One Ball Wonders! – Competition

One Ball Wonders! – Competition

What can you create with one ball of wool? … a hat, mittens, baby blanket, leg warmers, headband, scarf, socks, bunting or bootees… the options are endless! Just take a photo of your make and enter our competition The rules are simple Your make should use no more than...
To Zoom or not to Zoom …

To Zoom or not to Zoom …

To Zoom or not to Zoom, that is the question !  By Anne Steele, Whitnash WI Secretary  With no prospect of restarting face to face WI Meetings in Whitnash I decided we needed to think outside the box and once we lifted the lid and poked our head outside what did we...
Did you get them all ??

Did you get them all ??

Glynis Forknall Anne Bufton McCoy Ruth McCartney Heather Howell Fiona Riley Julia Baker Yvette Hunt Veronica Chapman Christine Dyer
Poetry Sunday

Poetry Sunday

This poem was published and is written by a Warwickshire member who writes under the pseudonym Winifred F Jenkins ! Hope The castle of ease and contentment Stands high on happiness hill It’s a long hard climb to get there But the castle stands there still. The doors...
Did you get them all ??

Guess Who ???

Can you match the Little Trustees to the Big Trustees ??? Email your answers to Winner to be announced next Thursday. Good luck!
Virtual Show Classes 4 & 5 Winners

Virtual Show Classes 4 & 5 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our final classes in the Virtual Show … Class 4 – Most Peas in a Pod Winner – Anne Bufton-McCoy (Newton Regis WI) – 11 Class 5 – Longest Runner Bean 1st  – Mary Toogood (Kingswood & Lapworth WI)  40 cm 2nd...
ZOOM – CHARLES HANSON !! (2nd Nov 7pm £5)

ZOOM – CHARLES HANSON !! (2nd Nov 7pm £5)

Join us via Zoom to hear and see the wonderful auctioneer and antiques expert … CHARLES HANSON Monday 2nd November 7pm One of the UK’s best-known auctioneers, Charles is famous for his appearances on TV in Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog it. Charmingly...

Smilers Revealed!

Did you get them right? Here are all our smilers ! Smile 1 – Sarah Casey – Federation Administrator Smile 2 – Anne Bufton-McCoy – Federation Chair Smile 3 – Lynne Stubbings – NFWI Chair Smile 4 – Anita Dudley – WI...
Poetry Sunday

Poetry Sunday is back !

Following on from National Poetry Day on 1st Oct we thought it be nice to feature some more of the wonderful poetry written by our members, so here are a couple to get you started. (If you have written a poem you would like us to feature here or if this inspires you...
World Smile Day

World Smile Day

It is World Smile Day today and to give you something to smile about can you guess which WI ladies these smiles belong to?  Here’s a few clue, one is our newest Trustee, one is our newest Adviser, two are ‘in charge’ and one is usually found at Federation House! All...
National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day and so here is a wonderful poem for you to enjoy.   This poem is taken from the 1985 WFWI “Poems for Autumn” booklet, written by Audrey M Hughes, Shipston on Stour WI AUTUMN The dying summer leaves behind A legacy of beauty unsurpassed The...

Why not try a WI Membership Taster?

Why not try the WI with a Membership Taster? 6 months membership for £10.75 (1st Oct 2020 to 31st Mar 2021) “One of the best things I ever did was joining the WI. I’ve made so many new friends and enjoyed great times, laughing and learning new things along the way!”...
Have a go … machine embroidery

Have a go … machine embroidery

Ever fancied trying machine embroidery? We very sadly had to cancel the course we had planned for summer 2020 on this wonderful craft but we hope to run it again next summer. In the meantime take a look at this great ‘how to’ video from tutor Claire Fell and have a go...
Ready for collection …

Ready for collection …

Has your WI ordered yours? Some WIs have arranged to collect their bags filled with free promotional items already! To get yours contact Sarah or Kathy to arrange to collect from Federation House (Mon to Thurs 10am to 12noon) 01926 419998 / ...
Guidance on creating goody bags for members

Guidance on creating goody bags for members

Guidance on WIs creating and sending goody bags to members Can WIs create and send goody bags to their members? Yes. WIs can give nominal – small and relative – gifts to members such as goody bags that demonstrate their appreciation for their members, and aims to keep...
Federation House Update

Federation House Update

We are pleased to advise you, that following recent changes to government guidelines, Federation House will remain open for members to make pre-arranged collections and drop offs of paperwork and other items. Items may be collected or dropped off between 10am and...
Order your 2021 Diary

Order your 2021 Diary

It isn’t too late to order your 2021 diary (priced at £5.10). Next year’s diary will have a blue cover that is completely recyclable, which makes the whole diary recyclable with the exception of the ribbon. … and fingers crossed we will have lots of lovely...
Dear Friends (Newsletter no 22)

Dear Friends (Newsletter no 22)

Dear Friends, I do hope that this letter finds you all well. Everyone at the Federation is fine and we were thinking that we were gradually getting back to ‘normal’.  The Office has re-opened for business and we even managed a ‘live’ (well, ok, mask to mask rather...
FREE Promotional Items for WIs

FREE Promotional Items for WIs

In order to support our WIs we are giving each WI in Warwickshire some FREE promotional items that we hope will be helpful to you. These items could be used as raffle prizes, gifts to existing members or to help you promote your WI in your local community. We are...