Ru­ral skills show­case

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Women across the re­gion will be show­cas­ing their skills at an event in Cas­tle Dou­glas next week­end.

The Ste­wartry Scot­tish Women’s In­sti­tute Fed­er­a­tion Show, held ev­ery two years, takes place in the town hall.

Kick­ing off on Fri­day, May 17, at 4.30pm, the event is a high­light of the SWI cal­en­dar.

It is ex­pected to at­tract an ex­cel­lent en­try of crafts in­clud­ing flo­ral art, bak­ing, needle­work and art­work pro­duced by mem­ber’s of the area’s women’s in­sti­tutes.

As well as work be­ing on dis­play, the show will also give mem­bers of the pub­lic the chance to get cre­ative them­selves.

On Satur­day, May 18, the show opens at 10am and vis­i­tors will be able to have a go at a va­ri­ety of hand­crafts such as pa­per­craft and knit­ting.

There will be some­thing on of­fer for the whole fam­ily to en­joy in­clud­ing sales tables, a raf­fle and de­li­cious home bak­ing.

Judges will also have the hard task of de­cid­ing who to award top prizes to for their skills and a pre­sen­ta­tion of tro­phies will take place on Satur­day at 2.30pm.

The Scot­tish Women’s In­sti­tute was cre­ated in 1917, with the aim of bring­ing women to­gether to ed­u­cate, share, cam­paign, so­cialise and to have fun as well as learn­ing to make the per­fect scone.

The Ste­wartry Fed­er­a­tion was founded around 1922. Cur­rent chair­woman Kate Smith, said: “We look for­ward to wel­com­ing peo­ple to our show. The en­try fee is just £1 and while there, vis­i­tors will be able to en­joy watch­ing demon­stra­tions as well as try­ing out some of the crafts them­selves.

“It’s al­ways a great week­end.”

Prizes Win­ners from the last fed­er­a­tion show

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