With 797 institutes it is one of the principal educational organisations for women in Scotland. Being a member allows women of all ages the opportunity to learn new skills, participate in a wide range of activities and enjoy the friendship of others. Events are organised at local, federation and national level and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The recipe should also have included 1lb Demerara Sugar. The recipe had been submitted by Sheila Richardson, Cogsmill WRI. Roxburghshire.
The full amended recipe is included on the Gardening Scotland page.
The Handcrafts & Housewives Conference will be held in the Elgin Town Hall, Elgin on 11 and 12 September 2013. The Exhibition will also be held in the Elgin Town Hall on 10 & 11 September when entries for the following competitions will be on display. All Entry Forms are available from Headquarters, please send a stamped self-addressed envelope detailing which entry form you require. Or please click on the link to download a form.
Elgin High Street is a busy thoroughfare with many coffee shops and restaurants available but they are usually busy with local people at lunchtime. Moray & Nairn Federation have arranged for St Giles Church, High Street, Elgin to provide a lunch of soup, sandwich and tea or coffee for £5.00 on Wednesday 11th September.
This has been included on the Visiting Members application form which is in the magazine. Forms have also been sent to Federation and Institute Secretaries. There is a limited number of spaces, so places will be on a first come, first served basis.
We are looking for stewards to assist at the Conference for Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September. Exhibition:- Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are interested please call the H & H Secretary at SWRI Headquarters.
Wednesday 11th September: 10.30 a.m to 1230pm then 2pm to 4.30pm. Speakers will be: Penny Ellis from Spirit of Speyside Whisky, who will open the proceedings; followed by Pat Archibald , Textile Artist & Teacher – ‘Travels around My Tapestries’.
We will also be joined by Aggie Mackenzie, the Scottish Television presenter most well known for appearing in the Channel 4 series "How clean is your house?".
Jana Hutt who is Chairman for the Knockando Woollen Mill Trust in Aberlour. Topics pertaining to handcrafts & housewives in particular will also be discussed. Thursday 12th September – 10.30 a.m – 1pm: Donnie McBean who will speak on his life as a gardener – afterwards there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
The conference will finish at 1pm.
Further details regarding the Conference will follow.
|EVELYN BAXTER TROPHY|
|A Bag in Applique||Entry Form|
|BLACKWOOD TROPHY FOR EMBROIDERY|
|Embroidered Pin cushion||Entry Form|
|Advent Calendar||Entry Form|
|ISOBEL MacKENZIE TROPHY FOR FLOWER ARRANGEMENT|
|A. An Exhibit in a Whisky Glass||Entry Form|
|B. An Exhibit entitled “ Whisky Galore”||Entry Form|
|LENA MEIKLEJOHN TROPHY|
|Scissor Case||Entry Form|
|MARY AITKEN TROPHY FOR PRESERVING|
|A Jar of Chutney||Entry Form|
|NORTH EAST TROPHY|
|6 Whisky Truffles in a box||Entry Form|
|WHITECROSS TROPHY for Knitting|
|Child’s Aran Jumper||Entry Form|
|WHITECROSS TROPHY for Sewing|
|A Pair of Shorts||Entry Form|
|VAUGHAN NASH COMMUNITY COMPETITION|
|Theme: Black & White
(a) Embroidered article
(b) Knitted article
(c) Sewn article including patchwork articles
(d) Own Choice
(e) Own choice
|PLEASE NOTE - Vaughan Nash Trophy. The theme is "Black & White". Articles can be Black, White or Black and White but NO shades of Grey or Silver.|
|a) Oils/Acrylics||Theme: At Work||Entry Form|
|b) Watercolours||Theme: Scottish Landscape|
|c) Any Other Medium||No Theme|
|An Adult’s Knitted Hat - Double Knitting|
(All Colours Accepted).
|Entries are non-returnable and will be donated as appropriate after the Conference. Non-competitive entries are welcome.|
|A Christmas Card
– To Be Sent Overseas
– Any Craft (Not Computer-generated)
– Maximum Size A5
|A photograph (6” x 8”)
– mounted on A4 card (not framed)
– on “I Didn’t Know They Did That at the Rural”
PLEASE NOTE - Vaughan Nash Trophy. The theme is "Black & White". Articles can be Black, White or Black and White but NO shades of Grey or Silver.