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After the recent trend of adult colouring books to calm and soothe the mind, the latest word on the block is that crafting is a powerful tool for reducing stress and increasing feelings of well-being!

Here in the WI many of the members already know the joy of losing yourself in the simple repetitive act of knitting, stitching or weaving to de-stress after a long day and indulge in something that they really enjoy.

Crafting as part of a group, sharing ideas and learning new skills can bring even greater psychological benefits, and when put together with a cup of tea, slice of cake and a good laugh; it can also be the perfect environment in which to discuss issues that affect women - difficult subjects are always easier to talk about when crafting! 

So no matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced maker, craft really can change lives, so get making today!


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This month's featured project is Floral Decorations, Cards and Gift Tags.

Click  here to go to the Craft Projects page to find out more.

If you are registered to My WI click here to go to the project pages.


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Spoons – “A Stirring Tale”

Exclusively for members of the WI, Salisbury Museum hosted a series of three workshops in collaboration with the NFWI Craft Committee.  The idea of these workshops was to encourage WI members to knit and stitch in response to the collection of spoons found throughout the museum.

The pieces created, whether finished or unfinished, were sent to a ceramic artist Julie Miles who dipped them into porcelain, and fired them, to transform the pieces completely into beautiful ceramic spoons – very different objects entirely! WI members will be entitled to half price day ticket to visit Salisbury Museum between 8 April and 3 September 2017, to see this unusual exhibition.


Knitted spoons

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