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12:00pm Thursday 29th July 2010 in News
AFTER the reading of the newsletter by secretary Shirley Moorhouse it was reported that members had now completed the NFWI challenge. Members have walked, swum and cycled to complete the challenge in record time.
Together with a photo of all who took part, the entry has been sent in.
President Margaret Johnson gave a report from the AGM in Cardiff. The NFWI resolution to have clear labelling and country of origin on foods was passed. Tref-y-Clawdd WI had a very successful garden party in July. This was held at the home of Jean Coulthard, who was thanked for the use of her garden. The speaker for the July meeting was Diana Turner from First for Yarns in Knighton. Diana, born in Knighton, started her knitting business after her daughter had her first child. They found there was both a need for knitted items and wool. At first they just had a very small shop in Station Road but have now moved to a much bigger shop in High Street. They also run a thriving internet business selling wool to customers all over the world. Members were shown many different type of wool and hand knitted garments for all ages. Where possible they try to get Welsh wool or yarn from Fairtrade countries. There are many lovely colours of wool and many types of yarn. The competition for a hand knitted item was won by Jean Parkes with a hand knitted hat. Next month Tref-y-Clawdd WI members will be visiting Hampton Court near Leominster and the next meeting will be on September 1 at the Baptist Church schoolroom in Knighton at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Diana Menley and the competition will be an item made out of fabric.