THIS month's meeting of the Queens of the Moorlands WI was held on 13th March and was a Craft Evening.
The event was hosted by our very own President, Libby, and committee members Sue and Karen.
The guest was Karen from Cabbage Rose in St Edward Street, Leek. Cabbage Rose sells natural soaps, bath products and spa treatments.
They also support local artists by displaying and selling their work through the shop, and they hold various workshops throughout the year for both children and adults wanting to learn a new craft or just have fun being creative.
The evening was very enjoyable and relaxing. Over the course of the night, we had demonstrations into three very different crafts – massage candles, needle felting and patchworking.
Karen from Cabbage Rose showed us how to make massage candles from shea butter and soy wax using different colours and scents.
Libby showed the group how to make needle felt badges using templates of either flowers, hearts or animal faces, and Sue and Karen talked us through making a patchwork quilt from lots of brightly coloured fabric.
We all had a go at the three crafts and at the end of the night went home with a massage candle, the badge we had made and the patchwork hexagon pieces we had sewn together.
In May, we are holding our Annual Meeting to discuss official elections and yearly reports. It will take the form of a celebration and social evening. All are welcome to attend.
Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at The Retreat, Mill Street, in the Jester Bistro, 7.30pm start.
Please feel free to come along or if you would like more information, contact either Libby Haigh on 07807124642 or Carolyn Trafford on 07714216388. Our website is www.queensofthemoorlands.co.uk.