As 2015 will be the Centenary of the establishment of the W.I. in Britain, a special baton is travelling the country to mark the occasion. It started its journey on 1st January 2014 in Anglesey – the site of the very first British W.I. – and will complete it at the National A.G.M. in the Albert Hall in June 2015.
The Centenary baton will arrive in Cornwall on 17th February, 2015 and make its progress through the county before being handed to the Devon Federation on February 24th.
To mark this very special occasion, W.I. groups in Cornwall have been set a competition by the C.F.W.I. to make a cushion on which the baton can be displayed. This is our entry – a truly collaborative effort, with most of our members contributing a piece towards the finished product. Knitting, patchwork, collage and ribbon work are all included.
The winners of the competition will be announced at the C.F.W.I. Autumn Council Meeting in October. With so many skilled needlewomen in other W.I.s, we are not expecting to win, but – whatever the outcome – we will have a unique object to add to our group regalia!