The recent paper bead making and jewellery workshops were a resounding success. Ladies made the beads at the first session last month and on Thursday 17th May they produced some beautiful pieces. Well done ladies and a big thank you to Glenys and Sandra for leading the sessions.
Glenys and Sandra held an embroidery workshop on Monday 19th March. This was the second session and ladies continued practising skills from the first session and learning new stitches. The French Knot seemed to feature quite a lot! From all accounts it was a lovely session with everyone chatting and stitching away!
Glenys will be holding Paper bead making and follow on Jewellery making workshops on Thursdays 19th April and 17th May 1-3pm at the Arncliffe Centre. Cost for 2 workshops is £10, materials included.
we will make out paper beads at the April workshop and then use them to make a variety of jewellery in May. Ladies who came to previous workshops were amazed at the delightful pieces they created.
To secure a place, please pay in full asap. Places are limited so contact Glenys as soon as you can on 07976 643129.
This popular workshop, on Thursday 23rd November, was booked up very quickly. The ladies who attended seemed to have a great time and worked really hard as you will see from the photos. They were expertly taught and guided by the "garlanding" ladies who decorate the Hall for Christmas with greenery from the grounds and beyond. All the WI ladies went home with their garland - much heavier than they thought they would be. One lady thought she would be able to go to town by bus with it in her bag! No chance! No doubt their friends and families will be very impressed with their finished garlands.
Water Colour Course with Denise Nuttall
3rd October - 12th December 1 - 3 p.m.
Arncliffe Community Centre, Arncliffe Road off Mackets Lane
This course has already started. Please contact Glenys 07976643129 to enquire if there are any places available. Payment is due NOW.
JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOP - 16TH OCTOBER
With local artisan Linda Towey
Arncliffe Community Centre, Arncliffe Road Monday 16th October 1 - 3 p.m.
All materials included in cost.
Linda is doing this workshop at an incredibly low cost of only £10
Places are limited and were sold at the meeting on 3rd October, on a first come first served basis. Please contact Glenys on 07976643129 to enquire about places.
About 12 ladies gathered at the Arncliffe Centre on Monday 25th September for an embroidery workshop. Glenys and Sandra too the afternoon and we sat down to a well prepared session. We each had fabric, a wooden embroidery hoop to work with and lengths of wool. Glenys demonstrated various stitches and she and Sandra whizzed round the table helping and encouraging. We each left with a piece of work well on the way to being finished and had learned many new techniques. Our work evolved which was a very liberating experience - no following of a design or pattern. Glenys and Sandra were expert teachers and as in all good 'Blue Peter' type experiences, Glenys had brought along a few "she had made earlier" for us to refer to. few of us brought along our finished work to the meeting on Tuesday to encourage more to take part in such workshops.
Apologies from the editor - this should have been posted last month...... better late than never! A small group of ladies enjoyed an afternoon's workshop with Christine and I think you'll agree, the results speak for themselves! Well done ladies!
A 10 week Water Colour class will start on Tuesday 16th May until Tuesday 25th July (with a one week break on 20th June). Places are limited, so members are advised to reserve a place by paying in full by the next WOW meeting on Tuesday 2nd May.
Cost is only £35 for the whole course! (We are fortunate that WOW funding can cover the cost of room hire) Classes will be held at the Arncliffe Centre, Arncliffe Road off Mackets Lane.
If you are interested in the course but unable to be at the meeting on 2nd May, or for any further information, please contact Glenys on 07976 643129.
Sonja outlined again to members the work being done by the sewing group for the charity Pyjama Fairies. She thanked members for their support in helping to fund fabrics and accessories needed to make the pyjamas and wraps by holding raffles at meetings. She also surprised the group by presenting each with a custom made pinny showing the Pyjama Fairies logo. Sewing group will meet Friday 7th April then restart after the Easter break on Friday 28th April.
The NFWI will host its Annual General Meeting at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday 7th June 2017.
Sandra Hepworth has done extremely well obtaining a table at this event. This will be a fantastic opportunity to show the wealth of talent of our members in WOW to the rest of the national Federation. We will be able to showcase and sell our handcrafted works.
This is open to anybody who can produce hand crafted works of a high professional standard suitable for sale on a commission basis. All items sold will have a 20% commission taken and the money raised will be donated to our sewing group for materials/machines etc. to support the work they are doing in making hospital gowns for the children's charity, Pyjama Fairies.
We invite members who would like to be involved, to make themselves known to Sandra Hepworth and Glenys Prince (07976 643129) Please note because space is limited we can only accept a limited amount of craft works. We will need to be selective so as to present a complimentary professional table.
Thursday 13th April - members drop of at Sandra's House - boxed named samples of their work for us to assess suitability for table.
Workshop - Thursday 27th April - at the Arncliffe Centre, Arncliffe Road - 1 - 3 p.m. This will be an afternoon for ladies who attended previous workshops: the Paper Bead Jewellery, Pop up Cards and the Macrame Jewellery to get together for a creative afternoon, recap on techniques and make items for the table. Members to bring along their own materials.
Meeting 30th May - Members asked to take part in event will bring along boxed, named and priced works ready for event.