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September 2019

Wellness Day – CANCELLED please see details

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

"The Arts and Leisure Wellness Day planned for the 21st September has been withdrawn from our 2019 programme.  Apologies to our members who have already purchased tickets and full refunds will be made. It's not all bad news - we will be running a Wellness Day in our 2020 programme so please look out for more details in your monthly Essex WI News, on the Website and also on our Facebook page." Jan Rickwood will be showing us how to blend…

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Make your WI matter

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We understand that new ideas can be hard to come by, so to assist with this, Your Federation is awarding you the opportunity to attend a workshop in Hatfield Peverel on the 26th September 2019. The aims of this workshop are to help boost your committees and your general membership by encouraging fresh ideas and input from all perspectives of the WI.  I.e: What would make women in your area interested in joining your WI? How do we reach out to…

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Casino Evening – CANCELLED

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Come along for a night to remember at the Genting Casino at Westcliff The Western Esplanade Westcliff on Sea SS0 7QY on Friday 27th September 2019 at 8 pm.We have booked the Big Deal package where you will get a welcome complimentary drink from the bar, a free bet including a learn to play session. Food can be purchased on the evening. Car park places outside, but please give your registration to the reception when you arrive. The ticket price…

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October 2019

Kumihimo Workshop

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kumihimo is a type of braiding traditionally used to create finishes for soft furnishings and upholstery, however in this class run by Michele Turner, (Website craftyheffalump.co.uk) you will be using your new found Kumihimo skills to create jewellery and accessories like necklaces, bracelets, key holders, stitch marker holders or even scissor keepers.This class is suitable for all crafters and all you need to bring with you on the day is your imagination, glasses if needed, lunch and a mug.The cost of the…

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The Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace – Essex WI Members Only

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Alexandra Palace London,

The Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee are off to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace C&CC have organised this special day to the Knitting and Stitching Show on Thursday 10th October this year. Would you like to go with us on a great day out where your crafting interests will soar in the company of like-minded WI members?The cost of this great day out, including entry to the show is £29.50. The Coach will leave Braintree Bus park at 8.30am…

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Festive Fusion

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cookery &Creative Crafts are delighted to announce that the amazing Katie Lynn is coming back to WI Centre.Following a hugely successful workshop here, Katie will be sharing the delights of her Fused Glass with us and once again we will create 4 pieces.The workshop is on Saturday 19 October 2019 where you will make a Christmas tree and a nugget in the morning then in the afternoon you will turn your talents to a sun-catcher and a bauble.All in time…

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Who do you think you are?

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Many of you will have seen the TV programme and seen family histories come to life and interesting lives come to light. Have you ever thought that could be your family?Unless you dig deeper you will never know!!!A this workshop you can start exploring your family history or, if you have made a start, we can help take you further and explore a family or two..Please bring a packed lunch and a mug for drinks.£10.00 per person10am until 3pm

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Liberty Lawn iPad Mini Cover / Kindle Cover – SOLD OUT

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

LIBERTY LAWN IPAD MINI/KINDLE COVER With Pat LumsdaleThursday 24th October10.00-3.00 Price £34.50 CCC are pleased to be welcoming Denman tutor, Pat Lumsdale to WI Centre for this creative workshop exploring the art of strip piercing. In the morning you will be making either a iPad mini cover or Kindle cover with Liberty Lawn material and the cost of the workshop covers this beautiful material. In the afternoon using your own material you will be making a fabric basket. You will…

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November 2019

Take a Bag of Flour

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hazel Ridgwell will be demonstrating how to make the dough, prove it, shape it into different loaves and rolls and a lardy cake, and bake it!Following the demonstration, you will be served a light lunch of homemade soup and fresh bread, followed by cake. This promises to be a fun and informative morning so do come along and join us. Book early as places are limited.£15pp

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Save the Date! Christmas Craft Dabble Day – Essex WI Members Only

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!Your Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee is hosting a Christmas Craft Dabble day on Saturday 16th November when you will be able to have a go at 4 different crafts all with a Christmas theme. The CCC committee members will be your tutors and hosts for the day so Save the Date!!More information to follow

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September 2020

FEWI’s Potters Weekend Away

1st September 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4th September 2020 @ 7:00 pm
potters leisure resort, Potters Leisure Resort, Coast Rd
Hopton, Hopton-on-sea, NR31 9BX
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Essex Federation of Women’s Institutes visit to Potters Leisure Resort, Norfolk from Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th September 2020£395(NB: Some of the bungalows are upgrades known as Bungalow Plus with a supplement of £20pp. there are small additional charges for clay pigeon shooting, squash and ten pin bowling).NON-REFUNDABLE £100 DEPOSIT MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRI 29th NOVEMBER 2019Please note that the 2020 FEWI holiday to Potters Leisure Resort is open to all members and non-members including partners and spouses (over 18's…

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