Creative Activities

Centenary Salver Novice Class WinnerWe provide activities involving visual and creative arts to all members within the Federation.

We also promote all aspects of the arts for your enjoyment, in the form of demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, and organising trips to exhibitions and Museums.

There are opportunities to attend all-day workshops at the Federation Office, or around the County.  These have been as diverse as ribbon embroidery, stained glass and cookery demonstrations.

The Sub-Committee aims to reflect the requirements of members and therefore suggestions for future activities are always welcomed.

The Creative Activities Committe has organised several events for 2022. These include

Watercolour Painting Workshop10 March 2022Evelyn Suffield House, Norwich
(Federation Office)
The Committee hope to be at the Makers' Week9 to 20 March 2022The Forum, Norwich
Centenary Salver8 to 10 April 2022Bawdeswell Village Hall
Calico Gardens Embroidery Workshop12 April 2022 and
31 May 2022
Evelyn Suffield House, Norwich
(Federation Office)
Autumn Craft Day
This is an annual event with a variety of courses to choose from,
with skilled tutors on hand to assist.
to be advisedWatch out for more details nearer the time!
Christmas Craft Day18 November 2022Evelyn Suffield House, Norwich
(Federation Office)

Centenary Salver 2022

This annual event attracts many entries from our members. It is a co-operative competition and all WIs within the Federation can take part. The theme of the competition is decided by the Sub-Committee and various crafts are undertaken to interpret the theme.

For 2022, the theme is 'An Event in History'.

Centenary Salver Schedule 2022

Click HERE to see and download "On with the Show" online.
'On with the Show' has been written for exhibitors, judges and show committees. It is an invaluable guide for anyone involved in show work. (You will need to be able to log on to My WI).

Congratulations to all who entered the Centenary Salver and Novice Cup Competitions.

Here are the 2022 Centenary Salver Winners

Old Catton Evening (Fire of London)

(Joint First)

Erpingham with Calthorpe (The Creation)

(Joint First)

Walpole Cross Keys (King John)

(Third place)

and the 2022 Centenary Salver Novice Cup Winners

1st place: East Thorpe (Fire of London)

2nd place: Brooke (Tutankhamun)

3rd place: Buxton & District (The Coronation)

Download Previous Projects From Here

A Project for Winter: Tissue Holder (Stocking Filler)
A Project for Summer: Crochet a little Summer Brooch
A Project for May's Project: Recycling Tins
A Project for April: Embroidered Card
Easter Cheap Cheep 2021 Crafts
Easter Fudge  Download your seasonal recipe here
Wendy's Easy Peasy Fingerless Mitts
Betty’s Little Felt Needle Case Download
"Crafty Ideas for February" Download it here
Knitted Leaves Craft Project, In Ten Easy Steps January 2021 Download it here

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Bacton Craft day 2019The day held on Saturday 23rd October 2021 was very successful and enjoyed by all who attended.

We hope to hold one in autumn 2022. Watch out for details nearer the time.


The year culminates in a large sale known as “Unwanted/Unfinished”, held in Evelyn Suffield House.

We can also arrange for our Pop-up Shop, of donated craft items (such as embroidery silks and knitting wool), to be available for WI meetings.

Some courses are available to certificate level should you wish to take your interest further; for instance, we also organise Food Hygiene Certificates.

The Sub-Committee aims to reflect the requirements of members and therefore suggestions for future activities are always welcomed.

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Follow the links below to find out what happened when BBC Radio Norfolk joined our Norfolk centennial Centenary Salver Show.

Anthony Isaacs has been trying his hand at rag-rugging with the @NorfolkWI at their centenary salver.
How do you think he’s doing?

— BBC Radio Norfolk (@BBCNorfolk) April 7, 2019


Listen to an excerpt as Anthony Isaacs of BBC Radio Norfolk chats with Sheelagh Foulke and Sue Ovenden. They looked at the entries with him and discussed why the WI is as valid today, as when they joined.

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