Suitable for beginners and more advanced crafters.  Come and learn a new skill or dabble in the things you love!  At least 2 'Make and Take' with many different crafts to learn.  

Cost:  £5 per session which includes materials and tools.  Please contact Sandra Crawford to book your place by telephone 07928 113863 or email  No commitment, simply 'dip in and out' as you wish.


We are pleased to welcome the ladies of Swallownest & District WI who were formed on 27 February 2020. 

The 2021 NFWI Annual Meeting will be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday 19 April 2021.

As this year’s NFWI Annual Meeting had been due to take place at the Royal Albert Hall, it is great news that NFWI have been able to secure a date for 2021. Next year is also the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary so it is a particularly special year for us to be part of their calendar of events

Look out for further information on how to order tickets/be a Delegate/Observer in the coming months in our newsletter/Facebook page and Website.




resolutions 2020

NFWI Board of Trustees has set the 2020 subscription at:-


This will be distributed:-
WI:  £21.10
Federation:  £10.00
NFWI:  £11.90
Dual:  £21.10




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114 members from our Federation attended the Service of Celebration at St Michael Le Belfrey Church in York on 29 February.  A fantastic Service to celebrate 100 Years of the Yorkshire Federation. 

As the NFWI Annual Meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two resolutions due to be discussed were not able to be debated or voted on by delegates.

The NFWI Board of Trustees has decided that in these exceptional circumstances, the results of the shortlist selection process will be used as a proxy for the Annual Meeting vote.

​In the shortlisting selection stage, the two resolutions (stem cells and modern slavery) attracted a clear majority of selections from members (over 70%).

The NFWI Board felt that this was the most democratic means available to determine the outcome of this year’s resolution process taking into account time and resource constraints and the challenges of the current lockdown period. The Board also wanted to recognise the huge amounts of time and effort that members, WIs and Federations put into the resolutions process this year.

This means that the two resolutions have now been adopted by the WI, and members are free to campaign on these issues.

​​The resolutions are as follows:

A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration

There is an urgent need to increase the number of people registered on the aligned UK stem cell registry in order to provide potentially life-saving treatment to people of all ages with certain blood cancers. We call on all WI members to promote registration to the database to avoid people dying whilst waiting for a match.

​End Modern Slavery

There are tens of thousands of victims of modern slavery hiding in plain sight in the UK. Modern slavery has severe consequences for the health and mental wellbeing of survivors. The NFWI calls on the Government to protect victims of modern slavery in the first instance and deliver longer term support to help them rebuild their lives. We call on our members to raise awareness of the prevalence of modern slavery throughout society and to campaign to defeat it.

WIs will not need to consider how they wish to vote or to hold discussion events, but they are nevertheless encouraged to engage with and learn about the topics.