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August 2021

FEWI Literary Lunches – Roz Hall – Clacton on Sea

August 2 @ 1:00 pm
Clacton on Sea Golf Club

FEWI presents Roz Hall at Clacton on Sea Golf Club.  Join us for a three course lunch and coffee, plus light hearted poems read and written by local poet Roz Hall. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when booking online) or call 0333 666 3366 (booking line open M-F 9-5 £1.80 fee per phone booking)

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FEWI Literary Lunches – Sarah Harrison – Southend

August 6 @ 12:00 pm
Saxon Hall, Southemd

Sarah doesn’t like to restrict herself to one genre so there’s something for everyone at her talks, especially as she is also a comedian and performer!  Lunch included. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.UK/fewi (there is NO booking fee when booking online) or call 0333 666 3366 (booking line open M-F 9-5pm, £1.80 fee per phone booking)

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Quilt Detective

August 12 @ 8:00 pm

Quilt Detective - The History & Mystery of Quilts Thurs 12 August, 8pm, on Zoom £5 Jane Cobbett is a tutor and collector of vintage patchwork, based in the West Midlands, she has a passion for old textiles and the methods used to create unusual and beautiful pieces from the smallest Victorian Love Token to full size quilts. Jane will share on screen a selection of her quilts and talk about the fascinating history of each quilt. She will cover the…

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FEWI Literary Lunches – Ruth Dagdall – The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

August 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Burnham on Crouch

Have you spent weeks wishing you were able to go out, able to wear that special dress, have a drink and a nice meal, and importantly meet up with your friends again. Well the Arts and Leisure Committee have the answer. This is the first of four Literary lunches we are holding around Essex, for you to attend and celebrate the end of lock down. Our first is with local crime fiction author, Ruth Dagdall. Ruth Dugdall is a novelist…

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September 2021

Gingham Embroidery – Mary Long – WI Centre

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WI Centre

We are pleased to welcome Mary Long to lead this morning workshop.   Using straight stitches on gingham material you will learn some decorative stitches and will make your own personalised, unique bookmark. Once you have learnt the principles of gingham embroidery you will be able to transfer these to many craft projects. All the materials you need to make the bookmark will be provided and this workshop is suitable for all abilities. Numbers are limited with a closing date ofThursday…

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New Speakers Day – WI Members Only

September 17 @ 9:45 am - 12:30 pm

This event is for Essex WI members only. Come and join us at our virtual New Speakers Day to be the first to hear the newest speakers around. A great way to find new ideas for meetings as well as to socialise with members from other WIs. To book your place go to: ticketsource.co.uk/fewi or call: 0333 666 3366 (booking line open Mon-Fri 9-5, £1.80 fee per booking via the telephone, free to book via the website) 

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Splash and Stitch with Pam Jermy at the WI Centre

September 22 @ 10:00 am
WI Centre

  Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th September 2021  10am to 1pm This is your opportunity to learn and develop two different skills with this exciting workshop completed over 2 sessions. In the first session you will be painting a scene on fabric  which you will embellish with silks and metallic thread in the second session. The workshop will be lead by Pam Jermy  and all your materials are included in the cost. You do not need to have any prior skills…

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October 2021


October 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre, WI Centre Whitelands, Terling Road,
Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2AG
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A Victorian-style Trapunto Bag Thursday 7 October 10am - 3pm £30 Trapunto is a padded and raised technique that will add an interesting aspect of texture to a piece of material . In this workshop, you will sew a little Victorian style draw string bag. with a trapunto design in the traditional white on white colourway. However, you can select your favourite fat quarter design and colours for the lining and back! It’s a mix of both hand and machine sewing…

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