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This month’s WI meeting in Alne was opened by Joan Baram (President) happy to be in charge of the wooden gavel for the coming year.
The meeting was well attended and Joan warmly welcomed members and visitors. Joan enthusiastically informed the group of the future meetings (programmes were provided) and the many various outings that she has organized if members would like to attend.
Diana (brilliant Secretary) kept WI news brief.
During the month, Alne’s WI group had the most amazing, “Afternoon Tea” held at Whiteley's at Home Farm, Alne.
They all said it was absolutely fantastic. It was a most enjoyable afternoon, filled with lots of chatter, laughter, fabulous food and drink.
This evening’s speaker was Lynette Evans, Alne W.I. Member. She gave a talk demonstrating Amigurumi.
Amigurumi (Japanese crocheted or knitted stuffed toy") is the Japanese art knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures.
The word is a compound of the Japanese words ami, meaning "crocheted or knitted", and kurumi, literally "wrapping", as in nuigurumi "(sewn) stuffed doll".
Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look. While the art of amigurumi has been known in Japan for several decades, the craft first started appealing to the masses in other countries, especially in the West, in 2003.
By 2006, amigurumi were reported to be some of the most popular items on Etsy, an online craft marketplace, where they typically sold for £10 to £100.
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