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

June Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s a round up of all things CCC for June!

Rescheduled Workshop

Exploring Textures Free Machine Embroidery Class

This will now take place on Monday 6th August. 

We still have some places available so do come along and have a creative day with like minded WI members.

BOOK NOW by contacting the office on tickets@essexwi.org.uk

 

And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 22nd June, 10.30am – 3pm

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

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

Monthly Gardening Tips

Garden art at its very best! A carved totem and a mass of wild bluebells.

 

Coming Soon

Learn to Draw

at WI Centre, Terling, on Saturday 4th August from 10am – 3pm.

Tickets are £20 for members and £22 for non-members. It’s ideal for friends, aunts, nieces etc too!

Craft of the Month

The Beads and Pots craft day was a huge success.

Handy Tips

When making lots of sandwiches use the back of a spoon to spread the butter or margarine.

Quiz Time – Answer!

The blossom is out – but where was this photograph taken? Outside Dagenham Parish Church.

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Booking Judges For The Autumn

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

We look forward to seeing you at future CCC events!

Best wishes,

Fiona, Julie, Jo, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moira, Angela.

 

May Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s a round up of all things CCC for May!

Book your place on our upcoming courses now!

Learn to Embroider

Tuesdays 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July and 17th July, 10am – 1pm, doors open 9.45am, 4 sessions cost £48.

Embriodery course

Click here for full details

And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 18th May, 10.30am – 3pm

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

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

Monthly Gardening Tips

The spring flowers are in full bloom, next task is to weed the path.

The good news is that the lawn has been mowed before the rain came.

Handy Tips

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” Quote from Jon Hammond.

Craft of the Month

Two very successful workshops were held at WI centre in April. Take one stitch with Karen Odinga involved 4 envelopes and the end results were all fantastic. The Tunisian crochet was so popular that it ran for 2 days, if you missed the chance to come we are hoping to run another workshop in 2019.

Handy Tips

Time for spring cleaning?  Do you use vinegar and newspaper to get a shine on your windows?

Quiz Time

The blossom is out – but where was this photograph taken?

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The answer will be given next month!

Booking Judge

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, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moira, Angela.

 

April Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s a round up of all things CCC for April!

Book your place on our upcoming courses now!

Learn to Embroider

Tuesdays 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July and 17th July, 10am – 1pm, doors open 9.45am, 4 sessions cost £48.

Embriodery course

Click here for full details

And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 27th April and Friday 18th May, 10.30am – 3pm

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

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

Monthly Gardening Tips

The flowers are doing beautifully this Easter!

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Handy Tips

“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” Quote from Jon Hammond.

Craft of the Month

The Tunisian Crochet Course, at the FEWI Centre, on Saturday 24th March was a big success!

Heart Competition

The heart competition raised £37 for ACWW’s Pennies for Friendship. The winning entry was voted as a beautifully decorated cupcake:

Booking Judge

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, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moira, Angela.


 

March Update from CCC Sub Committee

Hello Ladies, here’s a round up of all things CCC for March!

Book your place on our April courses now!

Tunisian Crochet

Saturday 24th March, 10am – 3pm, cost £21. Please bring a packed lunch. Yarn and hooks will be provided, but if you have your own crochet hooks you need to bring sizes 4.5-7mm.

Click here for full details

Take One Stitch

Tuesday 10th April, 10am till 3pm, cost £21. Please bring a packed lunch. Suitable for beginners and experienced needlewomen.

Click here for full details

And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 9th March and Friday 27th April, 10.30am – 3pm

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

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

Monthly Gardening Tips

Waiting patiently for the spring bulbs to flower!

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Handy Tips

Come and say”Hello!” to us at the County Annual Meeting at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on Friday 15th March when you come to vote on the best HEART in our competition!

 

Craft of the Month

Jo was given a beautiful Work In Progress (WIP) which is 100 years old! It is a gingham lace tablecloth. Jo is so pleased that she participated in the Gingham Lace course last September at the FEWI Centre.

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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 Monday 5th March (the deadline was the 2nd March but the FEWI Centre is currently closed due to the weather conditions).

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, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moira, Angela.

 

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.