A little bit of info about us
Welcome to the Blackheath and Greenwich Women’s Institute.
We were founded in 2008 and our membership has grown steadily ever since, and ranges from 20 to 90+ year olds.
Our aim is to provide a warm welcoming environment for women to make friends, learn new things, have fun and hopefully feel inspired at every meeting.
We are proud of the links that we have forged in our community from supporting local campaigns to collaborating with neighbouring traders.
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, at 7.30pm, in the hall of Sunfields Methodist Church on Old Dover Road, SE3 8SJ.
Due to a full membership and high attendance rates we would urge all potential visitors to get in touch with us prior to attending a meeting. This way we can ensure we don't exceed our room capacity. Many thanks.
Email: BlackheathGreenwich@wkfwi.org.uk (Emails recieved by our Secretary Christine D)
Remember to bring along £1 for homemade cake in the tea break!
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Speaker: Jamie Chalmers aka MR X Stitch
This is a members only event.
An hour long presentation featuring over 100 pieces of contemporary embroidery and needlecraft. It’s a roller coaster ride that will inspire and entertain you, and there will be lots of things for you to buy as well!
You might think that needlework is an outdated pastime for old ladies, but nothing could be further from the truth. Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers proves that this humble craft is alive and kicking, and explains how your life can be enriched by something as simple as a needle and thread. Jamie is one of the world’s most well-known male embroiderers, an internationally exhibited textile artist and curator. A stitcher for over ten years, he is an internationally exhibited artist and the curator of PUSH Stitchery, featuring 30 contemporary embroidery artists from around the world. He has also written articles for textile publications across the world, including FiberArts magazine and Surface Design Journal, and is the founder of XSTITCH magazine.
Door will be open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.
For more details please see our UPCOMING SPEAKERS page.
What is the Women's Institute?
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. The WI will celebrate its centenary in 2015 and currently has 212,000 members in around 6,600 WIs.
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
- See more at: http://www.thewi.org.uk/about-the-wi#sthash.m0jbhf6W.dpuf