Welcome to the Cookery & Creative Crafts News: with details of recent courses, upcoming courses and crafty, foodie news!

 

February Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s  around up of all things CCC for February!

Book your spot on March courses now:

Beads and Pots Craft Day (with lunch)

Friday 2nd March, cost £29, all materials supplied.

This craft day is suitable for everyone, especially beginners.

Tunisian Crochet

Saturday 24th March, 10am till 3pm, cost £21.

And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 23rd February, 10.30am – 3pm

All WI members are welcome, £3 includes your refreshments. To book your place call 01245 382233.

Come and see what other members are working on and exchange ideas.

Monthly Gardening Tips

Prepare the ground in your garden.

Hazel is nurturing her red roses in preparation for a glorious display this summer.

Handy Tips

Look at the craft ideas on MyWI.

Look out for the beginners embroidery project sessions coming in June and July!

Craft of the Month – Hearts!

Fiona made a crazy patchwork.

Jo knitted green ones.

Angela made cupcakes.

Sheila will be making a heart shaped cards.

Lesley made pin cushions.

Moira did a rag rugging one.

Phew! Well done ladies!

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Heart Competition

 

Make a heart from any medium. It will be displayed at the County Annual Meeting on 16th March. Voting will be decided by members placing Pennies for Friendship on their chosen winning entry.

Please deliver your hearts to WI Centre by 2nd March.

Booking Judges

There is a list in the WI Centre of all judges. Make sure you book early for events and shows this summer.

 

We look forward to seeing you at future CCC events!

Best wishes,

Fiona, Julie, Jo, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Margaret, Kay, Sheila, Angela.

 

January Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s  around up of all things CCC for January!

This month’s courses:

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 26th January

All WI members are welcome, £3 includes your refreshments. To book your place call 01245 382233.

Coming soon…

Beads and Pots Craft Day with lunch

Friday 2nd March 2018.

This craft day is available to everyone, especially beginners. £29, all materials supplied.

Monthly Gardening Tips

Nothing to do when it snows – except open the back door and take a photograph!

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Handy Household Tips

To remove cotton threads for the floor without bending – simply use a new cheap toilet brush to sweep up after sewing!

Craft of the Month

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Gingham Lace Christmas 2018 table runner.  A WIP!

Have you made your New Year Resolutions? How about getting your UFOs out? And make them into a WIP?

Remember! UFO – UnFinished Object, WIP – Work In Progress

Do you need an Essex WI Cookery Judge?

There is a list in the WI Centre of all judges – so book early for events and shows this summer.

Where to find us this month?

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

We look forward to seeing you at future CCC events!

Best wishes,

Fiona, Julie, Jo, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Margaret, Kay, Sheila, Angela.

 

Chenille Bag Workshop, October 2017

A fantastic day was had by all the ladies who attended. They worked so hard and produced some amazing results! They rightly look very proud in their ‘finished product’ photograph below!

 

Threads of Essex Centenary Event

This was organised by the Essex Federation Cookery And Craft Committee .There were 82 ladies visiting Braintree Community Centre for this event today. The first speaker was Amanda Sutherland with her recycled jewellery, hats and chokers. We then had a lunch supplied by The Glass House a Vintage Cafe in Braintree. We had so much to eat by the end of lunch that ladies were even turning down Cake?! Unheard of by WI ladies! David Thomson then demonstrated Autumnal flower arrangements whilst amusing us with his stories. David then raffled of all the arrangement joking that he expected the largest arrangement to be won by some one going home on a bike! A huge thank you to Lesley Evans of CC & C for organizing this day and to all who helped.