- 18th September - 8:00pm : ‘The Abel Label’ - By Katie Ellis.
- 16th October - 8:00pm : ‘Fire Safety in Your Home’ - By Melanie Quinn.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Sugarcraft 2011

Last year's course at West Kent HQ in Pembury was cancelled due to bad weather and when it was re-arranged Janice Butler and Joyce Riggall took the opportunity to learn all about Sugarcraft Plaque making.
Joyce is a dab hand at all kinds of cookery, and had made sugarcraft flowers before
-see blog July 2010. Janice however, was a novice, but was really pleased at the result!
(I will book her to do mine next year)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Denman November 2011

Short courses on an incredible number of subject continue throughout the year at the

WI Residential College in Marcham near Abingdon
One last week was Fabric Jewellery. Here cloth was cut, moulded & shaped with glue and became an unusual necklace

An outstanding design which sells in 'posh' craft shops at over £100. was also completed by students - some from West Kent.

Margaret Weaver from Hollingbourne had enrolled on a 'Pen Line and Wash' watercolour course,

The Tutor Wendy Jelbert, dashed off incredible picture in next to no time

and expected her students to do the same!!

You will find her on the internet demonstrating these skills.

Weeds at the side of a lake with Cobwebs. - here we learned to use the masking ink to stop background paint from running into the cobwebs.

White Daisies - which had a lot of other colours than white. We learned to use waterproof and water soluble pens and also soluble pencils - as well as watercolour paint and watercolour inks.

A Chicken and Cockrell were most people's favourite, using masking ink for the wire netting and being daring in our choice of colour on the cockrell.

Even those who had used watercolour before, learned new techniques, and as usual the whole 'Denman' experience is not to be missed. The food, while good before, is now extremely scrumptious with the evening meals being waiter served.

Try it yourself -you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


THANKFULLY - This is not the 2012 Calendar.
The 'lovely Rita' was taking part in the fun at Leeds WI, Seaside Party
At first glance it does appear that Val was taken by surprise in this picture, whereas Rita looks a serenely confident beachwear model. The party was full of fun and ended with Fish and Chips and an ice cream - just what you expect at the Seaside.

Darts WIN 2- 0 against Bearsted Green WI

Once again Hollingbourne have entered the County Darts Competition .
In this round we were drawn against our District Rivals - Bearsted Green WI.
Sue (our long time member and now Cheerleader . )
Joyce, Janice, Val and new team Member Sarah
Bearsted Green's local venue was not able to take then so The Sugar Loaves in Hollingbourne provided the Venue. We won 2 - 0 - Well done Hollingbourne
Bearsted Green Team