Craft Group – April meeting

We met on a sunny afternoon at Ann Pearson’s home, thank you Ann for your hospitality and for the tea/coffee and Tea Bread, it was delicious.

The challenge this month was ‘something macrame’. Ann Parker, Kimberly, and Mary Stocker rose to the challenge, under the watchful, very amateur, eye of Cheryl H, filling in for Cheryl D who had to miss the meeting. The biggest challenge was measuring the length of string required but once that skill was mastered they were away doing box knots and overhand knots and all produced a very usable hanging jar.

Sue M shared her skills showing Claire how to work with parchment, we were all very interested and might all try it in the future. Others continued with the knitting challenges. So always lots going on.

It was a very enjoyable afternoon with lots achieved and lots of chat fun and laughter.

Craft Group Monthly Report

The February meeting of the Craft Group was another enjoyable and lively afternoon. Members tried their hand at Needle Felting, making a flower, the biggest challenge being not to prick your fingers. It was not for all however but one or two may do more. We continue to progress with the Knitted Premature Babies 100 hat challenge. Some also stated knitted or crocheted small Smoothie bottle top hats, which will be given to the Help the Aged Charity.

Our next meeting is on 26 March 2-4pm at Ann Pearsons home.

Craft Group Gathering January 2019

Twelve members came to a fun afternoon of knitting, some learning to knit that afternoon. The challenge was to all knit a prem baby hat, using the competition pattern, in two hours. We were successful, despite all the chatter, eating cakes and drinking tea. It has been suggested and we have taken up the challenge, to knit 100 hats and hopefully make a presentation to the Charity and in turn both get a mention in the County Press. Warning, beware if you are planning to enter the competition in May, we have all had lots of practice!! But don’t be put off they will all go to where they are much needed.

Our thanks must go to Ann Pearson who kindly hosted the afternoon and kept us supplied with tea and lovely home made cakes.

Cheryl Howell

Christmas Craft Day

All our efforts making jam, marmalade and Christmas mince meat, plus crocheted items and Christmas wreaths were on sale at the Methodist church in Newport today.
After a slow start, we sold quite a few of our efforts, and we’re pleased with the profit made.


The items left over will be sold at the next WI meeting on 12th December.
Thanks must go to all the ladies who came to help selling our goods, and not forgetting Sue Fox’s husband Rodney for putting together the tables and selling frame.

Ann and Linda

Craft Day

We all had a great day at the Methodist church,on our planed craft day. We all met at 9.30am to start making fresh holly wreaths for Christmas. Cheryl Howell was our demonstrator with expert advice on how to assemble an attractive wreath. As you can see by the photographs, she was good at her job.
Next was the turn of Susan Moore and Kimberley Goodall to demonstrate crocheting, and with lots of encouragement we managed to start the chain to enable us to crochet a table decoration in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was great fun, with lots of laughs as half of the group had never used a crouching hook.
Again some of us finished the task, others took them home to finish them at leisure.


It was a super day with all of us enjoying other members company. Photos prove we did make some Christmas trees.
In the kitchen ladies were preparing vegetables for tomorrow’s Christmas lunch at the Methodist church. Twenty of us have booked the meal and the smell coming from the kitchen of the prepared food was delightful and we all looking forward to tomorrow’s meal.
Thanks for attending a super day ladies, look forward to more in the future.
Ann and Linda

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Craft Group

This months meeting was on 11 Sept. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Sue Fox’s home, thank you Sue.

We are progressing well with items for the Christmas Sales Tables, with new ideas still emerging.

Skills sharing is moving forward with several members keen to learn to crochet, Sue M is our resident expert and will be getting together with a small group soon. Another small group is investigating the making of soap, more on that soon!

Concentration is the name of the game when it comes to crafting, Mary gave a very good example of this, totally immersed, she nearly missed the tea break.

New members are always welcome to join us. Next meeting is at Kim’s home on 22 October 2pm.

Report by Cheryl Howell

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Craft Day

A great way to spend an afternoon at Linda’s in Shanklin , with like minded members from Creekside WI.

We had decided to get together to make some Christmas craft items for the Christmas Fair for Federation in Newport later in the year.

Some fab ideas, have been put forward, and we have arranged groups to meet during August,September, and October to make a selection of items. Suggestions put forward to make included, face cream in decorated jars, Christmas decorations for a tree, wreaths made from material and put on a hessian back, to hang on a door and other Pom Pom decorations for a tree. More adventurous ideas were dream catchers, but I think that will be a later project, when we are a little more experienced.

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