Smisby Village

Smisby WI Crafts


Smisby WI Crafts


This group started in February 2013. Our organiser is Dorothy Ikin, Tel: 01283 217761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
If you would like to put you name down for any of the sessions, please contact Dorothy in advance because sometimes numbers are limited/ a craft kit has to be prepared for each participant..


Members normally meet in Smisby Village Hall at 10am on the First Thursday of each month.


Date Craft Leader
 5th January 2017

 Vicorian Etui Box

Note 9.30am start

 Lynne and Dorothy
 2nd February  Kanzasi  Ann Devitt
2nd March Icing Butterfly  Sheila Heap
6th April A touch of Spring Cookery Jenny West
4th May Trip to Middleport Pottery Outside visit
1st June Fascinator Ann Devitt
6th July Visit to sewing Essentials Outside Visit
3rd August Simple Embroidery Lynne Balnaves
7th Sept No Meeting
5th October Card stitching Jacqui Walker 
2nd Nov Christmas Wreath Tina Bax
December Joint Christmas Dabble
Simple embroidery hoop, July 2017

The August craft morning was taken by Lynne Balnves one of our member the theme was "simple embroidery". A great morning was had by the fifteen ladies who attended not forgetting the very tasty cakes and biscuits that were also provided. July17craft


To make the embroidery pictures we were given a sewing hoop, a piece of fabric, a  choice of buttons and some thread. The photo of some of the hoops, shows that that we have some very talented ladies, although the hoops were unfinished, and they have been taken home to complete. 


Icing Butterfly March 2017

Smisby's  March craft  morning was taken by Sheila Heap, one of our many talented members .

As you can see we made these very delicate butterflies (and a cat crept in ) out of very fine mesh

and royal icing.

Every butterfly was decorated beautifully and all different,  some I fear flew into the bin but most

of us made an attempt to come up with something resembling a butterfly.


Kanasi February 2017

Thursday's craft morning at the village hall was a very lively time as some members were finishing off their Victorian Etui boxes, whilst others were learning how to make Kanzasi flower out of material.


We did succeed as you can see from the photograph and everyone was very pleased with the end results.


Everyone enjoyed the good company and the super home made cakes supplied by Lynne, Lorna, and Margaret, with Muriel volunteering for tea duty. Thankyou. Thanks to Lynne  and Anne our tutors  for being very patient with us. 


Taster Print making 


The craft morning taken by Marie was very different, as we had to use our imagination to make these beautiful images by drawing on polystyrene, covering it with paint, and pressing it on to paper.
As you can see we do have some very talented ladies as we all managed to make something to take home. Thanks Marie a great morning enjoyed by all.

Beaded Crystal bauble October 2016

Another very successful craft morning was spent in making Christmas baubles.

Jacqui Walker one of our members showed nineteen ladies how to make these beautiful tree heart shaped decorations. Everyone had a great time and were able to take a lovely item home ready for the Christmas tree. Some members designes are shown below.



As well as providing some super craft classes for Smisby WI, Jacqui runs the Ashby Crafty Beaders, which offers the opportunity for a craft and chat every Thursday and Friday morning. Also there is a monthly craft and prosecco evening on the ;ast Thursday of each month.  


Button Bracelet May 2016



Ater the April 2016 trip to Birmingham to see a button making factory, members enjoyed producing the button bracelets during the May Craft session. This workshop was run by Angela Henney, who provided a wide selection of buttons. Some of the bracelets made by members are shown in the photo. 



 Flower Arrangement Dec 2015


Cynthia Massey's popular and successful flower arrangement workshop  (see photo of 2015 flower arrangments) will be repeated again in 2016, closer to Christmas, as shown in the programme.

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