Crafty Chat Group

Our new venue is the Satellite Centre in Greenfield on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. There is usually a small charge towards the cost of materials and/or venue hire.

Members can learn a new craft or bring along some work of their own and join in the chatter.

The Crafty Chat Group is available to Saddleworth WI members only.

For further information contact saddleworthwi.craft@gmail.com


CRAFTY CHAT MEETINGS

Wednesday 13th October
Jam jar decorating/filling and making table decorations for the Autumn Fair

On the WI Stall we will be selling filled Jumble jars. These are jars filled with …. well whatever you want!
CLICK HERE for some ideas 

See Workshops, Events and Trips page for details of the Autumn Fair.


QUILLING

Instructions and template for making the box adorned with quilling flowers


Some of the Craft Group’s fantastic button pictures!


HELPING HEARTS MASTECTOMY PILLOWS

The finished pillows have been delivered to Maggie’s Oldham. Maggie’s is a lovely calming and welcoming space, offering support for anyone who has been affected by cancer.

“A huge thank you to Judith, Susan, and all the members of Saddleworth W.I. for donating these fabulous handmade mastectomy pillows for our centre visitors”
Centre Head Trish


WORRY MONSTERS

Once our knitters have finished their scarves for the homeless they might be interested in knitting Worry Monsters with scraps of wool to help anxious children.
https://www.knitfornowt.org/worry-puppet-patterns


KNITTING SCARVES FOR HOMELESS CHARITIES

Lancashire Federation Challenge:
Knit the SHROPSHIRE WAY – 160 miles

All scarves created will be donated to a charity to help homeless people in the region.

Picture shows two of the SWI knitters measuring our contribution – 15 scarves – 0.1 mile.


Provisional Programme for Forthcoming in-person Meetings:

November – Pebble Painting. Using Acrylic paints (many colours in stock). Could also decorate pebbles to use as plant/herb markers
DecemberFlower arranging.

Suggested topics for future meetings:
Fabric Rope Making
Origami
Pin cushions
Hand sanitiser holder

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

SPRING CHICKS

Our first attempt on the chicks was not totally successful (!) but we have not given up hope!
The trick seems to be keeping the wool as tight as possible and perhaps having slightly longer lengths of wool so they can be secured more easily.

Equipment needed:
3 colours of wool – ideally yellow, white and red
Scissors
Cardboard eg. flap of a box, cut to 8.5 x 12 cms
Round buttons for eyes
Glue to attach beak and eyes

Watch video here to see how it’s made.


PAPER FLOWER WREATH MAKING

Congratulations to everyone who produced such wonderful creations.

Equipment needed:
Coloured Paper (foldable) cut into circles of about 9 cm diameter, 6 circles per flower
A different coloured paper to fold to make the leaves
Scissors
Glue stick
Possibly a Glue Gun to attach the flowers to the cardboard
Cardboard to make the backing for the wreath

Watch the video here if you wish to make a wreath.


SIMPLE CROCHET FLOWER 

Equipment needed:
yarn, a corresponding size crotchet hook, ie for thin yarn a 3.5 is adequate, for thicker yarn like double knit use a 4 or 5 size hook, plus scissors and a yarn needle.

Watch the video here

Bella Coco Crochet Classes
For anyone wishing to start learning crochet techniques Gill has recommended Bella Coco YouTube videos which are very easy to follow. There are 5 videos in the series and the links are below.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4 
Episode 5


RECIPES

Please send us your favourites.

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Tea Loaf

Portuguese Cataplana

Janet Saggerson’s Olive Oil Bread


TEDDIES
Download the Frontline Hero Bear Free Crochet Pattern