WI Craft Day at the Women’s Library


Hope you can join us to day, to learn new crafts, maybe listen to some talks and buy some cakes. Free entry, open to all. Drop in any time between 11-4pm.

Ground Floor Exhibition Hall 10 – 4
Hand Made Tales Exhibition

First Floor- Café space & Mezzanine 11- 4

Craft demonstrations:
Surrey Federation -Lacemaking, tatting, goldwork embroidery and rag rugging
Suffolk East Federation – Patchwork, knitting and button necklaces
Barking & Dagenham – Needle felting

Participatory events:
Shoreditch Sisters WI – Creation Station -Patchwork
Knit 1 Pass it on- for children & families

Refreshments: East End WI are organising the refreshments for this event
Seminar room (Centre of exhibition hall) 12.30-1.30 & 3- 4pm

Anne Stamper, WI Honorary Archivist -Crafts in the WI- a Historical Perspective
Pat Lumsdale, National Crafts Adviser -WI & Crafts Today

Reading Room visits – 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 3.00pm Meet in the foyer
Visit The Women’s Library Reading Room (normally closed to the public on Saturdays) and get the chance to look at material from the NFWI archives

The Shoreditch Sisters will be there making vulva patches for our end FGM campaign with the charity Forward. The European Parliament estimates 500,000 girls and women living in Europe are suffering with the lifelong consequences of female genital mutilation. Read more about this issue from Amnesty:http://www.endfgm.eu/en/

The patches we make are going to be sewn into a quilt and displayed at a future exhibition with Forward http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/key-issues/fgm.

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Shoreditch Sisters WI

Founded in 2007 by Jazz Domino Holly, the Shoreditch Sisters WI are a group of incredible, funny, intelligent, creative and just generally badass women.