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April Update from CCC Sub Committee

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


Indian Hand Block Printing Workshop
Monday 20th May 2019 10am – 3.30pm
At WI Centre, Hatfield Peverel, cost £34.50


Our tutor will be Anna Aguma.
This workshop offers you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and your fingers inky.
This workshop is about having fun, being creative and discovering a new skill.
The day will start with a full and detailed demonstration on how to block print. Then it will be your turn! At the end of the day you will be able to take home a completed 50 cm x 50 cm cushion.
All materials will be provided; you just need your packed lunch! BOOK NOW by contacting the office on tickets@essexwi.org.uk


Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre
Friday 26th 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.


Although the garden centres are full of Summer bedding plants remember leave it till May to plant out and all risk of frosts are past.


Hot cross buns with butter how lovely, but use those stale ones for a bread and butter pudding.


Thank you to all the members who visited our stall at CAM it was great to meet you all and to be able to answer your queries and hear your comments.


The CCC Committee are currently busy planning the events to bring to the ladies of Essex WIs in 2020. Do email us any feedback on what you would like to see to admin@essexwi.org.uk with the subject line: CCC Ideas. In need of a bit of inspiration for handmade Easter gifts? – then check out the MyWI craft page
on ww.mywi.thewi.org.uk


There is a list in the WI Centre of all judges. Make sure you book early for events and shows in the autumn.
We look forward to seeing you at future CCC events!
Best wishes,
Fiona, Julie, Jo, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moyra, Angela and Judith.


Programme of Events 2019

Saturday 30th March: Needle Felted Zip Brooches

A chance to make beautiful brooches from zips – yes, zips! This workshop is presented by Marion Chapman and suitable for all levels.

Thursday 2nd May:  Tunisian Crochet

By popular demand Michelle Turner returns to teach the delights of Tunisian Crochet for beginners.

Monday 20th May:  Indian Hand Block Painting

A first for us here at WI Centre – try out block painting with a difference under the skillful guidance of Anna Aguma. All levels and abilities.

Saturday 15th June: Fused Glass Workshop

A wonderful chance to make 4 separate items in fused glass under the direction of Katie Lynn of Molten Wonky. Another first at WI Centre. Suitable for all levels and good fun too!

Tues 11th & 25th June and Tuesday 9th & 16th July: Embroidery Workshop

A fabulous workshop running for 4 mornings spread over 4 weeks. Hosted by Pam Jermey this gives you a real opportunity to develop embroidery skills gained at the workshops last year.

Tuesday 24th September: Decoupage

Why not try this lovely workshop led by our very own Sheila Gunson. Suits all levels.

Thursday 10th October:  Kumihimo

Tutor Michelle Turner gives us a chance to try this Japanese form of braiding. Suitable for all levels.

Thursday 24th October: Kindle Cover

Make a cover for your kindle and a fabric basket with Pat Lumsdale. Suitable for all levels.

Friday 15th November: Take A Bag Of Flour

Exactly what it says on the . . .bag! See just how many delights can come from one bag of flour when you are working with Hazel Ridgewell.

Tuesday 10th December: Christmas Flower

Our seasonal foray into flower arranging that would grace any festive table. Workshop led by Marion Garvey and suitable for all levels.


We hope that you will be able to join us at one or some of these fabulous events! To book YOUR place, email tickets@essexwi.org.uk