Reminder: Monthly Meeting on Wednesday!

The next monthly meeting of the MHWI will be on 24th February at 7.30pm.

We’ll be trying out Faux Calligraphy – zoom access details, a list of items required and copies of the worksheets to be printed have been sent out by email. Please get in touch if you have not received it!

February Faux Calligraphy Image

And we shall also be announcing the winner of our photography competition. A link to the photos is included in the email so that you can have a preview of the photos that have been submitted

See you all on Wednesday!

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A Blanket Success Story!

You may remember that the members of the MHWI Craft Club was busy knitting a big pile of squares in a mix of colours for a charity blanket project a few month back. 

Craft Club Squares Nov 2020

Well – they were duly handed in to the Framework Knitters Company who have turned them into a lovely blanket and donated it to a loving home as part of their community charity project:

Blanket 205 Notts

Thank you to all those that participated in the project – so nice to see your work go to a good cause!

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Reminder: Deadline for Photo Submission next Monday!

Just a reminder that the submission deadline for our photo competition is approaching fast. If you would like to participate, please send your photos to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com or our ‘The Ladies Who Can‘ WhatsApp Group by the end of 15th February!

January 2021 Smartphone photography

Winners will be announced at the next monthly meeting on the 24th February.

Good luck!

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Dates for the Diary

Can you believe that we are already in February! Hopefully you had a great month and are ready to join in to at least some of the exciting sessions we have planned for our members at the Market Harborough WI for the next three months!

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* * * F E B R U A R Y * * *

Thursday, 4th February

Craft Club at 7.30 pm – Note the new time of 7.30pm! Join us for a chat and a natter and to work on our Easter projects. Email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com for the zoom details if you would like to join

Monday, 8th February

Book Club Meeting at 7.30pm – The book of the month is Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh. Zoom details will be send out via email to all book club members, so get in touch if you would like to join!

Sunday, 14th February – Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Day

Monday, 15th February

Closing date for the MHWI Photography Competition! So get your entries in on time to marketharboroughwi@gmail.com. Please ensure that you include your name and the category for each submission! Winners will be announced at the February monthly meeting.

Wednesday, 24th February

Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm. If you were ever worried about your handwriting, our February Meeting will be for you as we are planning a Zoom workshop about Faux Calligraphy. Jane Lappage will teach us how to make some simple items using templates that will be send out to everyone beforehand via email. No experience needed – just join in and try it! And of course we will also announce the winners of our Photographic Competition at this meeting – so if you entered make sure to be there!

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Thursday, 4th March

Craft Club at 7.30 pm – likely via Zoom unless restictions have been lifted. Join us for a chat and a natter and to work on our projects.

Monday, 8th March

Book Club Meeting at 7.30 pm  The book of the month for March will be Trumpet by Jackie Kay.

Sunday, 14th March – Mother’s Day

Mothers Day

Wednesday, 24th March

Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm. For this meeting we are planning a Zoom Talk by Debbie Bradley about ‘How to start your family tree’. This absorbing past time has found many new fans while people were grounded during the lock-downs last year. If you are interested and would like to find out how to go about diving into your family’s past why not join us – Zoom access details will be send out by email to all members closer to the day.

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Thursday, 1st April 

Craft Club at 7.30 pm – No – its no joke! We will be meeting at 7.30 pm for our monthly chat and crafting session. Email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com for the zoom details if you would like to join

Friday, 2nd April – Monday, 5th April

white petaled flower bouquet on white surface

Monday, 12th April

Book Club Meeting at 7.30pm – Watch this space for the announcement of the book of the month for April. Zoom details will be send out via email to all book club members, so get in touch if you would like to join!

Wednesday, 28th April

Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm. For this meeting we will try Quilling. Jane Jenkins has been teaching Quilling for 40 years and will introduce us to all six of the basic quilling techniques through making of three flower cards. No experience needed – just join in and try it!

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We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news. And please remember to let us know if your contact details change so that you won’t be missing out!

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Turn your Phone into a Camera on 27th January!

Our first monthly meeting in 2021 will be a Zoom Tutorial with Phil Aldridge, who runs a local photography group. Phil will show us how to impress family and friends with stunning photos taken on mobile phones by improving our photography skills. He will cover some of the less well-known features of smartphone cameras, some useful smartphone techniques and give some general photographic composition advice. You can either have your phone at the ready to try Phil’s tips and tricks out during the session or take notes for later.

January 2021 Smartphone photography

To give you an incentive to practice at your leisure we will be holding a competition. Members are invited to submit a photo in one or more of the following categories:

              • Scenery

              • Buildings

              • Nature

              • People

Phil will be judging the submissions for us. The winning entries will receive a prize and be announced at the February Monthly Meeting. More details will be given during the meeting, so come and join us on the 27th January at 7.30pm. Zoom access details will be send out closer to the day via email.

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Book Club Update

Happy New Year – lovely to see you all last night. And welcome to our new member!

We all enjoyed our latest read of Dominicana by Angie Cruz and had an interesting discussion around the subject of immigration from the Dominican Republic. Other books recommended were:

  • Everything I ever told you – Celeste Nga
  • Midnight Library – Matt Haig
  • American Dirt – Jeanine Cummins 
  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • Bear Town – Fredrick Backman

For our next meeting on February 8th at 7.30pm we will be reading Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh. Book Club Feb 2021

And for those of you that want to plan even further ahead, the March Book of the Month will be Trumpet by Jackie KayBook Club March 2021

Happy Reading!

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Be Creative! Craft Club Update

Last week the MHWI Craft Club held their first meeting this year to discuss plans for crafting in the next few months.

Craft Club Jan 2021

With Covid-19 restrictions not likely to be lifted in the near future, the group decided to investigate if silk painting and creating re-useable food covers could be done via Zoom. In the meantime a bunch of patterns for creating Easter decorations was shared for everyone to get started making some by the next meeting on

Thursday, 4th February at 7.30 pm

If you are a regular, please note the revised time of 7.30pm! And if you would like to join in (or would like a copy of the patterns) please get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com – Zoom access details will be send out by email, so make sure your name is on the list!

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Reminder: Book Club on Monday!

The next Book Club Meeting will be on Monday, 11th January at 7.30 pm. Our book of the month is ‘Dominicana’ by Angie Cruz

Zoom access details are distributed by email, so please get in touch with marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you would like to join the mailing list or need any additional information on how to join the Book Club.

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Dates for the Diary

Welcome to 2021 and new shiny diaries! Here is what we have planned for our members at the Market Harborough WI for the next three months so you can be sure not to miss a thing!

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Thursday, 7th January

Craft Club at 7pm – via Zoom since restrictions on meeting in person are still in place. Join in for a chat and to plan the projects for the coming months! Zoom details will be distributed by email to the craft club members, so make sure you are on the list!

Sunday, 10th January

Resolutions Poll closing: As we can’t meet in person at the moment, we will be collecting your votes for the 2021 Resolutions online via a Doodle poll. The poll will be closing on the 10th January, so don’t delay: Make sure your vote counts by going online and voting for your favourite proposal. If you have lost the link to the poll, please get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com and we will re-send it to you.

Monday, 11th January

Book Club Meeting – The Book of the Month for January will be ‘Dominicana’ by Angie Cruz. The meeting will take place via Zoom and time and access details will be sent out closer to the day to book club members – If your new year’s resolution is to read more, get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com to join!

Wednesday, 13th January

Committee Meeting at 7.30pm via Zoom

Wednesday, 27th January

Monthly Meeting at 7.30 pm. Our first monthly meeting in 2021 will be a Zoom Tutorial with Phil Aldridge, who runs a local photography group. Phil will show us how to impress family and friends with stunning photos taken on mobile phones by improving our photography skills. You can either have your phone at the ready to try Phil’s tips and tricks out during the session or take notes for later. To give you an incentive to practice at your leasure we will be holding a competition to be judged by Phil – join us on the 27th to find out more!

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Thursday, 4th February

Craft Club at 7.30 pm – likely via Zoom unless restictions have been lifted. Join us for a chat and a natter and to work on our projects.

Monday, 8th February

Book Club Meeting – Save the day: time and location will depend on which meeting restrictions will be in place at the time. The shortlisted options for book of the month are: “Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stewart, “The Thrusday Murder” by Richard Osman, “Everything I ever told you” by Celeste Nga and “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare. The final selection will be made at the January Book Club Meeting, so watch this space for an update!

Sunday, 14th February – Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Day

Wednesday, 24th February

Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm. If you were ever worried about your handwriting, our February Meeting will be for you as we are planning a Zoom workshop about Faux Calligraphy. Jane Lappage will teach us how to make some simple items using templates that will be send out to everyone beforehand via email. No experience needed – just join in and try it!

* * * M A R C H * * *

Thursday, 4th March

Craft Club at 7.30 pm – likely via Zoom unless restictions have been lifted. Join us for a chat and a natter and to work on our projects.

Monday, 8th March

Book Club Meeting – Save the day: time, location and the book of the month will be advertised here in due course.

Sunday, 14th March – Mother’s Day

Mothers Day

Wednesday, 24th March

Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm. For this meeting we are planning a Zoom Talk by Debbie Bradley about ‘How to start your family tree’. This absorbing past time has found many new fans while people were grounded during the lock-downs last year. If you are interested and would like to find out how to go about diving into your family’s past why not join us – Zoom access details will be send out by email to all members closer to the day.

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We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news. And please remember to let us know if your contact details change so that you won’t be missing out!

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