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, we are a WI for women in and around London. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 52 - 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT at 7pm. Membership is available all year around - joining in Jan-31st March is £41 for the entire year, April-30th June £30.75 for three quarters of the year, July- 30 Sept £20.50 of half a year, and Oct-Dec £10.25. We meet 11 times a year plus extra monthly sub-groups. Non-members are welcome to most meetings for £5.