Round-up of the last few weeks

Here is a round-up of the last few weeks  …


Amy Carney, the collections and house manager from Lyme Hall, came to talk to us about the history of the house and what the National Trust in the present.

It was a very informative and interesting talk  – thoroughly enjoyed by all the members.

We also voted for our new Charity of the year for 2016 and the winner was  ‘Hearing Dogs for the  Deaf’

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SUPPER CLUB  had an enjoyable supper at the Disley Masala in January. (January supper always somewhere local due to the strong possibility of being snowed in at this time of year!)






As you aware, we have been collecting bras in our Bra Bank from BCR Global Textiles in order to raise funds for Blythe House.

Unfortunately, BCR have gone into administration and therefore we needed to find somewhere else to send them.

Luckily, the charity Against Breast Cancer have found a new recycling partner and they were delighted to take our collected bras.

This means that the bras will raise money for Against Breast Cancer instead of Blythe House. Against Breast Cancer website


In January, we had a evening at Laraines house, watching the DVD of the Kingston University Project – Fashion Show aka the ‘ The Knitting Project’  and talking about the poppy project.

Laraine was chosen to take part in the NFWI/KINGSTON University Knittwear Project in 2015. Click here to learn more about the Knitting Project


In February, there was a social evening on the 10th, and on the 24th we had a Reverse Smocking workshop where Lesley B taught us how to create the amazingly effective but simple technique (and a big thank you to Claire for her hospitality)



In February, the Monday Book Club read ‘The Other Hand’ by Chris Cleve, and the Thursday Book Club read ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’  by Truman Capote


‘The Art and Craft of Quilting’ by our own lovely Mary T

Mary talked about the history of quilting and patchwork, about the technique s used in making quilts and showed up some examples  of her work.


Members have been to the Nunkie Theatre performance of ‘Casting the Runes’ (Robert Lloyd Parry) at Buxton Opera House, and the live screening of the National Theatre’s ‘Les Liasons Dangereuses’ at Stockport Plaza.