The next meeting of Craft Club will be on Thursday, 7th June 2018 between 7pm to 9pm in The Lounge at the Congregational Church, Market Harborough.
The topic will be Appliqué, so you need to bring along your own picture to copy, some scraps of fabric, embroidery threads and sewing equipment.
At the last meeting in May, ten members tore up paper and got very sticky gluing pieces down to make decoupage boxes! Materials ranged from old magazines and comics to wrapping paper and even music sheets, with some very impressive results being produced.
New members always welcome.
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There’s still time to sign up for the first meeting of our new Walking Club which will now take place on:
Sunday, 3rd June 2018 at 10 am
Meet at The Commons Car Park, Market Harborough.
Contact Roseanne on e-mail to put your name down: email@example.com
We will be walking up to Union Wharf in Market Harborough and along the tow path, which is looking really lovely at this time of year. The walk should take between 1hr 15mins to 1hr 30mins approximately. Afterwards we will be relaxing, having a coffee and a chat. It’s a great opportunity to get fit while sharing some time with friends.
Do try and come along and support Roseanne and Fiona with this new venture, which many of you asked for on the recent survey. It’s your chance to put forward ideas about future walks – locations, days, times, length, etc.
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We had a really fascinating talk last Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, from Matthew Kefford, who works for the charity ‘Medical Detection Dogs’.
This charity has been established since 2008 and is based at Great Horwood (Milton Keynes). It is run entirely by volunteers and receives no funding from government, in spite of preventing many costly paramedic call outs and hospital admissions.
There are two main types of dog:
1. Medical Alert Assistance Dogs who support people with complex health conditions, primarily Type 1 diabetes, but also conditions such as nut allergies, seizures.
The dogs use their amazing sense of smell to detect minute odour changes emitted prior to an emergency episode and alert the person to take their medication before they collapse.
This can transform patients’ lives, enabling them to feel more confident and independent.
2. Bio Detection Dogs are trained to detect minute odours associated with many cancers and other diseases at a very early stage. These dogs screen research samples from patients at the centre – they never ‘indicate’ on a person. It is hoped these dogs could help scientists and medics develop faster, cheaper, non-invasive methods of diagnosis.
We were all astounded at the amazing work these dogs do. If you would like to know more or are interested in helping support the work of this charity, they can be contacted as follows.
Tel: 01296 655888
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We are planning to have a Book Sale at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 and are looking for donations of all kinds of books – fiction, non-fiction, cookery, crafts, children’s books etc.
You can either bring your books to our monthly meeting tomorrow, 23rd May, or to our monthly meeting on 27th June. So clear out all those old books and make room on your shelves for some new summer reading!
There is a lot happening at Market Harborough WI over the next few months so you might want to make a note of the following events for your diary:
This Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 – our Monthly Meeting
We will have Matthew Kefford coming to talk to us about Medical Detection Dogs. These fantastic dogs are trained to detect major life-threatening diseases. Sure to be a fascinating talk.
Also, don’t forget to sign up/pay for some of our forthcoming social events:
Tuesday, 3rd July, at 11 am – Walking with Alpacas in Charnwood Forest
Listen to a short talk all about alpacas, followed by a chance to walk with the alpacas in the forest. Plenty of chances to take those selfies with the alpacas! Afterwards enjoy some delicious pancakes!
Saturday, 18th August – Family Day Out to Wistow Maze
This is a chance to bring your friends, family and children along for a fun day out trying to find your way around Wistow Maze.
Thursday, 13th September (provisional) – Botanic Gardens, Oadby, Leicester at 2pm
Guided tour around these lovely gardens, followed by tea and cake.
A coach full of members from Market Harborough WI set off early on Friday morning, 18th May 2018 to visit the Emma Bridgewater Pottery Factory in Stoke-on-Trent.
On arrival, we were taken on a very interesting tour of this friendly and homely Victorian factory. We were introduced to various traditional crafts people, such as the jiggers, the jolliers, the fettlers, the casters and the decorators as they transformed lumps of clay into the lovely designs that we have come to recognise as the hallmark of Emma Bridgewater.
Some members eagerly got involved too! READY, STEADY ………
Then we were treated to a delicious ‘afternoon tea’ style lunch!
We also got a chance to have a go in the Decorating Studio, selecting plain white pottery pieces and adorning them with our own choice of flowers, animals, birds and spots!
Many thanks to Diane Claridge for organising such a fabulous trip!
It’s been a really amazing and busy week at Market Harborough WI. Last Tuesday, 15th May 2018, Market Harborough WI organised a very successful, fundraising event at Market Harborough Theatre, with the help of SOS Charity Fashion Shows.
Six of our intrepid members nervously stepped out to model garments from many well known High Street stores, plus clothes from French and Italian designer wear.
They were soon confidently strutting their stuff, wafting and gliding their way through the audience in garments of their own choice..
Members and their guests were then able to try on garments and purchase items with huge discounts off the original price.