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Saturday, 24 October 2015

October Round Up

As the nights draw in, it's not quite the end of the calendar month but time to review LWEWI's activites for the month.

At Craft Club we made Christmas Cards, led by talented member Nicky.

Our regular monthly meeting was a hands on session, led by the lovely people of Arthur Beale Chandlers of Shaftesbury Avenue. After a brief history of the business and an introduction to rope, it was time to learn all about knot tying. Teaching us a bowline knot turned out to be more difficult than you'd think, but it turns out we're all naturals at making nooses!

And as if that wasn't enough, Sunday 25th Oct is the community preview of Egypt: Faith After The Pharaohs at the British Museum, which 12 of our members are attending for free. One of the perks of being a LWEWI member!


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Next Meeting - October

Wednesday 21st October, 6.30pm

A Knotty Issue

Yo ho ho and a cup of tea, and attention all craft-minded members (or interested vistors)!

We have invited Steve Harvey and one of his shipmates from Arthur Beale, the long-established yacht's chandlers in Covent Garden, to take us through the art of roping and other knotty problems. Come along and learn more about this fascinating topic, with hands on practice, without tying yourself in knots!

The company has been on the same site in Shaftesbury Avenue for 120 years, and survived the many transformations this vibrant area has seen.