Posts By: Puckeridgewi

November Monthly Meeting – Jewellery Making

In November we tried jewellery making. Armed with a beading needle, some findings, a pack of beads and some expert instruction, the room fell quiet whilst we all concentrated on the beading pattern to make a beautiful bracelet and matching pair of earrings each. Our next meeting is our pre-booked Christmas meal so we will… Read more »

Craft Club

We started our Craft Club a few months ago as a lot of our members are creative with some owning craft businesses.   It was an excuse for like minded members to get together to chat, share ideas and eat cake – just like our main WI meetings!   It is also great to allocate… Read more »

Handmade Christmas Fair – November 15th – List of Stallholders

Sunday 15th November from 11am-3pm at the Standon & Puckeridge Community Centre, Station Road, Puckeridge, SG11 1TF The Christmas Fair is almost upon us and we have a great line up of local makers, producers, craftspeople and creatives.   There will also be refreshments available for purchase, and a charity raffle to raise money for the… Read more »

October Monthly Meeting – In The Pantry

Ian Waller visited in October and gave his talk about the story behind the well known food  brands you find in your cupboards. He told us about how Cadbury started making chocolate Easter eggs in 1875, and how Dairy Milk didn’t appear until 1905. Many of the food brands also issued collectibles such as the… Read more »

Film Club – Suffragette

On 20th October, 3 of us turned up at the Empire Bishop’s Stortford for the first Puckeridge WI film club, which fittingly was a screening of Suffragette. The film stars Carey Mulligan as a mother, accidentally caught up in the suffragette movement.   She then takes up the cause. The film takes us through some of… Read more »

September Monthly Meeting – Pointless

Our September meeting was Pointless.   No, we haven’t gone all despondent.   Due to our planned speaker having to cancel at the eleventh hour, we came up with our own version of the TV game show Pointless.   Unfortunately Alexander Armstrong was unavailable so Secretary Louise stepped into his shoes, and we had to… Read more »

Handmade Christmas Craft Fair – Stallholders Required

We are looking for stallholders to sell at our annual Handmade Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 15th November 2015.   (Please note we are no longer accepting stallholders with jewellery or cards) This highly successful event has been running in Puckeridge for several years, and this is the second year that we have been running the fair to… Read more »

Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers – BBC2 20/7/15

After a short delay for the over-running golf, Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers, a celebration of the WI centenary by Lucy Worsley was broadcast on BBC2. Lucy took us through the history of the WI from it’s origins in Canada, and Madge Watt addressing the local women in the Llanfair PG “shed” on Sept 11th… Read more »

June Monthly Meeting – Ceramic Painting

Sarah of Something to Treasure visited our June meeting with a collection of blank ceramics for members to decorate.   Everyone listened as Sarah described hints and techniques to try, before being set loose on the range of bowls, vases, plates and cups.   Even those who were less than confident in their artistic talents… Read more »