Crafty Chat Group

The Craft Group has been quiet for a while, but many members have been busy with their own craft projects during lockdown. Indeed, some have taken up new crafts to pass the time.

A meeting has been held for us to start activating the renamed Crafty Chat group over Zoom working out a programme for the coming months. All welcome.

ALL CRAFT GROUP FACE TO FACE MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

When Coronavirus restrictions are lifted we meet at Uppermill Cricket Club on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. There is usually a £2 charge towards the cost of materials.

Members can learn a new craft or bring along some work of their own and join in the chatter. The bar is open and tea or coffee are available but please bring your own mug.

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

For further information contact Karen at saddleworthwi.craft@gmail.com


CRAFTY CHAT ZOOM MEETINGS

Wednesday March 10th 7.00 pm via Zoom
PAPER FLOWER WREATH

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 practice making the flowers and leaves before the meeting.

Tuesday March 16th 3.00 pm via Zoom
CROCHET

We will continue to develop our skills in the art of crochet.


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


KNITTING SCARVES FOR HOMELESS CHARITIES

Members of Shropshire WI Federation have started a challenge to knit scarves the length of the Shropshire Way and then donate them to homeless charities. However the Shropshire Way is 190 miles in length which means over 200,000 scarves will need to be knitted! Members of Lancashire Federation, along with four other Federations, have been invited to take part in the project. 

Scarf dimensions should be 60″ long, 6″ wide and can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn in fleece. Feel free to freestyle but, if you’re stuck, there is a link to a simple pattern HERE.

We have until the end of the year to keep our needles busy.

Once we have finished knitting, the scarves will be collected from us, measured and then distributed to homeless charities in the Bolton and Salford areas. Of course depending on the enthusiasm of our members we could do something with a more local theme – could we knit the length of the canal for instance?


RECIPES

Please send us your favourites.

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Tea Loaf

Portuguese Cataplana

Janet Saggerson’s Olive Oil Bread


FACEMASKS

Useful for our own members now they are compulsory in most indoor situations.
No need for a sewing machine.

Find a pattern HERE


TEDDIES
Download the Frontline Hero Bear Free Crochet Pattern