Archive for November 2011

November meeting - Fraying Like a Flower

Monday, 28 November 2011 § 0

Our November meeting was entitled Fraying Like a Flower, so-called because we were joined by Jade Smith to teach us how to make raggy flowers for use as brooches, hair clips etc.

Here is Jade in the middle. She is a researcher at Huddersfield University looking at the elationship women have with their clothes. Many of our Roses will be taking part by completing wardrobe audits - scary!

Here are some of the girls making their flowers. Very easy to do - scraps of old fabric, a square of hessian and a poking device!

There was much other jollity as well, with Gloria working the raffle.

Such talents among us!

Just a few more weeks now until our Christmas party and then we say farewell to 2011 and hello to 2012.

Buns & Roses WI at the deliciouslyorkshire food awards

Sunday, 13 November 2011 § 0

Towards the end of summer, Gemma and Hayley were invited to be on the judging panel at the deliciouslyorkshire Awards.

They were joined by chefs and foodie types at Thomas Danby College for a morning of sampling the finest produce to come out of our fair county.

First up weer the sweet preserves.

 Mmmmm jam ....

There were also the savoury preserves and cooked meats to be tried and tasted.

After each category, all the judges had to deliberate over the top few and choose a winner.

We can't reveal any of the gossip, but visit deliciouslyorkshire to find out the latest news.

November workshop - Dawn of the Thread (Felt Zombies)

Sunday, 6 November 2011 § 1

 Our November workshop was Dawn of the Thread and we spent the evening making felt zombies.

They were scary little fellas, not only because of their dangly eyes and exploding brains, but also because of their fiddly-ness and use of tiny beads!

Still, all the girls battled on with the nightmare that is the beading needle and everyone had something to show for their time.

It all looks a bit chaotic with various bits of felt, thread and beads lying around! 

There was lots of intricate work and concentrating faces.

 And this is how they turned out. Scary!