Report on Winter Craft Days run by Harriette

Thank you all who came on Saturday 4th Feb: with 29 people through the door and a wide range of ages, it was another friendly, creative day.  We had about 22 for lunch and I’m very grateful to Jenny for her butternut soup and to Diane who kindly brought a chocolate cake, much enjoyed by young Chris when he took a break from his block printing in the morning.  My soups were parsnip and sweet potato (very simple), and leek and potato.
I have just done the sums and over this winter we have made a profit of £228 which I have just paid to the Compton Dando Community Association who publicise and support our events and also provide insurance for our activities.  They not only support the villagers, holding monthly coffee morning open to all, provide our tea and coffee for the Craft Days, help organise our fete in the summer, occasional Open Garden days, raise funds for support for the church, hall and information for visitors to the area: about walks, wildlife and local events.
Mary suggested we make a recipe book of soups and cakes we provide.  Anyone wishing to take this idea on?  Perhaps we could have recipes illustrated by the wonderful artists in the group?  Or with decoupage from the card makers?
Anyway, I’m also grateful to Jenny for warping up my loom and this seemed to fascinate a few people so if you want to find out more, then check this link for the group Jenny runs near Yate, which is an excellent place to learn not only weaving but skilled people there are happy to share their knowledge too.  A number of us also belong to the Wiltshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers and they meet in Steeple Ashton and hold classes to learn all sorts of crafts as well as talks and exhibitions.  To find out more check out their website here:
Photo courtesy of Ros Anstey
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