KINGSTON WI: Craft evening, February 2. There were seven craft activities available for members to sample paper flowers; Shanballa, bracelet making; triangular baskets made of card; Robins, a Christmas decoration; peg doll monks; brass rubbing. Both members and non-members were teachers for the evening. As members arrived they collected their wine tea or coffee and so began the social time. There were several apologies for non-attendance and then Carol Taplin gave her treasurers report. Twenty-five members had paid their annual subscription and that although the current funds were good that would change as monies were sent to headquarters.
Activities include a walk on Monday March 6 in Seaford; meet at the end of the street. Pilates is every Tuesday, 2pm to 3pm in the Parish Hall. Choir returns on Fridays, 4.30pm at Peggy’s house; and craft club is at the pavilion each Friday at 2pm. A delegate is required to attend a Federation annual meeting at Eastbourne Winter Garden on March 29, closing date was yesterday, Thursday. A craft day at Crowborough on March 6, 10am is at the Community Centre. There is to be a visit to Kwik Fit on March 30, which interested members need to sign up for and we need one more member to make up a team for a quiz on April 25 at the Meridian Centre.
After the business concluded the crafts began to draw those interested to give them a try. Each of the tables had up to five members trying out each activity. I tried making a robin instructed by Penny Crawley which consisted of sewing a circle ‘red breast, a beak and stitching eyes’ on a square of fabric. Next I joined that and another square of fabric leaving a gap at one corner. The small bag was then stuffed and two legs inserted before closing the gap. The final touch was to create the wings and Robin was done. I next went to the bracelet making with Beverley Wakeford-Brown. The craft is from India and consisted of joining three soft black laces with a macramé like process and at certain points seven beads are incorporated into the strip. I was unable to sample all the crafts but at the end of the meeting the members appeared to have enjoyed the evening and hopefully they may continue with the activity they sampled. Our next meeting is on March 2 at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall. (Helen Dudley).
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