EDUCATION

OUR WORKSHOPS

COOKERY & NUTRITION

Has always been considered a cornerstone of the WI, and Surrey is no exception. These are delivered by an experienced team of WI demonstrators and teachers. Workshops have included bread making, pastry, cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalades, chutneys and pickles. Themed days are also offered: recent ones have covered vegetarian cooking, popular puddings, salads and dressings and even a proper afternoon tea! Members not only get hands-on experience, but gain an understanding of the principles behind the processes they learn and address issues of nutrition – how to adapt recipes to meet dietary requirements, for example. All workshops are conducted in an informal setting – coffee, cake and conversation are a must.

CRAFT WORKSHOPS

Craft workshops are held on a regular basis by local experts in their field. Recent workshops have included willow basket making, art techniques for beginners, tailoring, know your sewing machine, goldwork, wet felting, knitting, jewellery making, machine and ribbon embroidery. The choice is endless. At Craft Activity Days members can try a variety of new skills in a more informal setting, and always with a freshly made lunch.

GARDENING & FLORAL ART

A variety of approaches have been taken to offering differing experiences in Gardening and Floral Art. These have ranged from planting hanging baskets and plant propagation at a garden centre, to making a Christmas door wreath and table decorations. The Summer Celebration Events, held in an ancient barn, have centred on a flower arranging demonstration accompanied by a cream tea or with canapés and bubbles.

Forthcoming Workshops

 

2024

July
16 July
16 July
16 July
Tuesday 16 July –
10.00am-1.00pm

Filled Chocolate and Truffle Workshop – 16 July

Learn to temper and decorate delicious chocolates filled truffles and package them up as a gift.

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16 July
16 July
16 July
Tuesday 16 July –
7.00pm-9.00pm

WI Member Chat and Catch Up – July – Sharing Ideas

Please join us for a virtual meeting to enjoy time with other members and your WI Advisers.

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25 July
25 July
Thursday 25 July –
5.00pm-8.00pm

Workshop for New Treasurers – SFWI – 25 July

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshop designed for those new to the role.

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September
10 September
10 September
Tuesday 10 September –
10.00am-3.30pm

A Modern Take on Stumpwork Embroidery

An introduction to stumpwork embroidery.

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14 September
14 September
Saturday 14 September –
9.30am-3.30pm

Cheddar Cheese Workshop

Another cheese making opportunity with Tutor Louise Talbot

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October
10 October
10 October
Thursday 10 October –
10.00am-1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 10 October

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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12 October
12 October
Saturday 12 October –
10.30am-3.30pm

Craft Skills Sharing Day

Our tutors come together to share their craft skills.

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19 October
19 October
Saturday 19 October –
10.00am-1.00pm

Treasurer Workshop – SFWI – 19 October

Sheena Landgraf, our Federation Treasurer, will be running treasurer workshops covering all aspects of the role.

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