On behalf of the Women in Turning section of Cape Cod Woodturners, welcome! Our WIT members participate in all club activities and also meet independently about 4 times a year. Our purpose is to support each other as we gain confidence and skill in our turning and to be a social and creative outlet. Some of us turn and some enjoy other related activities such as woodburning and carving.
We meet to do a project in members' shops in a mentored environment. Everyone is encouraged to participate at some level or work on other projects, regardless of woodturning experience. Even if you've never had your hands on a turning tool and don't have a lathe, we can help you get started! Our CCW club has a full-time mentoring program that WIT doesn't offer, but we know all of the resources and contacts in the club to help you.
This year we are participating in a national WIT initiative--making wig stands which will be donated to recipients. We are partnering with Cape Cod Technical School's cosmotology program which is an American Cancer Society distribution site for free wigs. We are also doing our first CCW WIT display at one of our local libraries during the month of May.
There are resources through American Association of Woodturners (AAW) which might also be helpful to you. In order to access them, you don't have to be an AAW member. For AAW WIT information, visit their page . You can view the newsletters that contain news, articles by women, turnings by women, and upcoming WIT eXchange events. Our club events periodically have articles and photos published in their newsletters. The AAW store, has shirts, turning smocks, and patches with the WIT logo.
Let's connect at a meeting and make sure that you know all that is available to you in the club.
It's a very welcoming and supportive group of woodturning enthusiasts. We hope you will enjoy turning as much as we do.
CCW WIT Liaison