Press

2016

1 February – LilyLipstick – January Roundup

25 January – Mollie Makes – The Rise of the Modern WI

2015

19 December – Farmers Guardian Insight – Women’s Institute, A Force that Changed the Shape of Women’s History

12 November – Radio 6 Music – Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable With the WI

24 September – War on Want – The Pressure on Women who both Buy and Make Clothes 

15 September – Financial Business Times – Women’s Institute centenary: 100 years of UK’s largest voluntary women’s organisation

10 September – Financial Times – Women’s Institute tweets and knits its way into second century

20 July – The Arts Desk – Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers, BBC Two

20 July – The Independent – Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers: Lucy Worsley’s 100 Years of the WI, TV review: the naked truth behind the war

20 July – Evening Standard – Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers: Five awesome things the WI did

20 July – The Radio Times – Lucy Worsley Toasts 100 Years of the WI

5 June – The Guardian – For the WI’s 100th birthday its Manchester chapter got a new tattoo

June – Liberty – Liberty Windows: Dalston Darlings and Shoreditch Sisters

1 June – BBC 2 Newsnight (TV)

11 March – International Business Times – WOW festival showed feminist movement is nearing critical mass

4 March – Craft and the Creative Economy (Book)

16 February – Asylum Aid – Set Her Free: Ending the detention of women who seek asylum

21 January – Open Democracy – #SetHerFree: a spectrum of solidarity for refugee women

20 January – Nouse – Vagina of the Valley

14 January – Middle East Monitor – #SetHerFree – a campaign to end the inhumane detention of women in the UK

9 January – Now.Here.This – Think your way to a better 2015

 

2014

4 December – New Statesmen – The New Statesman Christmas campaign 2014: end the detention of women seeking asylum

27 September – The Telegraph – Women’s Institute is waving the flag for homegrown food

7 September – ITV News (Press) – Sisters show their solidarity

 17 June – openDemocracy – Knitted Together: Crafting a culture of welcome for refugee women

10 June 2014 – Questia – Our Quilt of Many Colours; TRENDS; What Do You Get When You Knit Together a Group of East End Girls and Refugees from Conflict Zones? A Blanket without Borders, Says Susannah Butter

10 June – NewZulu – London: Shoreditch Sisters knit for the rights of victims of sexual assault

10 June – Evening Standard – A blanket without borders: Angelina Jolie’s quilted gift from refugees and East End girls

10 June – London Live (TV) – Crafty Londoners to present Angelina Jolie with huge knitted ‘solidarity quilt’

10 June – The Independent – Shoreditch Sisters Solidarity Quilt on London Live

16 April – Women for Refugee Women – Knitted Together

11 April – Bedfordshire News – SetHerFree campaigners take quilt and messages of support to Yarl’s Wood.

January – Rin Hamburgh – Crafts can make a difference – Woman’s World

 

2013

6 November – Channel 4 – The Cruel Cut (Film)

4 November – WI Kitchen Stories – Cake or death?

1 November – The Guardian – Women’s Institute’s new wave crafts its own politics in crochet and patchwork

31 October 2013 – Third Sector – Women’s Institute membership surges by more than 18,000 this year

30 October 2013 – The Telegraph – The WI: women who won’t be institutionalised

30 October 2013 – The Guardian – The Women’s Institute is resurgent – and we should not be surprised

29 October 2013 – Daily Mail – It must be jammed in that WI meeting! Women’s Institute swamped when 350 eager new recruits stormed club registration night

23 August – Evening Standard – Jam and vagina quilts: meet the Shoreditch Sisters and Dalston Darlings, London’s WI women.

17 August 2013 – The Guardian – The Women’s Institute – no longer about ‘jam and Jerusalem’

20 June – Guerilla Science – Brazil: The Curtains of Love

16 June – Guerilla Science – Brazil: Stitching Vulva

 

2011
18 July – BBC Radio 4 – Arguably the trendiest WI in Britain, their latest project is a ‘vulva quilt’ to highlight the issue of female genital mutilation.

12 March – Hackney Gazette – Shoreditch Sisters fight female genital mutilation

A Force To Be Reckoned With: A History of the Women’s Institute (Book)

 

2010

11 December – The Guardian – Sisters who stand up to sexism, I salute you

February – The Telegraph – Quilting: How to get started

 

2009

19 February – Queens of Vintage – Make Do and Mend with the Shoreditch Sisters WI

 

2008

18 October – The Telegraph – LittleBigPlanet: Knit your own videogame

22 August – The Telegraph – Do good feminists bake cupcakes?

23 April – The Telegraph – Women’s Institute: is this the trendiest WI in Britain?