Thursday, 3 February 2011
Women's Institute Craft Day at Women's Library, 12 Feb
Saturday 12th February 2011, 11-4pm
Join this special day to celebrate the crafts activities of The Women's Institute. The Women's Library holds the archives of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which were catalogued and made accessible to the public in 2004.
This day will bring together members of the WI from different federations to provide a historical context to WI crafts programmes, and the role that the WI has played in saving traditional crafts. It will also demonstrate some of the contemporary work of the WI and provide an opportunity to learn more with stalls, display and demonstrations including patchwork quilting, knitting, lacework, and
rug ragging amongst others. See some rag rugs here:
See some patchwork here:
Come and join this fun family day and learn new and traditional craft skills.