A couple of years ago I started a craft club with my Womens Institute, we aim to meet once a month, at the moment there’s just a handful of us so we meet in each others houses. Usually we just take our own craft and sit and stitch (or knit) and chat, it’s a lovely social coupe of hours. Of course, being WI, we usually partake of tea and home made cake as well!!
Every few months someone volunteers to run a mini workshop, we’ve had quilting ones, felting, silk painting, and last week Hazel volunteered to do a flower arranging workshop.
We spent a lovely couple of hours learning how to make a small table decoration, with two candles and a supermarket bunch of flowers One thing we all noticed is that trying to buy flowers just after Valentines Day is not a good idea, there’s hardly any stock or choice. I ended up with some very pretty pink/cream roses, a bit more than I wanted to spend, but only a £1 more than lots of mediocre flowers. The foliage came from everyone’s gardens.
Craft Club is a great time to socialise, as usually at meetings there really isn’t that much time to chat. Hazel, as usual,had done some baking, so we had homemade scones and lemon cake, together with a cup of Yorkshire tea.