Arts and Crafts

Centenary Salver 2017About us

There are twelve Norfolk WI Members on this sub-committee all interested in various arts and crafts.

Our Aim

We aim to provide opportunities for members to enjoy and participate in as many of the various arts and crafts as possible, these include blackwork, beadwork, sugarcraft and patchwork.

We aim to widen the horizons of members and to provide courses and outings to further the many talents of the members and to introduce new ideas.

“The Centenary Salver”, a co-operative competition, is held annually and all WIs within the Federation can take part. The theme of the competition is decided by the Sub-Committee and various crafts are undertaken to interpret the theme.

We ensure that we have information available at the Royal Norfolk Show and the Federation Annual meetings and are willing to discuss new ideas.

Our responsibilities

The Arts and Crafts Sub-Committee is responsible for providing activities involving visual and creative arts to all members within the Federation. The aim of the Sub-Committee is to promote all aspects of the arts for your enjoyment, in the form of demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, and organising trips to exhibitions and Museums.

There are opportunities to attend all-day workshops at the Federation Office, or around the County.  These have been as diverse as ribbon embroidery, stained glass and cookery demonstrations. There is also an annual Craft Day at Bacton, with a variety of courses to choose from, with skilled tutors on hand to assist.

Some courses are available to certificate level should you wish to take your interest further; for instance, we also organise Food Hygiene Certificates.  The Sub-Committee aims to reflect the requirements of members and therefore suggestions for future activities are always welcomed.Unfinished Unwanted

We can also arrange for our Pop-up Shop, of donated craft items (such as embroidery silks and knitting wool), to be available for WI meetings. The year culminates in a large sale known as “Unwanted/Unfinished”, held in Evelyn Suffield House.

Please contact us if you have any suggestions for future events and any recommended tutors and venues.