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March 2021

Treasures from the Royal School of Needlework Collection – Dr Susan Kay-Williams

March 4 @ 7:30 pm
Zoom
£5

Back by popular demand!This is a return of Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Royal School of Needlework Collection Curator and Archivist.. It will include a look at some of the interesting, unusual, beautiful and fascinating items in the RSN Collection of textiles and archive of designs and images from the 17th to the 21st Century.An event not to be missed so please book early to avoid disappointment.Email tickets@essexwi.org.uk or phone 01245 382233 and quote event reference RSN2

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The Delights and Possibilities of RHS Hyde Hall With Robert Brett, Curator

March 10 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom
£5

RHS Garden, Hyde Hall is presently one of four RHS gardens. Hyde Hall is undergoing major garden development including a new Winter Garden, large scale Perennial Meadow and a new Global Growth Vegetable Garden.With The Delights and Possibilities of RHS Hyde Hall, Robert Brett, the new Curator takes us on a journey detailing the changes that have, and are being made to this beautiful garden. The talk centres itself 2 years into this Strategic Investment, and explores these new developments…

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Pat Lumsdale’s Patchwork Strip Bag

March 20 @ 2:00 pm
Zoom
£5

Pat will be  demonstrating how to make a useful sturdy tote bag. The bag can have sides made up using a patchwork technique or a single piece of fabric.  The demonstration will show you how to construct the bag itself and also how to use one of the techniques to make up the sides.If you would also like a full colour instruction leaflet, with photographs of each stage of the process, Pat is offering this as a PDF download for the special…

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April 2021

Shakespeare – The Real Deal With Simon Bridge. Theatre in the Age of the Bard.

April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom
£5

By popular demand, and on Shakespeare’s birthday, the wonderful Simon Bridge is coming back to Essex WI with his fabulous take on Shakespeare. This time you can see him from the comfort of your own home.Simon will explore just what life was like for William Shakespeare, his actors and his audience and will try to answer the question “Why did Shakespeare write like that?” Simon will also relate some of his own experience of performing the Bard’s works – including…

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July 2021

Splash and Stitch with Pam Jermy at the WI Centre

July 21 @ 10:00 am
WI Centre
£32

 Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 27th April, 2021  10am to 1pmThis 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. You do not need to have any prior skills to do the painting on fabric and only basic embroidery stitches will be used when stitching, but these can…

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October 2021

Tunisian Crochet

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WI Centre
£25

You will learn how to start rows, the basic stitch, how to keep straight edges and how to finish. If you master these elements you can go on to learn another common stitch plus increases and decreases. You will get more out of this class if you can already crochet. Yarn will be provided but please bring your own crochet hooks sizes 4.5-7mm if you have them.Remember to bring your packed lunch.£25.00 per personClosing date 1st April 2019

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