‘Fine art jewellery’ was the title of Karen Van Hoff’s talk at the March meeting.

A very talented lady, whose delicate, unique designs were much appreciated by us all. Thanks to the Women’s Institute, she started designing and making jewellery whilst living near her mother-in-law, a WI member, in Dorset. She creates tiaras, necklaces, chokers, earrings, sometimes knitting with fine wire, then decorating with beads and material. She generously donated a necklace and earrings for the raffle.

This talk was her first to a Worcestershire WI and Mamble cum Bayton members hope it will be the first of many.

The institute will be hosting the Teme and Tenbury Group meeting on March 21, which has a 1960s theme.

On Monday, April 8, the Institute will meet at Mamble Village Hall at 7.30pm for the first of its summer meetings.

John Carter will speak about ‘Auctions and Antiques’ and will be happy to discuss objects members may bring along. The competition is an April-related item and there will be a trading stall.

Meanwhile, there is still time to spring clean in readiness for the rummage sale on May 4 at Mamble Village Hall.