June 2013 Meeting round-up and upcoming July events

Our June meeting saw Jojo Tulloh tell us about her adventures in cooking, eating and foraging for food all around the world.  She showed us how to make our very own homemade kimchi too!  If you missed it you can find out more on her website.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Jojo for a deliciously fascinating meeting.

If that has whetted your appetite for all things green-fingered but you don’t want to wait years to get your mitts on an allotment in Hackney then check out Spitalfields City Farm who grow and sell their own veg.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd July from 7 – 9pm at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.  Keep an eye on the blog, Facebook and Twitter for more info.

SPECIAL EVENT!  Anti-FGM documentary filmingSaturday 20th July, 11am at Trafalgar Square
Following on from the success of our vulva quilt at the Secret Cinema we have been invited to be part of an anti-FGM documentary along with Daughters of Eve, VSO and other WI’s.  We need crafty stitchers and bakers to create vulva bunting and vulva cakes for this event.  Please email us for more details or check out the Facebook event.


Knit and NatterTuesday 9th July, 6.30pm at Leon, Spitalfields
Calling all new and seasoned knitters and crocheters for a fun and chilled evening of yarn-based delights.

Campaigns Group – Tuesday 16th July, 7pm at Crimson Heart 
We will be discussing the Love Fashion, Hate Sweatshops campaign from War On Want, in collaboration with the Craftivist Collective. To be added to the mailing list email Caroline at shoreditchsisterscampaigns@gmail.com

Book Club – Wednesday 17th July, RSVP for time and venue
This month’s book is Patti Smith’s Just Kids, which is about her early years in New York with fellow artist Robert Maplethorpe.  RSVP to Laura at shoreditchbookclub@gmail.com for details.

Radiant RidersSaturday 20th July, 11am, Trafalgar Square
Our rad bike gang, Radiant Riders, will be teaming up with Daughters of Eve and VSO to go on an anti-FGM ride.  See above for more details, check out the Facebook event or email Annisa at sswi.radiantriders@gmail.com

Sewing Bee – Thursday 25th July, 7pm at a ***secret venue***
We have a new members-only sewing club.  SSWI members please contact shoreditchsewingbee@gmail.com to find out the venue and to complete the questionnaire (if you have not already done so).
Shoreditch Sisters Beer Club
It’s been brewing for a while *groan* but our women’s beer club has officially opened for business!  Join the Facebook group to find out more info.  For those who aren’t on Facebook please email us for details. 
The Make EscapeTuesday 30th July, 7.30 – 11pm, Hackney Attic
Crafty SSWI members will be heading along the Make Escape’s July event, featuring cross stitching, fimo modelling and a chance to play retro games.  Anyone for Sonic and Donkey Kong?

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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.