From beginner makes to more advanced techniques, community and charitable projects, groups and workshops - the WI has a wide selection of crafting activities to suit all abilities.The WI is renowned for its craft activities, with workshops and events taking place at WI meetings, within federations, nationally and at the WI’s very own centre for learning, Denman. Some WIs even have their own dedicated crafting groups!
Outside of meetings, WI members also have access to an array of craft projects, information and articles in WI Life magazine and on the new members-only website, My WI.
May's projects on My WI
In the lead-up to the WI's Healthy Living and Wellbeing Week taking place in June, May is all about mindful making.
WI members can learn the art or wabi sabi by creating a mindfully stitched box, use a simple brickstitch to make beautiful floral brooches, or embroider some powerful affirmations. Who we work with
The NFWI continues to work with external organisations, museums, universities and businesses to bring a range of collaborative projects to our members. Organisations the NFWI have worked with include: Crafts Council, Kingston School of Art, Salisbury Museum, ICHF Events, Crafts Beautiful magazine and Hobbycraft.
Did you know the NFWI is a Guinness World Record holder?
In 2012, 3083 WI members gained the world record for the most people knitting simultaneously in one location. The members created nearly one kilometre of knitted links which have since been handed over to students at Kingston School of Art to upcycle into a range of unique accessories.
Contact the NFWI
- Phone: 020 7371 9300
- Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
- Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY
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