Loraine is organising a meal out for us on Monday 17th March at 7.30pm. It will cost £29.99 for two people, to include two courses & a glass of wine. Sounds good to me-I’m going! If you are interested please collar Loraine on Tuesday-but please be warned- she will need your money along with your booking! A cheque is fine. We have had a few meals out now & we thought we’d have a change from Merit’s-good though it is. So please think about coming with us-we always seem to have a good time!
We welcome Jeanette Bell to our meeting on 11th March. She will be showing us how to produce a dainty flower arrangement in a small container such as a tea cup. So please join us for a natter & a laugh as well, at the Whitehouse at 7.30-don’t be late! Please bring a pretty cup & saucer or similar-we have a small number if you can’t find one -& if you have it some foliage from your garden-oh,- your own scissors will make things easier for you too! Jeanette will be bringing flowers for us, so there will be a small charge for those-members £3.00, visitors £5.00.
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday in the month
Venue: 1 Gresham Road, Hampton, TW12 3RB
Time: 7:30 ish
Join us to explore, make, chat, swap and swatch.
Learn a new knitting trick every month or just bring along your current project and sit and knit with like minded wool addicts!
Let’s talk about socks!
Knitted felt … more accurately called ‘fulling’ . You’ll need to bring yarn made from animal fibre – sheep, llama, alpaca. Synthetic fibres will not felt.
Crochet … a natural partner to knitting. Start with creating a crochet edge to a knitted swatch. Learn to make a traditional ‘Granny Square’.
Get creative with colour. Be inspired by art and nature to swatch some new colour combinations, and have a go at Fair Isle.
Learn to cable. Take a good look at some classic Aran designs.
Contact Kit firstname.lastname@example.org Landline 0208 783 0440
Another very well attended & pretty noisy meeting!
This month, the white heat of technology burned brightly in Hampton when Kit, Jacqui & Chris initiated us into the secret (to most of us anyway) world of social media! It’s all so much easier when somebody who knows their stuff shows you & explains it all to you! Now we can hold our heads up in front of our grandchildren!
We had several laptops set up & some people brought their ipads & tablets, so there was no shortage of equipment. And no shortage of interest from our members & friends either. We looked at our own website & Jacqui explained what we could find on it how to make the most of it, then we watched presentations about some of the better known sites including Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. We even purely by chance, came across our WI neighbours at Teddington tweeting to each other while we watched! Couldn’t have organised it better!
Our Twitter conversation with Teddington WI
As usual, we had our raffle & we would like to thank Pauline for organising the refreshments & making some of her lovely cakes for us.
Join us for a fun and interactive evening. The evening will be a chance for novices and new comers to find out a bit more about social media applications such as Twitter and Facebook, and for those who are already knowledgeable to spread their knowledge among the group.
We will show a demonstration of our own website and how we can all use it as a great resource. None of us proclaim to be experts but we are sure we can all learn from each other. Please feel free to bring along your laptops and tablets and any questions or IT issues you have and we will see if somehow we can solve them.
Hampton WI started 2014 with a Quiz Night. Kit, our Vice President, did all the hard work & also ran the evening, as our President, Suriya, couldn’t be with us. Well, she missed a very good evening! Many of our current members attended & we were pleased to welcome 10 visitors, some of whom joined on their first night with us. We would like to extend these hardy souls a very warm welcome and hope they will enjoy our company. Kit set up four-yes-four different quizzes to challenge us & we in our various assorted groups, endeavoured to come up with the answers-or at least sensible answers!
Hatherop Park by Chrissie Kemm
We also brought along our photos for the Hampton in Winter competition & everybody voted for their favourite-Chrissie came out winner, with her photo of Hatherop Park, a surprisingly little known beauty spot. It was a difficult choice-what a talented bunch we have at Hampton!
It was a pleasingly casual evening, which had been the intention, giving our members plenty of time to chat. The committee have decided that actually, chatting is what we enjoy most of all! Glenys, our social secretary organised our customary raffle & Pauline one of our keen cake makers, did her usual good job with the refreshments.
Happy New Year everyone.
Tuesday night will be our annual quiz evening a great way to start the new year with some informal quizzes set up around the room that you can dip in and out of while catching up with friends after Christmas.
Kit will also run the first Photographic competition of the year so please bring your printed entries for display and judging. The theme is Winter in Hampton (and surrounding areas)
If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts that might make great raffle prizes please bring them along and Glenys can use them through the year