The first full branch meeting of the Crosspool Women’s Institute (WI) will take place on Monday 19 March at St Columba’s church from 7-9pm.
Speaking on BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, Julia Connelly from Crosspool’s Craft Angels explained why the group has been set up: “In Crosspool there is a diverse range of ages, and a WI is something that can bring women together, especially young mums whose children have gone to school. A lot of our population also include professional people who have come to Sheffield for university and then stayed with no family living nearby.
“In the current economic climate, people are going back to traditional crafts and growing their own vegetables. Make-do-and-mend, vintage and shabby chic are all back in fashion. The traditional crafts have skipped a generation. A lot of women don’t do baking any more and people want to learn to knit.”
So far there are 34 people interested in joining the group. If you want to find out more then you can turn up on Monday or get in touch
with Craft Angels via:
For the next seven days you’ll be able to listen again to the interview on Radio Sheffield on iPlayer. The Crosspool WI piece starts around 1.5 hours in.
Crosspool WI meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of the month at St Columba’s (7-9pm) and the fourth Monday of the month at Stephen Hill Church (1-3pm), except August.