Shilbottle WI, February meeting

At the February meeting of Shilbottle WI, there was a good turnout to listen to Helen Grierson from A1 Glass Studio.

She had brought along a stunning displayed of her fused and stained glass.

She explained how she had developed her business, taking on commissions and running workshops, where she passes on her knowledge of working with this fascinating material.

She is moving to Gallery 45 in Felton and some of us may be interested in taking up some of her classes.

We had brought along a collection of objects made of glass for the competition and Barbara Thompson was judged to be the winner from a wide variety of entries.

The majority of the members had attended the regular Indian meal at the Bengal Cottage and had their usual warm welcome with tasty food.

The next meal out will be the spring lunch at and names were taken at the February meeting.

The book group is going to the Playhouse to see the “Book Thief” as this was one of their set books. Some members are going to the Spring Council Meeting at the Royal Grammar School in Newcastle on March 1, and later in March we will have representatives at International Women’s Day at Cresswell House.

The next meeting has been re-arranged and we will be gathering at Sainsbury’s in Alnwick at 6.30pm on March 20, for a behind the scenes tour.