Etching Hill Women's Institute

Etching Hill Women’s Institute Press Report - January 2020

The well attended first meeting of 2020 saw the members displaying and discussing some of the impressive articles they had made using their crafting skills. The handmade items ranged from knitted garments to knitted baby clothes for the Baby Bear Project, destined for South Africa; wall hangings to framed pictures; indoor plant holders to handbags. The diversity of handicraft used included knitting, batik, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, silk printing and machine embroidery.

The meeting continued with the annual mini auction. Any unwanted Christmas gifts or other items are brought along and the ladies, in good spirit, vie to outbid each other for that must have candle, body lotion, chocolates, perfume or jewellery. The versatile auctioneer delighted the audience with her unique selling techniques, and the fantastic sum of £170.25 was raised.

A variety of social events at both local and county level are being arranged for 2020. The Etching Hill WI lunch club have their first get together of the year at the Chetwynd Arms, Upper Longdon; a team of four ladies will be competing at the themed County Quiz evening in February; a visit to the Houses of Parliament in May and attending the Spring Council Meeting in March are just some of the activities planned.

The next Meeting on 12th February 2020 will be the traditional ‘Members’ Night’. Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month at Etching Hill Village Hall, East Butts Road, Etching Hill from 7.45pm and new members are always made most welcome. For more information please visit our web site at www.wi-etching-hill.org.uk.

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