment.

The Editor welcomes any relevant material of interest to members, for example, hints, tips, patterns, items for sale or items wanted. However remote your address, all members can feel involved and part of the Association through the Newsletter. As usual with publications, the Editor’s decision is final over the content of each Newsletter.

We would kindly ask that any article to be submitted for the newsletter is sent to our newsletter editor before the 20th of the precluding month before the commencement of distribution.

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Why become a member?

What we offer

Annual subscription brings you a digital membership card, six copies of the Newsletter and the opportunity of attending all Scottish Machine Knitters Association events for a reduced or FREE fee.

Badges can be obtained from the Membership Secretary at a cost of £1.50 plus the cost of postage to wherever you are.

We are building our archive and will have a selection of newsletters available to look back through.