Jen’s Plastic Bottle to Brooch

As we approach our first winter zoom I am reminded of our zoom at the end of June. 

Jen took us through transforming a plastic bottle into a brooch. An example of upcycling in true WI fashion.

Zoom proved an asset to this project which required a lighted tea light heating needles, and sharp scissors with no risk assessment required for the hall.

Fabulous results from our talented members

Sue Harris

Sarah’s Macrame Plant Pot/ Tea Light Holder

Sarah’s last zoom in July prior to the lifting of restrictions saw members tying themselves in knots creating  macrame plant pot /tea light holders.

As always members produced some amazing results.

Sue Harris

Zen Tangling Take 2

Members once again enjoyed an evening of Zen Tangling, chat, and laughter led by our Crafty Queen Sarah.

Everyone was pleased with their results.

So cathartic , perfect way to wind down and relax whilst catching up with friends.

Sue Harris

Sarah’s Macrame Feather Zoom

This month’s zoom with our Craft Queen Sarah saw us tying ourselves in knots of string and wool creating a feather under Sarah’s excellent guidance.

As usual there was a lot of chat and fun while we knotted.

Next month see’s us return to Zen Tangling with Sarah and an additional craft zoom, with new committee member Jen making pendants out of plastic bottles. (we love a bit of up-cycling)

Sue Harris

Sarah’s Crafty Zoom – Zen Tangling

Members enjoyed a fun and relaxing evening as our Craft Queen Sarah introduced us to the art of Zen Tangling.

Sarah drew and we copied, with varying degrees of success, whilst chatting and catching up.

Not only did we learn something new, but afterwards we found ourselves more relaxed and chilled.

A great evening, coming next macrame feathers.

Words: Sue Harris

Photo: Sarah Greenway

Sage House – Fidget Cubes and Blankets

Our ongoing support of Dementia Support at Sage House continues.

When Sue was contacted asking if members could make fidget cubes, the call was quickly answered and the results, together with some blankets, were dropped off by Sue and Sarah.

A few words from Martha , Head of Sage House:

“Please again pass on our thanks to the WI ladies – their creations are amazing”

Thanks to Sarah, Sally G and Ann Mc for the fidget cubes, and Jakki, Elaine and Janet for the blankets.

Words: Sue Harris

Photos: Sue Harris and Sage House

Face Masks for Sage House

Sage House, one of our charities for 2020, asked for support so that they could be ready to reopen their facilities at Tangmere for people with dementia, and, of course Bognor Regis WI responded! Their request was for face masks as Coronavirus guidelines advise that face masks are worn whenever groups get together indoors.   Armed with a large donation of knicker elastic from one of our members, 12 of us raided our fabric boxes.   A couple of broken needles later and with some frustration over the multitude of designs out there, we made well over 100 face masks.   Well done, Bognor Regis WI.

Jan Marsden

Colours and styles to suit everyone!