Who doesn’t like craft in one form or another whether it be knitting, stitching, paper crafts, cookery or art. Most of us do crafty things in our daily lives but tend to gravitate towards one particular subject. I personally like to try all crafts so that one day I might find the one skill that takes over the rest of my life! Hence, the Dabble Days were reincarnated in 2014, which seems a lifetime ago as we have done so much since then.
Many of us buy supplies/tools for a craft that we think we may like only to find that we didn’t enjoy it and have wasted our money. One of the aims of the dabble days is to bring more affordable crafting to those who want to ‘try before you buy’, another is to get like minded people together to work as a group sharing skills along the way and maybe learning something without the need for paying fully qualified tutors. This is all part and parcel of the WI objectives and we are very happy at Middlesex Federation Craft Committee (MFCC) to have the opportunity to be creative, have fun, meet new friends, inspire others and learn something along the way.
So far the MFCC have managed to have a few years of success, albeit run just to cover costs. If you have any suggestions of what you might like to see as a dabble day subject, do let us know and if it is cost effective and easily done within a group, it will be added to the schedule of dates at some point. We also know that individual WIs like to run their own craft groups and it would be brilliant if you could share some of your stories with us as it will inspire others to ‘have a go’.
Equally, if you would like a craft session at one of your WIs, there are some that can be managed reasonably well within a large group – please get in touch to find out more. Email email@example.com.
Craft Dabble Days
As the name suggests, Dabble Days are the time to try out new things. You will be able to try some crafts that you may not have come across, did not know about or did not want to spend money on in case you did not like it!
Fee includes any materials for the crafts listed. Where there are limited places, it is ‘first come first served’.
Tea/coffee will be available for you and you need to bring a packed lunch if required.
Booking is essential for all craft sessions.
Cheques payable to Middlesex Federation of Womens Institutes (Craft Committee)
Bank transfers: MFWI Craft Committee.
Sort Code: 20-27-49; Account: 53587703.
Queries and bookings
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lorraine on 01895 676 105 or call/text on 07976 398 533
Note that planned sessions are subject to change: we ask you to book to help us plan.
MFWI Office, West Drayton
Members only. Fee payable in advance or on the day
4 November – Candle Decorating, £8
Eastcote Community Centre, Ruislip
All women welcome; Fee payable in advance
26 November – Rag Wreaths, £10
17 December – Candle Decorating, £12
Virtual Craft Sessions
Middlesex Federation hosts regular virtual craft zoom sessions… Come along and have a chat, share craft projects over a cuppa, or maybe get some inspiration!
open to all WI members
|A weekly craft get-together, hosted by|
members of the MFWI Craft Committee.
19:30, every Monday
Meeting ID: 852 8335 4467
Cow Byre Summer Craft Exhibition
We take the Cow Byre Exhibition space on the Manor Farm Complex in Ruislip on an annual basis. A fabulous eclectic display of Middlesex members work and craft demonstrations throughout the week – so many different crafts and styles all in one space.