A new WI for Barlaston


Barlaston Herons WI is a newly formed WI group of women, young and old, meeting monthly in the Methodist Church on Park Drive, Barlaston on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

It is a time for women to meet, learn new things, share ideas, make new friends, fundraise and have fun. They have been planning a varied programme – craft workshops, speakers, meditation and so much more.  The WI is the original social network, founded nationally in 1915, for women of all ages, but Barlaston Herons WI had their official forming meeting on 20th February 2013 and already have 20 members signed up.

So far, they have completed a watercolour workshop and had a go at belly dancing!  They have decorated a silk scarf, which involved dripping drops of different dyes onto the scarf creating amazing colours and they’ve just experienced the most calm meeting yet, with a relaxation workshop encouraging all the members to take a pause from their busy lives to take a moment for themselves.

Up and coming meetings:

• 17th July 2013 – Heartstart with Viv O’Dunne

• 21st August 2013 – Have a go, Craft evening

• 18th September 2013 – Bee Keeping with    Andrew Lakin

• 16th October 2013 – Willow Weaving workshop    with Sam Taylor

• 20th November 2013 – Cake Decorating


• 18th December 2013 – The art of the    Chocolatier with Jackie Roberts

The club is growing a would and love to meet new people, you do not need to live in Barlaston to attend and they offer visitors the opportunity of taster sessions at £3 each so pop along and give them a try, why not bring a friend?

For further information please contact President Karen on 07770 241437 or k12burns@aol.com