November 22, 2017

February WI Meeting

Ladies – why not give Claxton & Sand Hutton WI a try this month – on Thursday 20th Feb our guest speaker will be Ryedale’s Police Inspector Andy Everitt. If you’ve always wanted find out about local policing here’s your chance. Come and join us at 7.30pm in the village hall. Visitors rate is £3 payable on the night and includes refreshments. There will also be a raffle and sales table available.

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton!

With a New Year, why not try out your local WI which usually meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. This year we have a wide variety of speakers and you will be assured of a very warm welcome from our friendly group.

If you’re not sure about joining as a full member yet, then come along as a visitor for just £3 payable on the night.

The next meeting is on Thursday 16 January when our speaker for the evening will be Mr W Anderson talking about his life as a vet.

Community Library

The Community Library will not be open on either Monday 23rd or Monday 30th December. It will reopen on Monday 6th January.

During January I will begin the process of refreshing the library stock so if anyone has any paperback fiction in good condition or (auto)biographies that they’ve finished with, please either drop off at the library or give me a ring. Thanks. Angela. Tel 468396

November WI Meeting

This month’s meeting started with the annual meeting where the current committee (with Helen Webster as President) were re-elected for the coming year.

The evening’s talk entitled “A Life of Loops and Looms” was given by local knitting Guru Rachel Hirst who brought along a wide selection of looms and knitting materials to show us.

Rachel told us how ‘Grandma Hirst’ first inspired her life long passion for knitting although two Aunts, an Uncle and her Father also taught her knitting and weaving craft so you could say it is in her genes.

We heard about the delights of French knitting (who amongst us doesn’t remember the cotton reel with 4 tacks knocked into it?) Of course these days, the health & safety brigade are much happier with the plastic version that doesn’t snag the fingers! Rachel still teaches children French knitting –making finger puppets, spiders and snakes.

We also heard about Rachel’s favourite shop ’Fred Aldous’ where she used to go as a girl and still goes whenever she’s in Manchester. We were shown weaving looms made out of simple cardboard, peg looms, indeed looms of all sizes – Rachel is always on the look out for them. Then there were weaving sticks which are great for making bookmarks and we were even shown how to use our hand as a loom.

Rachel showed us examples of her knitting work from fine lace knitting to rug knitting and even a knitted carrier bag made out of ……..old carrier bags!

The evening was a fascinating insight into the fascinating life of a lady who knits and Rachel concluded her talk by presenting the WI with another example of her trade craft – our very own knitted ‘WI’ bunting; a truly magnificent gift.

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton! Don’t forget next Thursday’s (21st) WI meeting – 7.30pm in the village hall. Our very own local knitting guru Rachel Hirst will be giving the talk – “A Life of Loops and Looms”. It promises to be a very entertaining evening so why not join us – just £3 on the door for non members.

Women’s Institute

Ladies! This month’s Claxton & Sand Hutton WI meeting features our very own local knitting champion Rachel Hirst (of Knit & Natter fame) who will be giving the evening talk and no doubt keeping us in stitches (sorry, that was groan making). If you haven’t been to a meeting before why not try this one and be prepared to have a really pleasant evening out in very friendly company. We look forward to meeting you on Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm in the village hall. There is a small fee of just £3 for visitors on the night which includes refreshments.

Community Library

Unfortunately, the Community Library will not be open next Monday 28 October due to the hall being in use.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Normal service will be resumed on Monday 4 November (when it will also be Knit & Natter group!)

Women’s Institute

Ladies – Don’t forget this Thursday’s WI meeting in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Our guest speaker for the night is Siobhan White who runs the very successful local catering company FEAST. She will be demonstrating a number of dishes and bringing some recipes on the evening too.

There will be a charge of £5 for non members (payable on the night) to include a glass of wine and nibbles. We will also have a sales table and a raffle so if you fancy an enjoyable night out, why not join us; you will be assured of a very warm welcome if you do

Women’s Institute

Ladies – Claxton & Sand Hutton Women’s Institute would like to invite you to join them at their meeting to be held on Thursday 17 October in Sand Hutton Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Our guest speaker for the night is Siobhan White who runs the very successful local catering company FEAST. She will be demonstrating a number of dishes and bringing some recipes on the evening too.

There will be a charge of £5 for non members (payable on the night) to include a glass of wine and nibbles. We will also have a sales table and a raffle so if you fancy an enjoyable night out, why not join us; you will be assured of a very warm welcome if you do.

Knit & Natter Gathering

The next meeting of Sand Hutton and Claxton Knit and Natter is on Monday 7th October. 10.00am to 12 noon. All welcome, knitters or not, from far or near.
More details from Rachel on 01904 468336