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November Update from CCC Sub Committee

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





Monday 26th  November
10am – 3pm at WI centre
Ticket price is £25.00

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


And don’t forget…

Craft Open Door Day at WI Centre

Friday 20th November, 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

Give your roses an autumn feed – use rose fertilizer!


Craft of the Month

Paulette has been making some stunning bags.

Lesley has been making some small projects – do please let us know if you are interested in a
dabble day of Christmas craft goodies in 2019/2020!.


Handy Tips

When making cheese straws, use the strongest flavoured cheese available and plenty of seasoning!

The CCC Committee are currently busy planning the events to bring to the ladies of Essex WIs in 2019 and 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 Christmas gifts? – then check out the MyWI craft page on ww.mywi.thewi.org.uk

Booking Judges For Next Year

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

We look forward to seeing you at future CCC events!

Best wishes,
Fiona, Julie, Jo, Lesley, Paulette, Hazel, Pauline, Moyra, Angela and Judith.



Below are some (not all by any means!) of our previous CCC events

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.