Craster WI, Meeting

The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.'Picture by Jane Coltman
The stone carving at the entrance to Craster.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Members of Craster WI were happy to meet up again in the Memorial Hall for the April meeting, having missed their March meeting due to it being cancelled because of the Beast of the East.

The meeting opened with Jerusalem then President Jackie gave an overview of forthcoming events and notices in the absence of our secretary Marion.

Our Easter Bunny Drive had been a resounding success and raised £122 towards funds.

Volunteers were requested to help with the Craster clean-up community initiative, which takes place on April 21, at 10am.

Correspondence included invitationsfrom Brizlee WI and to partake in Longhoughton WIs centenary celebrations. Forthcoming events from county were summarised, including a Domino Drive at Stannington, and a visit to Northumberlandia. Jackie then presented birthday flowers to Pauline and Joi.

Jackie introduced Elspeth Horsfield for a talk and demonstration on Painting on Silk. She took up this creative hobby of painting on silk about five years ago and has now built up a successful business having produced approximately 600 silk scarves over this time period.

Elspeth explained the painting process and the different techniques and tools she uses to produce each unique scarf. Members were shown a wide variety of colourful scarves each with a different design and had the opportunity to purchase a scarf on the night.

Jackie gave Elspeth a vote of thanks for such an interesting talk.

Members enjoyed a buffet supper and competition winners for a pink object were: 1 Hilary Punton; 2 Shirley Tucker; 3 Nancy Grey. Raffle winner was Sylvia Biott.