Next Meeting


Our next meeting is on Thursday 9 May: Little Beau Sheep

This month, we’ll be joined by Sarah Turner, owner of Little Beau Sheep. Sarah is an ex-member of Saltaire WI and now lives in Ilkley and is an active member of Ilkley Bluebells WI! She’ll be telling us about how she set up her laundry product company,  growing it from a kitchen table hobby making felted laundry balls to a successful business. She will also lead us in a hands-on felting workshop, so we can all take our own sheep home with us!  There is no charge for members and guests are very welcome (£4 payable per guest).

Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank and red box project
We are continuing to collect items for the Foodbank. Bring along any non-perishable items you would like to donate (see their website for suggested items). We are also collecting sanitary wear for the red box project.

What will happen at the meeting?

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the hall at St Peter’s Church, Moorhead Lane. There’s always time to grab some refreshments (tea, coffee, wine and cake) and catch up with friends or meet new people, and the meeting itself will start at around 7:45 p.m.

We always start with a brief business meeting, led by our President Fiz. We’ll share news and future plans – it can be handy to have your diary with you to note down dates.

After that, we’ll hear from Sarah about her business and have a go at hand felting ourselves. All the equipment will be supplied by Sarah, so there is no need to bring anything with you.

The meeting will finish at around 9 p.m.

I’m not a member – can I come?

Visitors are very welcome – come on your own, or with friends. Our members are very friendly and happy to chat, so you shouldn’t be left on your own! We range in age from mid-20’s to mid-80’s and come from all sorts of backgrounds, so don’t worry that you are ‘not the right type for WI’ – we are sure you are.

Our usual guest fee is £4. If you let us know you are coming we will look out for you and say hello!

What should I bring with me?

It’s always useful to bring your diary, and a pen for signing up for social events.

We are continuing to collect items for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank and the Red Box Project, so do bring along any food or sanitary products you wish to contribute.


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