Things To Do

GFWI Things To Do
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MAY EVENTS

LAWN BOWLS TASTER -  16TH MAY OR 20TH - 14:00 to 16:00
AT PINEHOLT BOWLS CLUB, BIRD ROAD, HUCCLECOTE. GL3 3SN

A fun afternoon with instruction on how to play lawn bowls in a beautiful location.

Tickets £8 (includes refreshments) - Booking form with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 16th April

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP - 17TH MAY - 10:00 - 15:00

A re-arranged date, this workshop will show you how the build filigree-like patterns in polymer clay to create buttons, items of jewellery or pictures.

Tickets are £POA. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 17th April.
- LATE AVAILABILITY MAY BE POSSIBLE -

SCRABBLE FINAL - 20TH MAY - 19:00 AT THE PAVILION, CHELTENHAM
Cheer on the competitors in what could be a tense evening out! Tickets FREE -  Contact WI House if you would like to watch.

A WALK WITH MARLE HILL WI - 21ST MAY - FROM 10:30
Starting at St.Nicholas Church, Swindon Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham. GL50 4PA there are the options of a 2, 4 or 6 mile walk with light refreshments to follow.

Tickets £8 (includes refreshments) - Booking form with your Secretary.The booking deadline is 21st April

JUNE EVENTS

Just for information: NFWI ANNUAL MEETING - 11th June  at the Liverpool Arena

HAND EMBROIDERY PIN CUSHION WORKSHOP - 14th June - 10:00 - noon
In this workshop you will make a pincushion in the Cathedral Window technique. The name derives from the stained-glass appearance of the finished pattern. This intricate patchwork is made by joining folded and re-folded foundation squares of thin fabric – a dress-weight cotton is ideal. A square of a contrasting patterned fabric is added for decoration. The pincushion can be made entirely by hand but much of the preparation work can be carried out by machine to speed things up. Once sewn together, the pincushion can be stuffed with wadding. The completed item measures 4” square. Requirements will be sent out to participants nearer the time.

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A WALK WITH CHASE WI - 18TH JUNE -  FROM 10:00
2.5 mile and 5 mile walks starting from the Old School, Rosemary Lane, Chase, Glos. NP16 7LX

Tickets are £8. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 18th May.

ART DECO MEETS SACHIKO WORKSHOP - 23rd June - 10:00 - 15:00 (with a 30 minutes lunch break)
No experience necessary! Traditionally, Sashiko stitching was executed following formal Japanese patterns, but Art Deco also offers a fabulous basis for this type of surface decoration on a painted surface. Working on habotai silk, you will paint your own version of an Art Deco pattern to use as the basis for hand stitched decoration. Your finished piece can be appliqued onto a cushion or bag, or framed to go up on the wall.

Tickets £30 (you can take your own materials or pay an additional £10 on the day to the tutor). Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 23rd May.

GFWI QUEEN'S JUBILEE PICNIC AT HIGHNAM COURT GARDENS - 16:00 to 20:00
Take a picnic and gazebo then meet up with friends and family at this celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There will be ice-cream and hot drinks available to buy too.

Tickets (for adults, children are free) £9. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 26th May.

JULY EVENTS

A WALK HOSTED BY DURSLEY WI - 9TH JULY - FROM 10:00
2, 4 and 6 mile walks are available, and as an extra incentive the Dursely Festival in on the same day! A 2-course light lunch is included.

Tickets are £8. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 9th June.

CROQUET TASTER SESSION - 14TH JULY (SEE ALSO 11TH AUGUST) - 14:00 - 16:30
A fun afternoon learning how to play the genteel sport of croquet. No experience necessary as tuition will be given.
MEMBERS ONLY 
Venue: Cheltenham Croquet Club, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham. GL53 7DF

Tickets are £13. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 14th June.

A LITERARY TEA WITH MANDY ROBOTHAM - 15TH JULY - FROM 14:30
Mandy started her life as a journalist, moved into midwifery after the birth of her baby and worked in the NHS for over twenty years. She has come full circle and is now a full time author, penning four WW2 novels plus one based during the Cold War. Her forthcoming book spans Europe although it is set in London during the Blitz.

Ticket price of £15 includes Afternoon Tea and an opportunity to purchase a book from the author after her talk, and to get it signed. Venue: The Farmers Club, Agriculture House, Greville Close, Sandhurst Lane, Gloucester GL2 9RG. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 15th June.

HAND EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP - 19TH JULY - 10:00 - 15:30 (includes a 30 minute lunchbreak)
Make a beautiful six-sided pin cushion with a different flower design on each side - lots of diffferent stitches to learn and use (fly, fishbone, stem, French knots, bullion knots, lazy daisy, cross, bullion roses and blanket). A kit is provided which contains everything you will need although you will need to take along a small 7" embroidery frame and scissors.

Tickets are £35 (plus £12 for materials payable to the tutor on the day). Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 19th June.

AUGUST EVENTS

MIXED MEDIA EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP - 2ND AUGUST - 10:00 - 15:30 (includes a 30 minute lunchbreak)
Make an original textile artwork to take home using sari silks, ace, beads, threads, smart materials and other embellishments. No previous experience is necessary as full instruction will be given. All materials and an embroidery hoop will be provided (feel free to take along any special or sparkly items that you would like to incorporate).  If you can, please take along your own embroidery scissors and pins.

Tickets £35 (plus £5 payable to the tutor on the day for materials). Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 2nd July.

CROQUET TASTER SESSION - 11TH AUGUST (SEE ALSO 14TH JULY) - 14:00 - 16:30
A fun afternoon learning how to play the genteel sport of croquet. No experience necessary as tuition will be given.
MEMBERS ONLY 
Venue: Cheltenham Croquet Club, Old Bath Road, Cheltenham. GL53 7DF

Tickets are £13. Booking forms are with your Secretary. The booking deadline is 14th June.

KUMIHIMO BRAIDING WITH BEADS WORKSHOP - details TBA

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

SILK COWLS WORKSHOP - details TBA

OCTOBER EVENTS

WOOD BLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP - details TBA

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

PATCHWORK WORKSHOP - details TBA

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DECEMBER EVENTS

APPLIQUE WORKSHOP - details TBA

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