Six members and 3 dogs went for a long hike, via the Swan in Kettelshulme, on a beautiful August afternoon
The speaker at July’s meeting was Sue Fraser-Thompson talking about ‘Preventative Fitness for Women’. Sue is the Principal Practitioner at Fountain Square Physiotherapy and gave an interesting and engaging talk with lots of audience participation!
We also had a session of sampling jams, chutneys and lots (and lots) of cakes, in order to vote on which we felt should be part of our Disley Show entry. We also voted on 2 pictures.
The Poppy Project
Several members met for an evening of cutting out and sewing more leaves for our poppy project. We made another 30 leaves and lots of felt and embroidery thread was taken away for leaf making at home!
The Baking group went on a cake icing course …
The Lunch Club went to Brookside Garden Centre to eat at the new Topiary Restaurant
July Craft Workshop
Lesley B organised a craft workshop intriguingly entitled ‘Texture Magic and Bubbles’
We spent a lovely evening new techniques for making interesting textures
The purple fabric is backed with Pellon Fabric Magic Shrinking Interfacing, and the turquoise fabric has been pushed through a cooling tray, stuffed and sewn together!
Four members headed over to the Linnet Clough campsite for the WI Wigs and Wellies Camp last weekend. Had a great time doing henna tattoos, drinking elderflower champagne, listening to talks and making lots of leaves for our poppy project with help from lots of other lovely WI ladies
Thanks so much to the organisers for a great time! It was wonderful to meet so many different people 🙂
The Thursday Book Club read ‘My Dear I Wanted to tell You’ by Louisa Young
Two of the activities at Disley’s Great Get Together were
- Creating blankets to be sent to children in Greek refugee camps by knitting squares and sewing pre-knitted squares together. Via the charity ‘With Love From Layla’ click here for With Love From Layla website
- Making Piece for Peace Quilt Squares to sent to the charity Women Wage Peace in Israel. click here for Women Wage Peace website
A total of 19 blankets were made
And 27 Quilt squares were created
The Craft Group had a great social evening in the Rams Head at the start of the month, and a couple of weeks later had a workshop on crochet skills
As usual, WI members created a wonderful well dressing board for the Disley Well Dressing
Many members helped to organise and took part in Disley Great Get Together – by knitting squares, waitressing, making peace quilt squares, singing in the community choir and coming along and eating cake. The event was a great success!
The Monday Book Club read ‘the flight between oceans’ by ML Stedman
Our speaker this month was Jane Murison who is Head of User Experience & Design at the BBC.
Also, Elicia gave a five minute talk on the charity she volunteers for – Affecting Real click here for the website
Elicia goes out to the Gambia where she works with venerable children and children with special needs. She has now been 9 times and the latest project involves setting up of a computer lab
Several members went to see comedian Stewart Lee at the Buxton Opera House – great night!
The Supper club went to The Sycamore in Birch Vale]
The May meeting was held on a gloriously sunny evening. We discussed the two resolutions will go forward to the Annual Meeting in Liverpool in June and had a Bring and Share buffet afterwards
The two resolutions were …
This meeting calls on every WI and the NFWI to work alongside health and social care providers and their local community to raise awareness of the causes and impacts of loneliness, thus ensuring better identification of lonely people in order to be able to offer them the appropriate assistance and support.
Plastic Soup: Keep microplastic fibres out of our ocean
Microplastic fibres are shed from synthetic clothing with every wash and are the main contributors to microplastic contamination of the oceans. The NFWI calls on Government and industry to research and develop innovative solutions to this problem in order to stop the accumulation of microplastic fibres in our oceans.
The vote was unanimous for campaigning against more microplastic fibres reaching our oceans and unanimous against a national WI campaign to alleviate loneliness. We all agreed that this should be done at a local level not mandated by a national campaign
Mary T was this month’s ‘5 minute advocate’ and she told us about the Piece by Peace quilt project that some members are taking part in. click here for piece-by-peace website
There was a meeting in the White Horse after the meeting to discuss our entry for this year’s Disley Show WI display.
As a reminder the items we need to make are:
A cake incorporating garden fruit or vegetables
A gardeners’ apron
A jar of home-made jam, or chutney of our choice
A basket of home-grown produce, e.g. fruit, vegetables, eggs
A cottage garden floral arrangement
A framed picture depicting an English Country Garden in a medium of our
choice, e.g. collage, embroidery, photography, painting etc.