Morsbagging with WI Leicestershire

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  • #1085
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    We had a great afternoon morsbagging at WI House in Leicester. Members were invited from all the Leicestershire pods. Without much ado they all fell into place stripping curtains, cutting out bags, the ironing bit and sewing. Twelve bags were made and hopefully they will be setting up their own pod soon. Here are the pics

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    #1113
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    That’s nice Offcuts!! Don’t your local WI have a super venue! 🙂 Love those yellow walls and golden leaves outside 🙂 as well as the crowds of industrious ladies inside, sewing like troupers!! 😀

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    #1115
    sazzie
    sazzie
    Participant

    I agree Beattie, it all looks very industrious, and a wonderful room. I think I would spend my time looking at the beautiful trees through the window.

    #1327
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    I received a lovely email today

    Following 3 of us attending your Morsbag making session at WI house, we discussed it at our committee meeting and decided we would become a pod and have just registered.

    We are going to start by meeting in a members house early in the new year, who has two sewing machines and her daughter makes soft furnishings so may be able to supply us with off cuts. Is it possible we could have some more labels to help get us started?

    Many thanks
    Regards
    Penny Stimpson
    Secretary
    Whissendine WI


    They have registered as Whisseybags! Great name! Leicestershire labels are currently sponsored by Leicester Host Lions so I shall be sending them some in the post. Here is a photo of Whisseybags!

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    #1335
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Welcome Whisseybags!! 😀 Sounds like you’ll be getting off to a flying start in the new year.

    One tip – if the kind soft furnishings-making daughter supplies you with rather thick upholstery fabric you CAN make bags with it, but will get on best if you use thinner fabric (like sheeting, thin cotton curtains etc) for the handles. When you are sewing the handles into the upright position there are places where you are sewing through 11 thicknesses of fabric and if they’re all thick upholstery stuff your sewing machines will struggle and break lots of needles.

    Happy bagging!!

    #1339
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
    Participant

    Well done Offcuts! Greetings to Whisseybags!

    #1340
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Thank you Krisaby! 😉

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    #1344

    🙂 Welcome Whisseybags.So nice to hear about your new Pod. I look forward to
    updates on your Morsbagging
    Kind regards

    #1345
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Whisseybags are listed in the pod list – I sorted it alphabetically by clicking on the arrow next to the “pod name” header on the table, and on the map too. Let us know how you get on 😀

    Correction – it’s spelled “Whissybags” 😉

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    #1348
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Beattie, I can’t see an arrow next to the pod name header.

    #1352
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    If I click on “pod name” and wait, it turns blue and there’s a small downward pointing arrow to the right of it. I wonder if I see it differently as I’m a moderator? (Superpowers…..?) Try it and see what happens?

    #1354
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Yes it worked. Thank you Beattie 🙂

    #1358
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Mo problem! I’m glad it worked!:D

    #1367
    Sarah
    Sarah
    Participant

    Brilliant – love the name!

    #1382
    sazzie
    sazzie
    Participant

    Love the name – welcome to the family

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