KNIT FOR THE NORTH DEVON HOSPICE

Unfortunately, the Craft Group will not be able to hold its annual Knit and Natter afternoon this February - another event to be missed.

However, the Hospice will still need strips to make into welcome and warm blankets and this year are also hoping to farm knitted chicks! So, why not set aside a morning or afternoon to get out those knitting needles and wool [size 8 needles and 20 stitches] to support the Hospice. Strips and chicks can be left at the Shop or Chicane and will be taken to the Hospice when it is possible to do so.

If you would like to include a donation to the Hospice [usually at the afternoon a minimum £5], this will also go to the Hospice, where it would be most welcome and appreciated.

The Hospice also has patterns for other items - Huggie Bunnies, Twiddle Muffs, Hat, Scarf and Mitts. If you would like to have a copy of their pattern book, contact Jess on [01271] 347213 or e-mail her at jessburgordredgrove@northdevonhospitce.org.uk.

For the chick you will need:

Yellow or lemon double knit wool. A pair of size 11 UK needles. Orange felt for the beaks, black felt or thread for the eyes and a cotton wool ball for the head. Coloured ribbon to finish off and a chocolate cream egg, for size fit.

  1. Body: Cast on 26 stitches.
  2. Knit I row.
  3. Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row until 42 stitches are on the needle.
  4. Cast off 11 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows [20st]
  5. Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 4 row [24st]
  6. Knit 4 rows
  7. K2 then 2 together to last 2 stitches, Knit 2 [14st]
  8. Knit 4 rows
  1. Knit 2 then 2 together to last 2 stitches, knit 2
  2. Draw wool through remaining stiches and pull tight.
  3. Sew round the edge of the work leaving the cast on edge open so that egg can be inserted.
  4. Stuff the head with cotton wool ball and sew around the neck and gather in.
  5. Sew 2 eyes and stick on or sew a small diamond shaped piece of orange felt for the beak. Try a few beaks to get the size right!
  6. Tie a thin piece of ribbon around the neck and tie in a bow.

Tip Try a creme egg for size - you should be able to hold the chick by its head without the egg falling out!

When the Craft Group is able to meet again, there will be a couple of empty chairs, Our Anne and Doris, who will be very much missed by us all and our thoughts are with their families.

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KNIT & NATTER FOR THE NORTH DEVON HOSPICE

The Craft Group will be holding their annual Knit and Natter afternoon to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice on Monday, 24th February.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall on that day from 1.45 p.m. onwards. Knitters can knit strips which the Hospice turn into blankets and for this you will need an odd ball of wool and size 8 needles. But if you would like to come for a coffee or tea and a cake, please do join us. All we ask is that you give a minimum donation of £5.00 to the Hospice, take part in the raffle, enjoy coffee or tea and cake in the company of others wishing to support this very worthwhile cause.

We hope to see YOU there!

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KNIT & NATTER

Thanks to the good folks who turned up at the Manor Hall with their knitting needles and wool, who took part in the raffle and enjoyed tea and cakes, the Knit and Natter on the 25th February was another successful afternoon. The North Devon Hospice will benefit by a donation of £200 and four bags of brightly coloured strips ready for sewing together to make multicoloured blankets. Thank you, all knitters!

It was good, once again, to be able to welcome Ali Hunt from the Hospice who joined us, and not only did she tell us of the current happenings at Deer Park, she set to and helped make the tea and washed up! Thanks Ali.

The Hospice Knit and Natter has been running for some years but the first time the village participated was in February 2005, in conjunction with Sally Barten's Sunday School Pancake Morning. Knitters organised sponsorship which raised a great sum of £603, and Ali joined us for the first time! Knit In's, with Pancakes, followed for the next two years, raising a further £1,300 for the Hospice.

As a consequence of the first Knit In, when someone said "This is fun, we should do it more often", the Monday afternoon Craft Group was formed, running successfully ever since. Knit In's, although sadly without pancakes, have also continued but rather than raising money through sponsorship - it was felt that asking the same sponsors yet again didn't seem right - a minimum donation of £5.00 was introduced and this continues today, with well over £4,000 being raised over the years.

The craft group has enjoyed outings and Christmas lunches together and last year visited Wells Cathedral, where the Cathedral cat, Pangur, could be seen snoozing on his red carpet, and the Bishop's Palace.

Why not come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with friends and refreshments and help decide to where the next trip will be?

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KNIT & NATTER FOR THE NORTH DEVON HOSPICE

Once again, the Craft Group will be holding a Knit and Natter afternoon to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 25th February. from 1.45 p.m. onwards. Knitters can knit strips which the Hospice turn into blankets and for this you will need an odd ball of wool and size 8 needles. But those who would like to just natter or do some other craft are very welcome. All we ask is that you give a minimum donation of £5.00 to the Hospice, take part in the raffle, enjoy coffee or tea and cake and the company of others wishing to support this very worthwhile cause.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!



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KNIT & NATTER FOR THE NORTH DEVON HOSPICE

Once again, the Craft Group will be holding a Knit and Natter afternoon to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 25th February. from 1.45 p.m. onwards. Knitters can knit strips which the Hospice turn into blankets and for this you will need an odd ball of wool and size 8 needles. But those who would like to just natter or do some other craft are very welcome. All we ask is that you give a minimum donation of £5.00 to the Hospice, take part in the raffle, enjoy coffee or tea and cake and the company of others wishing to support this very worthwhile cause.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

A reminder that the Craft Group meets every Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall from 1.45 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Just come along and bring whatever craft you are currently working on - needlework, knitting, embroidery, beading, painting, etc. - chat amongst friends and enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits - and all for just £2 a session!

The Art section of the Craft Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month, again at the Manor Hall and from 9.30 a.m. On the 3rd Tuesday, Christine Grafton comes to support the group, either with a technique lesson or to help with individual work.

New artists, beginners and those with little or lots of experience are most welcome. Why not come along to find out more?

 

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The Craft Group will again be holding its annual afternoon to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 26th February. from 1.45 p.m. onwards.Knitters can knit strips which the Hospice turn into blankets and for this you will need an odd ball of wool and size 8 needles.But those who would like to just natter or do some other craft are very welcome.All we ask is that you give a minimum donation of £5.00 to the Hospice, take part in the raffle, enjoy coffee or tea and cake and the company of others wishing to support this very worthwhile cause.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

A reminder that the Craft Group meets every Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall from 1.45 p.m.everyone is welcome.Just come along and bring whatever craft you are currently working on - needlework, knitting, embroidery, beading, painting, etc. - chat amongst friends and enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits - and all for just £2 a session!

The Art section of the Craft Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month, again at the Manor Hall and from 9.30 a.m.On the 3rd Tuesday, Christine Grafton comes to support the group, either with a technique lesson or to help with individual work.

New artists, beginners and those with little or lots of experience are most welcome. Why not come along to find out more?

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NEW CONTENT

Once again the Craft Group will be holding an afternoon of knitting and nattering to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice and invite you all to come and join us.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 22nd February from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Knitters, knitting strips for blankets for the Hospice, will only need some odd wool and size 8 needles and those who would just like to natter can pop in at any time during the afternoon for a chat, enjoy a coffee or tea and a cake. No sponsorship is required, all we ask is for a minimum donation to the Hospice of £5.00 and take part in the raffle. Over the years, the group, together with friends, has raised over £4,000 and probably a good half mile of strips!

A reminder that the Craft Group meets every Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall, from 1.45 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Just come along and bring whatever you are currently working on - knitting, embroidery, beading, painting, etc. - chat amongst friends and enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits - chocolate ones are the favourite and very often birthdays are celebrated with delicious cakes! All this for just £2 a session!

Once a month, usually on the first Monday, Christine Grafton takes an art group alongside the craft group - again everyone is welcome. Come along and have a go, which for artists is £5.00 a session. On the third Tuesday every month, Christine takes an art session in which new techniques are explored, 9.30 a.m. at the Manor Hall. This costs £5.00 plus £2.00 for the hall and refreshments. New artists, beginners and those with a little or lots of experience, are always very welcome.

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Berrynarbor Craft and Art Group

DISPLAY OF WORK

The Craft and Art Group are arranging a Display of Work, showcasing art, embroidery, knitting, beading, lace-making, patchwork, weaving, etc., to be held in the Manor Hall during the last week of October.

It will open on Tuesday, 25th October and run daily through to Friday, 28th, from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 to 4.30 p.m., and on Saturday, 29th just from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Entry is £3.00 to include light refreshments, coffee, tea and cakes, there will be a raffle. Some of the items may be for sale.

For those not able to visit during the weekdays, there will be an evening session on Friday [25th] from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. with a glass of wine and nibbles.

Proceeds will go toward the refurbishment of the Manor Hall.

Please make a note of the dates and come along to support not only the Manor Hall but the Craft Group, and encourage your family, friends and visitors to do likewise.

We look forward to seeing you.


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KNIT AND NATTER FOR NORTH DEVON HOSPICE

Once again the Craft Group will be holding an afternoon of knitting and nattering to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice and invite you all to come and join us.

We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 22nd February from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Knitters, knitting strips for blankets for the Hospice, will only need some odd wool and size 8 needles and those who would just like to natter can pop in at any time during the afternoon for a chat, enjoy a coffee or tea and a cake. No sponsorship is required, all we ask is for a minimum donation to the Hospice of £5.00 and take part in the raffle. Over the years the group, together with friends, has raised nearly £4,000 and probably a good half mile of strips!

A reminder that the Craft Group meets every Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall, from 1.45 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Just come along and bring whatever you are currently working on - knitting, embroidery, beading, painting, etc. - chat amongst friends and enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits - chocolate ones are the favourite and very often birthdays are celebrated with delicious cakes! All this for just £2 a session!

Once a month, usually on the first Monday, Chris Grafton takes an art group alongside the craft group - again everyone is welcome. Come along and have a go, £5.00 a session.

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CRAFTING IN BERRYNARBOR

Our Manor Hall is home to several village and local crafting groups, to which everyone is warmly invited to join.

The Upholstery and Soft Furnishing Group meets on Monday mornings, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Have you an old chair, sofa or stool that needs a face lift? Why not come along and join this friendly self-help group, or just pop in to see what they are up to. Upholstery materials such as webbing, hessian, etc. are available, and help can be given with tooling to start you off. The cost? £3.00 a session to include light refreshments.

With nearly 20 members, the North Devon Spinners meet all day on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the month when they spin, knit and weave using all sorts of materials including cotton, silk and both sheep and alpaca wool. Spinners pay £2.00 a day and £1.00 a half day.

The Craft Group, or Stitch and Bitch as it is affectionately known, meets every Monday afternoon from 1.45 p.m. Just £2.00 per session including tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits! Mainly knitters, the group also has beaders, sewers, embroiderers and on the first Monday in the month, watercolour painters, who also meet again during the morning of the 3rd Tuesday of each month and for which there is a charge of £5.00.

Never thought crafting was your kind of hobby? Everyone can achieve and enjoy such skills so why not come along, join in, see what everyone is up to or try a taster session to discover your talent!

For more information on these groups, please contact:



Have you come across The Periwinkle in Ilfracombe? For crafters, especially knitters and those who crochet, this is a real treat.
The Periwinkle is Ilfracombe's first knitting cafe, selling quality yarns and tools and offering customers locally sourced tea and coffee along with cakes handmade on site.
At 45 Fore Street, it is situated between the High Street and harbour and is the perfect place to meet friends, learn new skills and enjoy the creative talents North Devon has to offer.
A range of workshops, clubs and classes are advertised in store and on the website and a selection of kits, crafts and textile arts will provide you with inspiration for gifts for your arty friends!
Call in, meet Tonia or look at her website: www.theperiwinkle.co.uk.


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KNIT & NATTER

Once again the Craft Group will be holding an afternoon of knitting and nattering to raise funds for the North Devon Hospice and invite you all to come and join them. We shall be holding Open House in the Manor Hall during the afternoon of Monday, 24th February from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Knitters, knitting strips for blankets for the Hospice, will only need some odd wool and size 8 needles and those who would just like to natter can pop in at any time during the afternoon for a chat, enjoy a coffee or tea and a cake and have a go at the raffle. All you would be asked for is a minimum donation to the Hospice of £5.00. Over the years the group, together with friends, has raised over £3,500 and probably half a mile of strips!

A reminder that the Craft Group meets every Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall, from 1.45 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Just come along and bring whatever you are currently working on - knitting, embroidery, beading, painting, etc. - chat amongst friends and enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits - chocolate ones are the favourite and very often birthdays are celebrated with delicious cakes. All this for just £2 a session!

Once a month, usually on the first Monday, Chris Grafton takes an art group alongside the craft group - again everyone is welcome. Come along and have a go, £5.00 a session.

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ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITY DAY & KNIT IN

What a wonderful day!

Saturday, 16th February for a change was a dry day, and the Manor Hall was a veritable hive of industry. Everyone was busy 'doing it themselves' under the guidance of local very talented craftspeople.

Entry at only £1, which included coffee and biscuits or tea and cakes, participants, both young and older, were soon hard at work. Under the watchful eye of Lani Shepherd, colourful stained glass boats, butterflies and birds emerged. Sue Neale's group left with delightful posy table arrangements and the menfolk as well as ladies sat down to make special occasion cards with Margaret Walls. Delicate sugar paste flowers and leaves will soon be decorating cakes thanks to the expertise of Jan Quinn, whilst Penny Armitage helped the stitchers produce a blue patchwork and spring daffodil, and others were 'stabbing' away making felt pictures with Sarah Davey.


 

 

Providing the workers and others who had called in to see what was going on with teas, coffee, biscuits, cakes and soup and roll lunches, Jan and Denny did a stalwart job with no time to relax at all in the Berrynarbor Soup Kitchen whilst Lesley did a grand job manning the raffle - always a good fund raiser.

All this was in aid of raising needed funds for the Newsletter and thanks must go to everyone involved in any way for the fantastic support which raised a healthy and much appreciated profit of £350.


 

 

What a pleasure to see a gentleman diligently stitching away at his daffodil, a young man having a very successful go at arranging flowers and a birthday girl and guests all going home with floral arrangements.

A great day thoroughly enjoyed by all!


 

 

 

The Manor Hall was again the scene of activity on the Monday afternoon when the Craft Group and friends nattered whilst knitting a quantity of colourful strips raising over £150 for the North Devon Hospice.

Thank you to everyone who has knitted strips and baby vests and bonnets - keep knitting!

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KNIT-IN WITH THE CRAFT GROUP

Clatter and Chatter, Click and Cluck, Draw and Jaw

Come and indulge your hobby with the Craft Group. We meet on Monday afternoons at the Manor Hall from 1.30 p.m. onwards, with friends and refreshments and all for just £2.00!

Last year saw us making two visits - the first to Morwellham Quay and the second to the National Trust

house at Killerton - as well as enjoying a festive lunch at Squires Restaurant in Braunton! Plans are in hand to take a leisurely barge trip on the canal at Tiverton this year.

So why not come and join us - there is no obligation to come each week, just when you can.

We shall be supporting the North Devon Hospice Knit-In on MONDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY when once again we'll be knitting colourful strips and everyone is invited and welcome to come and join us on that occasion from 2.00 p.m. There will be refreshments and a raffle and all we ask is for a minimum £5.00 donation for the Hospice. To knit all you will need is a pair of size 4 [8] needles and some colourful double knitting wool [if you don't have same, there will be some available].

And if you don't knit but would like to support this very worthy cause, please do come along and have a tea or coffee and biscuits with us and make a donation to the Hospice.

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VESTS FOR AFRICA

Over the years the Craft Group, and friends, have knitted a variety of items for charity - including Easter chickens [to be filled with cream eggs] for the Barnstaple Soroptimists, bonnets for premature babies, squares for blankets for Women's Refuge, bunting for the Big Arts Day at Swindon, miniature lifeboat men for the RNLI, and of course, strips for the Hospice. Now we are knitting vests!

These are for the Spencer Trust and will be sent to Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda. Each newly born baby is given two vests, often its only clothing and as an incentive for the mothers to bring their babies for the course of inoculations, they are promised two further vests when the course is completed.

These vests are knitted in 2 x 2 rib, which can expand quite easily and fit them from birth to two years old!


 

 

 

So knitters, would you like to knit a vest or two? The pattern is very simple:

Materials:

  • Odds and ends of coloured wool - it says odds and ends but you will probably find you need about 100g. Any colour except plain white, which is not a popular colour as it is for mourning.
  • No. 9 or 3 knitting needles
  • Medium crochet hook

Method:

  1. Cast on 80 stitches and rib 2 plain, 2 purl for 8".
  2. Cast on 14 stitches at the end of the next two rows for the sleeves.
  3. Rib 16 rows.
  4. Rib 44, cast off 20, rib 44.
  5. Rib last 44 stitches for 31/2", break off wool and knit the other shoulder in rib to match.
  6. Rib 44 stitches, cast on 20 stitches and then rib 44 stitches from the other shoulder.
  7. Rib 16 rows.
  8. Cast off 14 sleeve stiches at beginning of next two rows.
  9. Rib until back matches front and cast off.
  10. *Crochet round neck and put in a crochet draw string, fastening at the back to prevent pulling out.

Any vests would be warmly received either at the craft group Monday meetings [1.30-4.30 p.m.], with a member of the group or at the Shop.

* Don't worry if you don't crochet, this can be done for you.

We look forward to sending a goodly batch of vests from Berrynarbor!

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CRAFT GROUP & NORTH DEVON HOSPICE KNIT-IN


The Craft Group, affectionately known as Stitch and Bitch, began in 2005 following a poster and two very successful Knit-In's for the North Devon Hospice.

It has continued to go from strength to strength, meeting every Monday afternoon at the Manor Hall from 1.30 p.m. As well as enjoying 'whatever we do and doing it together', we have in the last year visited Downes House at Crediton and Knightshayes Court at Tiverton as well as enjoying a Christmas Lunch together at The Royal Marine.

We have continued to support the Hospice Knit-In raising in excess of £3,000 and miles of knitted colourful strips, and will be doing so again this year! MONDAY, 27TH FEBRUARY is THE chosen DAY and everyone is invited to come and join us from 2.00 p.m. There will be refreshments and a raffle and all you need to do is bring some double knitting wool and a pair of size 8 [4] needles and a generous donation [suggested minimum £5] for the Hospice. Please do come and help us support this very worthy cause. See you there!

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CRAFT GROUP

"This is fun, we should do it more often!" said a knitter at the first North Devon Hospice Knit In here in the village, and so the Craft Group came into being and continues with an afternoon of fun and fellowship and definitely no bitching, but some stitching!

We meet each Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall, from 1.30 p.m. onwards, bringing with us our knitting, beading, embroidery and other crafts, and enjoying tea and coffee and choccy biccies [even cakes on occasions] all for just £2.00 a session.

Last September we enjoyed a day out visiting The Cheristow Lavender Farm in the morning, and Hartland Abbey in the afternoon. Once again we all enjoyed a Christmas Meal at Marwood Hill Gardens, and we'll shortly be planning this year's trip out.

New 'crafters' are always welcome - there is always room for more. Why not come along and see what we are up to.

We shall again be supporting the North Devon Hospice Knit In and this year plan to knit at the Manor Hall on Monday, 14th February from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Everyone is welcome to join us to knit strips on size 8 [4] needles, with double knitting wool and 20 stitches. It is hoped there will be many colourful strips to be given to the Hospice for turning into blankets for deserving charities including Age Concern, the Dog'sTtrust, the David Rundle Rwanda Trust and Amigos. Rather than collecting sponsorship, knitters are asked to make a £5.00 donation to the Hospice.

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CRAFT GROUP

From its beginnings arising from the North Devon Hospice Knit In, the Craft Group has gone from strength to strength with fun and fellowship and definitely no bitching, but some stitching!

We meet each Monday afternoon in the Manor Hall, from 1.30 p.m. onwards. There are knitters, beaders, embroiderers, lace makers and other crafters, who during the afternoon enjoy tea and choccy biccies [cakes sometimes] all for just £1.50 a session.

Last June we enjoyed a day visit to Powderham Castle and in December a Christmas Lunch all together at Marwood, and we'll shortly be planning this year's trip out.

Anyone and everyone is welcome - there is always room for more. Why not come along and see what we are up to.

Up to? We shall again be supporting the North Devon Hospice Knit In and this year plan to knit whilst holding a Coffee Morning at the Manor Hall on Friday, 19th February from 10.00 a.m. onwards. Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and cakes and anyone wishing to knit as well will be warmly welcomed.

With 20 stitches, size 8 needles and plenty of wool, it is hoped many colourful strips will be produced for the Hospice to turn into blankets. Rather than seeking sponsorship, knitters will be asked to donate £5 to Hospice funds. All other proceeds from the morning will also be donated to the Hospice.

Look out for posters and come and give your support - either knitting or just nattering! See you there.

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CRAFT GROUP

The Craft Group will recommence on MONDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER 2.00 p.m. at THE MANOR HALL painting, drawing, sewing, embroidery, knitting, lace-making or any other hobby or craft

Why not come and join us? Indulge yourself working on your favourite pastime in company of others. £1.50 a session including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits. Everyone welcome.


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CRAFT GROUP

On Friday 18th May, the Berrynarbor Craft Group hired a small minibus and had a splendid day out at The American Museum in Britain, situated at Claverton Manor, Bath. The Museum was started by two American and houses special displays focusing on American history, Native American Indians and textiles, with special exhibitions of early maps and beautiful costumes from the late Victorian and Edwardian era. There was also a wonderful collection of American Quilts, all in beautiful designs and colours - just mind boggling to think of the hours and hours of work involved.

The highlight for many of us was the recreation of a series of period rooms showing how Americans lived from the colonial era to the eve of the Civil War. Only time and weather prevented us from exploring the beautiful extensive grounds - maybe a good excuse to make another visit?

So, many thanks to Judie for organising the day so well.

Chris Taylor


A reminder that the Craft Group meets on Monday afternoons at the Manor Hall, from 2.30 p.m. Come along and enjoy 'doing your own thing' in company of others with tea or coffee and biscuits - all for £1! If you would like to know more, just give Judie a ring on [01271] 883544.

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CRAFT GROUP

MONDAYS
2.30 p.m. at
THE MANOR HALL

painting, drawing, sewing, embroidery, knitting, lace-making or any other hobby or craft

Why not come and join us?

Indulge yourself working on your favourite pastime
in company of others
£1.00 a session including
Tea, Coffee and Biscuits Everyone welcome



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CRAFT AFTERNOONS

Following a break for the summer, the Monday afternoon Craft Group is again meeting at the Manor Hall from approximately 2.30 p.m. each week. Come and indulge your hobby - the one that you normally don't find time for - with friends and refreshment! Knit, sew, paint, draw, embroider, lace-make - whatever you do, why not come and do it together! Currently, W.I. members are working on their village mosaic, so the Hall is a hive of activity with very little time for gossip! DO COME AND JOIN US.

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