June meeting - Foldfinger

Friday, 17 June 2011 § 0

Last night was our June meeting, entitled Foldfinger.

There was a lot going on, as at the start of the meeting our founding President Georgiana announced that she is stepping down. Gemma is our new President and is well-placed to continue the good work, with her links to the West Yorkshire and National federations.

After all the tears and drama, we continued with our usual meeting business, hearing about our financial situation, the NFWI AGM, the 80s party being organised by the Social Committee, I Love West Leeds Festival and all the other things our Buns & Roses girls are involved in.

Our guest for the evening was Kirsty Ware, origami mistress. She is the curator for Fold for Japan and Night of a Thousand Cranes and hosts origami sessions known as Foldageddon.

Kirsty helped us make boxes, animals and decorations, and we also had chance to make progress on our other craft projects, have a drink, eat cake and natter!

Kirsty demonstrating origami

Check out our puzzled faces!

Origami takes a lot of concentration!

Some of our folds got a bit wonky as the drinks went down!

Penguins were particularly popular

Penguins and swans galore!

A hat, a box and a decoration - a productive evening!

If you want to learn more about origami you can visit Kirsty's blog Night of a Thousand Cranes.

Thanks to all who came - we had around 50 people - members, non-members and several newcomers -  last night and it was a lovely evening all-round. Hopefully see you all again in July!

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