Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Feltmaking workshops, sheep and wool.


In 2016, you'll be able to join me for  a number of workshops and events.  I also have a new online shop.

I struggle to keep up to date with various pages and websites, but you can always find my latest news on my website or Facebook page - no need to log in, or have an account.   

Plus, you're welcome to visit me in my studio or at my smallholding - though it's always better to email first to see whether I'll be there.

Anyway, I hope to catch up with some of you in 2016.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sheep shearer extraordinaire!


Yesterday I got my sheep clipped and, as you can see, Mark, the shearer, went above and beyond the call of duty. This is him carrying Big Girl, my beautiful, but woefully wayward black Bluefaced Leicester. After I had given up all hope of ever getting her to cooperate this year, Mark and his shearing partner, Gareth, with dog, Kim, managed not only to catch her (no mean feat, she is a nightmare!), but, between them, they carried her the 300 yards back to the shearing pens - all 85 kilos of her (that's over 13 stones for those of you still working in the old money!). Now, that's what I call a clipping service!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Horsley Wool Fair, 31st August 2014


I'm organising a British wool fair for the 31st August at the Hearth Arts Centre, Northumberland. I hope that some of you might be interested and come along, and if not, that you might pass this on to woolly-minded friends! 

There's a new, embryonic website that will be updated with exhibitors and demonstrators as soon as they're confirmed: http://horsleywoolfair.weebly.com/

and I've also just this minute created a new Facebook page for the event, so please pop across and like it!
https://www.facebook.com/HorsleyWoolFair

I'll keep you updated!



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Yarndale 2014

I'm quite excited to have been accepted as an exhibitor at Yarndale, 27th and 28th September.  If I can just escape from this lamb...........

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Swaledale ewes

Swaledale ewes on the fells just behind my house.  I know that I live in a beautiful part of the world.
But it's a tough place to be born, and these girls will be lambing in a week or two.  Let's hope for kind weather.