Entries by Chesterdevaswi

Change of meeting date to commence January 2018

The votes have been counted and we can now announce the members choice is to hold our meetings on the same Tuesday each month. The change will be effective from January 2018. All members will be informed of changes and dates via our newsletter. Please direct any questions to the committee via email. Thank you […]

Resolutions – May 2017

After our Pate Princess session, we got down to some serious WI business – voting for the NFWI 2017 Annual Meeting Resolutions. As a member of the WI, it’s that time of year where we needed to discuss and vote for which resolution we, the Chester Devas WI, wish to support.   The two resolutions […]

Pate Princess – May 2017

The self-proclaimed ‘Chief Excitement Officer’ Margaret Carter joined us in May to discuss her entrepreneur activities – she went from Chile to pâté as head of one of Wales’ most successful food firms, the Patchwork Traditional Food Company. The Patchwork Traditional Food Company was established over 30 years ago. It was started by Margaret in […]

Life Drawing – April 2017

April saw our Chester Devas WI member Rebecca Collins give us an easy to follow life drawing taster session. We learnt some of the basic techniques of life drawing which allowed us to produce a likeness of a human figure. We used techniques such as ‘gesture’ allowing us to situate our figure accurately on the […]

Caribbean Cooking Demo – March 2017

There was a rum punch too many at March’s event with Servel Miller, the founder of Caribbean Flava. The Chester Deva ladies got stuck in making Jamaican patties (like our good old Cornish pasties but spicier!). Servel then demonstrated an amazing, quick and simple chicken curry. More of his tasty ‘Just Jamin’ sauces can be […]

Show the Love – February 2017

Whilst many folk were romancing the night away this February 14th, our ladies got involved and supported the National Federation of WI’s climate change campaign ‘Show the Love’. The evening was aimed at making all things that are personal to ourselves that are affected by climate change through the power of green hearts. More information […]

Choir – January 2017

We will be pop stars in no time! What a fantastic evening on Thursday. Dan Bowman worked wonders on us. He taught us very basic singing and breathing techniques and promised us he would get us singing like a Choir by the end of the evening ………… and he did! Our ladies sounded brilliant throughout […]

Christmas Crackers – December 2016

December saw our ladies making Christmas Crackers with one of our WI members, Sara Lawton. Sara showed us two styles of making crackers for the festive period. We made a sparkly cracker and a Rudolf cracker, and we even made our own jokes to go inside. One was a little more fiddly than the other […]

AGM – November 2016

Thanks to all for your support and goodwill. Chester Devas WI would not be here today if it wasn’t for you!!   Last week saw our AGM with lots of farewells and goodbyes to committee members but also lots of ‘hellos’ to newly recruited committee members.   Rebecca Collins (previously President) thanked all the Chester Devas […]

Patchwork Lesson – October 2016

A fantastic evening of Patchwork and Bunting was delivered by our very own WI member Rose Owen in October. Rose showed us some of the basics in producing bunting and little patchwork squares that could be used to make things like cushions and covers or mug-rugs which were raffled off on the evening.      […]