November 2020: Festive Meeting in a bag

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For our November meeting we were joined by Felicity our president and of Felicity Crafts. We were very lucky as she has been in demand showing a variety of different crafts to WI’s up and down the country.

We welcomed over 50 people and after creating and handing out Festive gift bags we were ready to start creating our festive mouse. The gift bags contained all the materials needed to make a festive mouse and other goodies such as a Quiz, Chocolate, Raffle Ticket and more.

We worked step by step cutting the fabric and sewing together to create a fun festive mouse. Its was wonderful to see all the different creations.

We had 2 winners of the Raffle winning gift vouchers for a local shop Fodder. We hope you enjoy your prizes.

It was a fantastic evening of craft and just what everyone needed to get into the Christmas Spirit

October 2020: Burlesque

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For our October meeting we were joined by the fabulous Roxy Stardust, travelling GlasVegas Showgirl. Roxy is a pioneer of the Burlesque scene in Edinburgh and came to us via the brilliant Dr Sketchys in Leeds, after our speaker let us down on the day. Big thanks to our fabulous treasurer, Sam who found Roxy at the last minute. Roxy told us her story and answered our questions about her chosen career and how she saw the entertainment industry developing in the current situation. Roxy then taught us a Burlesque routine which we performed to Michael Buble’s version of “I’m feeling good”. We also had several interesting visitors who had their own Burlesque stories to tell. We had a fabulous night: challenging,fun and educational it was everything a WI meeting should be.

September 2020: Mandalas

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For our September meeting we were joined by Sweet James Designs and we drew mandalas.

We had a little preparation by drawing a template before the session. We were then instructed on how to build our Mandala. We could chose the colour and design. It was great to see all the individual mandalas at the end of the session.

As well as learning how to draw mandalas we received an electronic booklet which will give some insight into the history of mandalas, some examples and instructions for drawing more mandalas after the session. 

If you are unfamiliar with the art of mandala drawing or would like a little more information about what the evening entailed have a look at this link for details of their usual face to face workshops https://handmadeworkshops.co.uk/drawing-mandalas-4/