Warmingham WI found out something about a fascinating and creative material when Joy Leathwood brought along her polymer clay. She showed how this material could be crafted into many different items of colourful artefacts and jewellery. This material was first invented in Germany in the 1930s, where it was used for doll making. Some thirty years later it was “reinvented” and marketed first as a children’s toy. It was then picked up and used by artists and others around the world. This overview whetted appetites and planning is underway to arrange a workshop where Warmingham can master the craft for themselves.
As normal for the May meeting of a WI, Warmingham were briefed about the resolution to be put to the vote at the National WI AGM in June. The focus of the resolution is on sustaining and reviving our high streets. After discussing the motion and the issue Warming decided their vote, which will be taken to the National AGM in Cardiff.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th June when Daphne Ashby will reveal the on going story of embroidery. Looking further ahead the July meeting (Wednesday 3rd July will have a timely theme as Susan Leicester about Englishwomen in the Whitehouse).
As usual there is a menu of “between meeting” activities planned including the reading group, the walking group, darts and quizzes and outings. Why not try something new, come along to a meeting?