Craft Committee


Welcome to the Craft Committee 2017

Diane McHarge    - Chair

Stephanie White    - Secretary

Heather Vickers      Julie Rowlinson

Maggie Bristow       Josie Turner         Penny Watson

Sue Coulton            Jenny Sykes          

Jo Adams                 Chris Revell

The DFWI Craft sub-committee arranges day workshops on a variety of crafts in different locations in the County to help members learn a new craft or improve their current skill level.  These days are informal, relaxed and enjoyable; there's no point in doing something if you're not going to enjoy it.  We also arrange a Dabble Day once a year at which members can come along and 'dabble' at a variety of crafts which are quick and easy to do.

For the link o the NFWI web site Craft page click here

Our committee also receives the entries for craft at the County and Bakewell Shows, and at the Spring Council and Autumn Federation meetings.  

Re Centenary Brick:

Please note that the finished measurement of the brick should be 9 inches X 5 and a quarter inches NOT centimetres.  Please note that any enquiries about this email should be made to Diane McHarg   at


Early notification - look out for details and how to apply in the Link magazine

Craft Sub-committee are to hold two workshops - On with the Show - Winning Hints and Tips to encourage more members and WIs to enter the County and Bakewell Show competitions.

Both will be half day workshops:
1. Thursday 23 November 2017 to be held at Derbyshire House

2. Wednesday 18 April 2018 to be held at Darley Dale Methodist Hall
Details of times and costs to follow


New Craft Events for 2017

  • Dabble Day, October 12th at Wyaston Village Hall, 10am - 3pm, Entry £5 to include raffle ticket, each Dabble, £1
    Dabbles available on the day include:
    Folded Patchwork, Beaded Angels, Tea Bag Folding, Christmas Tree Baubles and Pinhole Embroidery..  No need to book - just come along and enjoy the day
  • Mosaics with Liz Greensmith, October 9th at Derbyshire House, 10.30am – 4.30pm, £32.
    See below for photos of the work done at the workshop at Apperknowle.  You too could make a wonderful mosaic at the workshop in October


  • Curved patchwork with Greta Fitchett, September 28th Wadshelf Village Hall, 10.30am - 3.30pm, £28
  • Mosaics with Liz Greensmith, October 9th at Derbyshire House, 10.30am – 4.30pm, £32.
  • Dabble Day, October 12th,at Wyaston Village Hall, 10am - 3pm, Entry £5 to include raffle ticket, each Dabble, £1 .
  • Whitework with Jenny Adin-Christie at Derbyshire House, November 3rd 10am – 4pm, £28 plus £18 for materials (payable on the day).


Review of Workshops held in 2017

Mosaics  Workshop  Monday  8th May 2017 with Tutor Lis Greensmith

Held at the elderly  people's club at Apperknowle this new workshop ran from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Ten members  enjoyed a well prepared workshop with a variety of objects to cover in mosaics and a wide choice of materials to use.  Most mosaics were completed at the workshop - with only groluting to be done once the glue had dried.


Dabbble Day at Staveley

This event was a great success with members trying Felting, Box Decorations, Gift Bags, Decorated Cards, Cards with Folded Designs and Beadwork.  The Dabble Day ran from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm with Barlborough and Clowne WI providing refreshments throughout the day.


Trustee Linda Singleton manning the Craft table at Bakewell Show August 2015