Friday, 22 June 2012

June meeting pictures

On Thursday 21st June we held our latest WI meeting.

Sport and Fashion

We had a talk by Rosemary Harden. Rosemary is curator at the Fashion Museum in Bath where she has worked for over 20 years. Rosemary has organised a number of exhibitions including Women of Style (2000), John Bates Fashion Designer (2006) and The Diana Dresses (2010).

This year the Fashion Museum have an exhibition on Sport and Fashion and Rosemary described how sports clothing has had a significant impact on the world of women's fashion, for example the link between tennis and the mini skirt, and horse riding and the tailored jacket.

(Credit: Fashion Museum)

For more information and to find out about visiting the Fashion Museum to see the current exhibition along with the incredible archive of garments, please visit the website.

Hooks and needles

We spent the rest of the evening in yarn joy, with experts showing novices how to knit and crochet.  Thanks to everyone who brought along yarn, needles and hooks and a special thank you to the lovely lovely people at Future Publishing for providing us with bundles of yarn, hooks, needles and patterns. They have also provided us with a FromeWI special offer on The Making Spot. Woohoo!

A bit of needle felting with Gilly...

Ladies getting stuck in...

If you would like to join in more regular knit chat online then please join our Ravelry group. We are thinking of setting up some knit alongs/hook alongs for us to craft together from the comfort of our sofas.

If you are interested in meeting up in person to craft then please get in touch either via Facebook or email and we'll set something up.

Thanks and thanks again!

So as always, thanks to everyone who came along. It's such a lovely way to spend an evening - chatting, learning and eating cake.

Thanks to those who brought drinks and a huge thank you to the ladies who baked cakes. The cake standard is AMAZING and I for one look forward to them every month! I only managed to get 2 pictures as they were all gobbled up really quickly!

Next month

The July meeting will take place on Thursday 19th July and will be vaguely Olympics themed.

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