Wessex is a flourishing branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild and has over 30 members. We are a group of enthusiastic sugarcrafters of all abilities, from beginners to the more experienced, and we are always delighted to see new members and visitors to our meetings. Based in South Dorset, our members come from Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland and surrounding areas.
We meet every month (except July ) In December we meet for a Christmas meal at a local pub. We have a wide variety of demonstrations which show all aspects of the art of sugarcraft. These are given by local, national and international demonstrators. We also have occasional workshops, so that members can enjoy a “hands on” experience and have the opportunity to have professional tuition in a particular skill.
The evening takes the form of a short business meeting followed by a demonstration or mini workshop. We have a break for refreshments and the Magic Moments Sugarcraft Shop from Parkstone occasionally attend so you can obtain any supplies you need.
The annual subscription, which is due in March, costs £31.50 of which £24 is the National levy and £7.50 goes to Wessex branch .Wessex tries to raise funds throughout the year to supplement the Branch income, as the cost of obtaining experienced demonstrators from across the country is very expensive. This helps to keep the Branch subscription at a low level.
There is a door fee of £2.00 per month, including refreshments and there is also a monthly raffle. Visitors entrance fee is £4.00
The Branch secretary writes a monthly newsletter which is distributed at the meeting.
We also have a very keen group of Cygnets, aged from around 7 to 18, who do some excellent work while having a lot of fun. They too, are delighted to welcome new members and visitors.
CHAIRMAN – MARION BISSELL
SECRETARY – JENNY FARWELL
PROGRAMME SECRETARY – JEAN DUNCAN
CYGNETS – EVE HANNEY
We meet at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH HALL, LITTLEMOOR, WEYMOUTH, DORSET DT3 6SJ
On the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm
CYGNETS meet at ST.PAUL’S CHURCH HALL,
ABBOTSBURY ROAD, WEYMOUTH DT4 0BJ
on the 3rd Saturday of the month between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
July NO MEETING
Wed 22nd August Sandra Bartlett – Love in the Mist
Wed 26th Sept Ursula Brown – Shoe
Wed 24th Oct Heather Upham – Rice Paper Flowers
Wed 28th Nov Steven Kirkby – Faberge style eggs
December NO MEETING
Wed 23rd January TBA
Wed 28th Feb Marilyn Hill – Foliage decorated Handbag with Sugar Flowers
Wed 28th March TBA
Wed 24th April Jean Tomlinson – Mini Workshop
Wed 22nd May AGM
Helen Yeatman – Fresh Buttonholes