It has been a while since we last met for lino cutting in November and we hope that everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas break.
So for our first meeting of 2017, we are getting crafty. If you are looking for an original piece of jewellery, perhaps to match a particular outfit, then Penny Smith will be showing us how to upcycle buttons and ribbon to make a necklace.
Each necklace is made from 7 different buttons. Penny will bring along some supplies but has asked if you have some favourite buttons at home (with two or four holes and no bigger than a fifty pence piece) please bring them along. Alternatively, you can pop into Paper Village on North Street who have a great selection in a range of colours. All other materials will be provided.
Penny has been a WI member for approximately 5 years and is an avid fan of Denman College where she has learnt many crafts and spent two years studying to become an AFWI Judge of Preserves with many tales of Judging! Having now semi-retired, she has time to develop her love of crafts which range from beads, buttons, bags, quilting to silk painting!
The WI is currently looking for feedback on its future and is asking members to complete a questionnaire. Members can fill in the survey via hard copy, on pages 49-51 of the November/December issue of WI Life and return it using ‘Freepost NFWI’; or online using this link www.thewi.org.uk/our-wi-our-future-survey. Deadline for responses is 28th February.
It is also time for membership renewal. Membership for 2017 is £39 and it would be really helpful if you could arrive a bit early so we can sort our membership payment which can be made by cash or cheque.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 25th January!