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March 2019
£29

Needle Felted Zip Brooch

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make these unique brooches using zips and a variety of techniques with wool felting and fabric. All the materials for the course are included in the price, all you need to bring is your sewing kit with scissors, sewing needles and dont forget your glasses.Your tutor for the workshop is Marian Chapman, a member of the Essex Handicraft Association who sells her needlecraft creations at Warner Active in Braintree.Dont forget your packed lunch and mug for refreshments…

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£4

Hidden Gardens of London City Walk

March 31 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm
London Liverpool Street Station,

Discover the hidden gardens of the City of London.Sunday 31st March. 10.15am for 10.30am start.Meet at Liverpool Street Station (outside the toiletsPlease see your Essex News for full details! "End time is unknown"

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April 2019
£5

Fingringhoe Walk

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fingringhoe,

Along the river into Rowhedge and up through the gardens of Donyland Hall.Call the office for more detailsEnd time is approx, could take longer!!

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May 2019
£7.50

Gift Aid Workshop

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

Gift Aid has been around for a long time now and it is surprising how few WIs claim, so we are putting on two working sessions to help you set up your own Wis claim on your laptop.These sessions will be hands on working time to enable your WI to claim money back from HMRC on your subscriptions. What you get back could pay for a speaker or two so it is well worth claiming.Members of our IFE team will…

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£25

Tunisian Crochet

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

You will learn how to start rows, the basic stitch, how to keep straight edges and how to finish. If you master these elements you can go on to learn another common stitch plus increases and decreases. You will get more out of this class if you can already crochet. Yarn will be provided but please bring your own crochet hooks sizes 4.5-7mm if you have them.Remember to bring your packed lunch.£25.00 per personClosing date 1st April 2019

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Call the Midwife Tour (SOLD OUT)

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Arts and Leisure Committee is delighted to offer our members a chance to visit the Historic Chatham Docks for the highly acclaimed ‘Call The Midwife’ Tour. The tour itself takes around 90 minutes and there will be lots of time to see some of the other attractions at the Docks including three historic warships and the RNLI historic lifeboat collection. You can also sample the delights of the various food outlets on site.Your ticket price includes return coach travel…

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£7.50

Gift Aid Workshop

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

Gift Aid has been around for a long time now and it is surprising how few WIs claim, so we are putting on two working sessions to help you set up your own Wis claim on your laptop.These sessions will be hands on working time to enable your WI to claim money back from HMRC on your subscriptions. What you get back could pay for a speaker or two so it is well worth claiming.Members of our IFE team will…

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£2.50

Canvey Island Walk

May 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Labworth Restaurant Canvey Island SS8 7NQ,

Join us for an invigorating 3 mile walk along the sea wall on Canvey Island. We will be able to take in the fresh sea air, the surrounding views and look at all the lovely murals painted on the sea wall.Wednesday 15th May.   10.15 - 10.30 start.Meet at Labworth Car Park. Post Code SS8 7NQCar park charges - 1hr - 60p, 2hrs-£1, 3hrs-£1.50, over 3 hours £3 Refreshments can be purchased after the walk at Sue's cafe.This walk is kindly…

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£34.50

Indian Block Printing

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
WI Centre,

This class offers you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowing and your fingers inky. The workshop is all about being creative, discovering a new skill and having fun.The session will start with a full and detailed demonstration on how to block print. You will then select the blocks and colours you would like to use and start printing on practice fabric before going on to print your own 50cm x 50cm cushion to take home. Once home you…

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£7

New Speakers Day

May 24 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
WI Centre,

Come along to one of the upcoming New Speakers Days and get a head start on booking them for your future meetings. Bring along your lunch and mug. 

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June 2019
£49

Intermediate Embroidery (4 days)

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre,

Intermediate EmbroideryTuesdays - June 11th, June 25th, July 9th and July 16th. 10.00 – 1.00Doors open at 9.45WI centreFollowing on from our successful Learn to Embroider class, the Cookery and Creative Crafts committee have organised a series of four three hour workshops for members wishing to develop their embroidery skills. This class is suitable for all members, perhaps you attended the beginners class and wish to progress further, maybe you already can do basic stitches and wish to extend your…

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£45

Fused Glass Workshop

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre,

The Cookery and Creative Crafts Committee are delighted to welcome the amazingly talented Katie Lynn, a glass artist producing quirky and original glass pieces, based at Molten Wonky in Saffron Walden.With Katie you will have the opportunity to make 4 pieces from a selection of items such as coasters, pictures, suncatchers or hearts – and hear how Katie developed her studio and see some of her unique glass art.This workshop is suitable for all skill levels – absolute beginners or…

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July 2019
£36

Thames Barge Trip

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hythe Quay Maldon,

Join us for a cruise on an old Thames Barge, sailing on the picturesque River Blackwater. Meet at 1.30pm on the Hythe Quay - MaldonThere are various car parks around the town a short walk from Hythe Quay. Please be sure to wear suitable clothing and flat shoes. This trip may not be suitable for anyone with a physical disability, please contact the office to discuss.The cost of the trip is £36 which includes an afternoon tea.Closing date 29th of May 2019 FINISH…

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£2.50

Walton on the Naze Walk _Essex WI Members Only

July 10
Walton on the Naze,

GET OUT THOSE WALKING BOOTS Join us for a 3 mile walk along the beach (depending on tides) and back along the cliff top, ending at the Naze Tower and Essex Wildlife Trust Centre.Wednesday 10th July 2019Meet at 10.15 for 10.30 start, The walk will start at the Naze Car Park CO1 48LF. Pay and display.2-4hours-£4, over 4 hours £5.00.There will be the opportunity afterwards to climb the Naze Tower (£3.00 adult, £2.50 seniors) and visit the Essex Wildlife Centre.Food…

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Frinton on Sea Walk

July 10 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Walton on the Naze,

A walk along the beach and back along the clifftop to the Naze Tower and Essex Wildlife Centre.Please look out for Essex News for more informationStart time approx 10.30am finish time is unknown More details to follow, please also check Essex News for more information

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August 2019

Colne Engaine Walk

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Colne Engaine,

Circular Walk on public footpaths showing local points of interest.Call office for more details or keep an eye on Essex News. Please keep and eye on Essex News for more information (details to follow)

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September 2019

Gestingthorpe Walk

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Walk across farmland to Hill Farm where we will be greeted by Ashley Cooper and see the museum.Call the office for further details and keep an eye out for info in Essex News10am meet for a 10.30am start. Finish time is approx

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