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Jolly Scarecrow competition

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 9, 2014, In : Federation news 

The Northumberland Federation is running a competition for WIs to make a scarecrow that will make people smile.

The competition is being held at The Heighley Gate Garden Centre during October half term.

The scarecrow can be any size up to 6' in height and depict any character, real or fictional. It also needs to have a name.

Scarecrows must be delivered to Heighley Gate between 9am and 3pm on Thursday 23rd October. They will be on display until Sunday 2nd November and should be collected on Mond...
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Epic Awards 2013

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Arts and crafts 
I know that many of you WI ladies are also involved in amateur arts and crafts groups, so you may like to enter the Epic Awards.

They are free to enter and give groups an excellent opportunity to raise their profile, as well as the chance to win a range of prizes including cash, training, equipment and publicity. The winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to a prestigious reception in UK City of Culture 2013, Derry~Londonderry to receive their award.

You can find our more on the...
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Abby's woolly animals!

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, June 23, 2011, In : Arts and crafts 
Whey Aye member Abby Bick has been busy knitting a whole menagerie of animals recently including these adorable creatures:

She has also been knitting hats, including this fabulous Newcastle / Gateshead themed one which she designed herself and is modelled by fellow WI member Anne Witton:


It features the Newcastle bridges, the castle keep, Grey's Monument and the Angel of the North.

Here Abby talks about how she became interested in all things 'crafty':

"I've always been interested in crafts sin...

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County Day knitting pattern

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, June 23, 2011, In : Resources 
The chosen knitted item for this year's County Day is a witch! Download the official witches knitting pattern and put your needles to work.

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