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Here are some  future dates for your diary

DFWI CRAFT SUB COMMITTEE
WET FELTING WORKSHOP

Come and join us for an introduction to wet felting and learn the basics. It is a craft you work on at home, with no more
than basic everyday equipment, and very little cost.
You will, at the end of the workshop, have produced a piece of felt suitable to provide the exterior of a needle case, a
pocket for your mobile phone or glasses, a few bookmarks, a make-up bag or even a flower to use as a buttonhole, a
poppy perhaps.
Please bring with you 2 hand or larger towels.
Event: Wet Felting, CRO4
Tutor: Joyce Brown
Venue: Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover, S44 6PX
Date: Wednesday 6th October 2021
Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Cost: £30
Contact: Linda Odell, lindaodell3@gmail.com, 07833 496914
PLEASE QUOTE EVENT REFERENCE NUMBER AND EITHER CALL THE OFFICE (01332 342596) TO REGISTER
FOR THE WORKSHOP (AND PAY BY CREDIT CARD A WEEK BEFORE THE WORKSHOP) OR SEND A CHEQUE
PAYABLE TO DFWI WITH APPLICATION FORM AND SAE BY MIDDAY THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2021

A Whimsical Painting Session with Amanda Bee
Friday 15 October 2021 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Cost: £5 per person

Join us over Zoom for a fun painting session with Amanda Bee.  Amanda is one of our own – a member of South Normanton WI who has been offering regular painting workshops to her lucky WI members – and now she has agreed to demonstrate for us all.  With just the simple materials listed below you will be amazed at just how artistic you are!  So do join us.  It couldn’t be easier to register – simply email office@dfwi.co.uk or phone 01332 342596 to secure a place.  
Payment can now be made over the phone by debit/credit card.  Please quote event number VE17 when booking in this way
This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs

Materials you will need for the session:

  • Paper – ensure that this is thick enough for your chosen medium
  • Watercolour paints/ coloured pencils/ coloured pens (you will be able to do the design using any of these)
  • A black fine liner pen (or if you don’t have this a ball point pen will be OK)
  • If you are using watercolour paints I would also suggest that you have some kitchen roll (or similar) to hand

Flora and Foodie Gifts for Christmas
Date: Wednesday October 20th 2021
Venue: Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall DE4 2FT
Time: 10:30 am til 3pm. (doors open at 10:15)
Cost: All inclusive ticket price of £15.
Miranda Francis will give us tips on planting Spring bulbs
There will be an opportunity for everyone to plant up a small bowl of bulbs/Spring plants
A 2 course hot meal will be served
Steph Clubb will demonstrate food gifts for Christmas
Queries to Fay Rumley: Tel. 07789 394931
Closing Date : Mid day Wednesday 30th Sept 2021
All applications need to be on the new Home Economics form available from your WI secretary
or found by downloading from on DFWI SharePoint site, where the new application process is
explained in detail
If the event is oversubscribed there will be a ballot after the closing date

oOctober Monthly Book Club over Zoom
Wednesday 27 October 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Love reading? Why not join our monthly Book Club meeting over Zoom to share your choices with like minded people.
Ring or email the office for the link on 01332342596 or office@dfwi.co.uk.  We look forward to meeting you.
This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.  This is an event for Derbyshire Federation members only

qOctober Monthly Quiz over Zoom
Friday 29  October -7.30 - 9.30 pm

Join us for a new season of virtual monthly quizes.  As the nights draw in enjoy the company of other DFWI members from the comfort of your own sofa whilst answering our fun quiz questions.
This is a free event for DFWI members. So do join us.  It couldn’t be easier to register – simply email office@dfwi.co.uk or phone 01332 342596 to secure a place.  
This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events

IT’S COMPETITION TIME
Date:Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st October
Venue: Derbyshire House
Theme – Fruits of the Earth
Based on the one previously intended for County Show 2019, the schedule is being prepared and has been circulated along with the July mailing to WIs. It will include cooperative, open classes, art and photographic competitions.
Maybe you’ve still got your ideas from 2019, perhaps you think of some new ones, but as restrictions lift
you should be able to get together with fellow members to plan, make and taste.

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MAKE DO AND MEND – AGAIN! With Mig Holder
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Time: 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: Derbyshire House, Sherwin Street. Derby, DE
Cost: £8.00 per person

Another creative session with Mig at Derbyshire House helping us to revitalise our wardrobes.  Full of exciting and imaginative ideas Mig will help us transform garments which are tired, damaged and much loved into new creations. After a brief resume of her journey in textiles so far, she will join us to help redesign our chosen items.

For the session you will need to bring along two or three garments or household textiles such as curtains or sheets to alter along with your sewing box, buttons and ribbons and your enthusiasm.
There could be a small extra charge for any items purchased from Mig to produce your finished creation.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available during the afternoon and there will be a raffle.
Due to the current situation places will be limited so if you are interested please be sure to apply early to secure a place
It couldn’t be easier to register – simply email office@dfwi.co.uk or phone 01332 342596 to book.  
Payment can now be made over the phone by debit/credit card.  Please quote PAI01 when paying this way.

Please note that on street parking on Sherwin Street is limited to residents only. Make sure you log your car registration with the office at the time of booking to avoid a £70 fine
This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI Diary Dates web page

cCyber Crime Awareness Event over Zoom - Free
Thursday 18 November - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
This fraud and scams session is a NON TECH overview of Cyber Awareness by Derbyshire Police Cyber Protection Officer: Samantha Hancock.  The aim is to give us simple information and signposting to free resources to help increase our awareness of and resilience to cybercrime, fraud and scams.  There will be smething for everyone including advice to help keep parents, young people and grandparents safe.  A must for us all! To ensure a place on this informative and important zoom event please ring or email the office on 01332 342596 or office@dfwi.co.uk.  This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.

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November Monthly Book Club over Zoom
Wednesday 24 November - 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
The Book Club meets again for another two hours of lively discussion  over Zoom on a variety of book releated topics.  Interested?  Why not contact the office on 01332 342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk to receive the link.  This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.  This is an event for Derbyshire Federation members only

nNovember Monthy Quiz Time
Friday 26 November 2021 - 7.30 pm . 9.30 pm

Quiz time again!  Test your general knowledge along with other WI members and friends during this fun quiz.  Make a note of the date and ring or email the office for the link on 013320342596 or office@dfwi.co.uk  This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.  This is an event for Derbyshire Federation members only

Fun(d)raising Committee
SAVE THE DATE

Sunday 5th December 2:30pm
Carol Service
St Oswald’s Church Ashbourne

dDecember Monthly book Club over Zoom
Wednesday 15 December - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Our last Book Club event for 2021 and an opportunity for ideas for last minute Christmas gifts?  Join us to discuss your favourite books and those you realy don't like so much.  Itis easy to obtain the link, simply ring the office on 01332342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk  This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.  This is an event for Derbyshire Federation members only.

dDecember Quiz over Zoom
Monday 27 December 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Our second post Christmas Quiz.  Come along and keep us company whilst pitching your wits against other members.  An evening of fun and socialising over Zoom.  Ring or email the office for the link on 013320342596 or office@dfwi.co.uk

jJanuary 2022 Monthly Book Club over Zoom
Wednesday 19 January 2022 - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
A Happy New Year to all! Join our very first montly Book Club of 2022. Enjoy lively discussion on books you love - or perhaps do not like too much!  Simply ring the office on 01332 342596 or email office@dfwi.co.uk.    This information is also on our Sharepoint site, the DFWI Facebook page https:www.facebook.co./DerbyWIs and DFWI web page: https://derbyshire.thewi.org.uk/virtual-events.  This is an event for Derbyshire Federation members only.

jJanuary 2022 - Monthly Quiz
Friday 28 January 2022 - 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
2022 - Happy New Year to everyone!  Our very first quiz of the new year, so now is the time to join us to enjoy an hour or two of company whilst pitching your wits against other like minded members and friends.  Ring or email the office for the link on 01332342596 or offic@dfwi.co.uk

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DFWI Federation Sub Committee Events – please note that when applying for an event you will not receive any tickets or acknowledgements of your application until after the closing date, which is stated on the advert for that particular event from the sub committee running it

Kurling

Why not try and organise your own Kurling event, it's great fun and everyone can play regardless of age or physical ability. All the necessary equipment is available for hire and detailed information on how to play, these documents can be found on the Federation Downloads page.

TheSherWIn Singers meet regularly at Derbyshire House to sing together. Members of the Choir, lead by conductor Diane McHarg, come from a number of WIs across Derby and South Derbyshire. For more information join The SherWIn Singers Facebook page or you would like to join the Choir please contact the office: by phone on 01332 342596 or by email: office@dfwi.co.uk

When applying for any event please use the General Application form and carry out the following:

  • Please include the names of all participants and include a stamped addressed envelope for each event.
  • If you are sending an application for more than one event please send in separate cheques for each event and also an A5 sized stamped addressed envelope.
  • Please send all applications to DFWI, Sherwin Street, Derby DE22 1GP.