Hampshire Federation Christmas Sugar Craft Workshop Saturday 14 November 2015

Christmas is a while away yet, but Sotonettes members have been invited to the forthcoming Hampshire WI sugar craft workshop in Burley, where you can come along and make two Christmas-inspired cake decorations for your Christmas cake, led by Josie Smith.

Members will be able to create Christmas-inspired flowers and figures to top your cake – the two hour session will be divided into two with afternoon tea in the middle. All materials will be provided, including fondant icing and colourings.

Parking will be available at the workshop, held at Myrtle Hall, Copse Road, Burley, 2 – 4 pm.

Book now to avoid disappointment; the closing date for applications is Friday 16 October 2015.

Contact sotonettes@gmail.com or talk to one of the committee at September’s Sotonettes meeting if you would like to book a place; tickets are £12.50 each.

The Romsey Show, Saturday 12 September 2015, Broadlands Park

A last call to arms for all you crafters out there…


It’s now just three weeks to the Romsey Show, Broadlands Park, Romsey!

Sotonettes members have been invited (individually or as a group) to enter the WI Tent Craft Competition. The categories are:

• Individual Entry: “Jam and Jerusalem” – any craft
• Group Entry: “This Green and Pleasant Land”

And for the WI meets Bake off…..

• WI Sugar Craft Competition: 100 Years of the WI – 3 hours on 12 September in the WI Tent to create something wonderful out of sugar paste!

More information can be found here and at www.romseyshow.co.uk, plus see what our former President, Hannah Farmer, had to say about last year’s event.

Calling all budding Sotonettes craft teachers!

We’ve been contacted by the Hampshire Federation on behalf of Creative Arts, who are looking for craft teachers to exhibit at their Craft Selection Day on October 10th 2015 in Weyhill, Andover.

The day will be a great opportunity for craft teachers to spread their talents and skills throughout the WI in Hampshire. There will be lots of people coming on the day, looking for ideas for next year or even the year after’s programme.

If you’re crafty and you’d like to find out more, please contact jen.best@hotmail.co.uk for further details. A couple of the Sotonettes committee will also be attending this event as visitors, so we look forward to seeing you there if you have a craft to share!


A Crafty Event: Craft, Material and Fabric Sale at Denman

For those of you who might like a trip a bit further afield, there will be a sale of donated papercraft items, threads, fabric and sewing goods at Denman, Oxfordshire, on Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am to 5pm.

Entrance and parking is free, and this event is open to Sotonettes members, friends, family and any other crafty people!

For more information email Joan Sherrin at vjoansherrin@ntlworld.com.

Please note: There will be no demonstrations, house and garden tours or lunches provided at this event. It is volunteer run and all proceeds will go to Denman.