Chideock WI has a number of interest groups that meet regularly.
Craft Group This group meets up during the afternoon at a member's house on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and is led by Tish Wynford-Thomas. Each month the group tries out a new craft and some months it looks like a Blue Peter event but fun is had by all! More serious projects have included making heart-shaped comfort cushions, drainage bag covers and car seat-belt pads for mastectomy patients and trauma teddies. Members can also bring their own projects along or join us for a Knit & Natter.
Tish, whose passion is ceramic sculpture also organises one-off workshops on different topics such as stone carving, cake icing, silk painting, wreath making, and Waldorf-inspired wool fairies to name but a few. Projects can be found by clicking on the arrow opposite.
Book Group This group is led by Ros Hipkiss and meets at lunchtime on the second Tuesday of the month at The George Inn in Chideock. Over a drink and a light bite we discuss the book we have read that month. This usually leads to some fascinating discussions (not always directly related to our book!). Everyone has the opportunity to recommend books which means that we read over a wide genre.
Lunch and Natter. Every month Bev Taylor organises a lunch-time visit to a local pub or restaurant. Any member can attend and it is a wonderful opportunity to eat somewhere new in good company, and have a good chat.
Walking Group We meet in the spring and summer, usually on the 4th Tuesday of the months from March to October, in the afternoon for a variety of walks, sometimes from the village and sometimes a little further afield. Dogs are welcome and they enjoy the company as much as we do. We often end with tea in a cafe or at a member's house.
Skittles. We hold occasional skittles events in The Clock who serve us fish and chips in the interval.
Recently we challenged a nearby WI to play with us.
Garden Group This is a new group where members visit gardens and plant fairs (following social distancing guidelines) and as soon as we are able we hope to visit members' gardens and swap plants and seeds.