Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Unpacking and fleecy purchases.......

Many less bags than we left with.....

Wensleydale X Merino

Gotland Ewe

Gotland lamb

Teeswater X Hebridean

Coloured Wensleydale Ewe

White Wensleydale Ewe

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Woolfest 2014.....what fun!

Another brilliant show in Cockermouth,
the organizers work so hard to create really a
fabulous wooly experience.

We were even busier than last year, and thrilled that
so many of last years customers and our online
customers popped by to say hello.

It was also great to meet many new creative people.

Sadly we were so busy I never managed a pic with
 Rita, Vicky and myself on the stand.

Now to the unpacking........

Friday, 20 June 2014

Surf Print and prep for Woolfest

Really pleased with my new 
business cards from Surfprint.

Just a wee heads up I will be closing my Ebay shop
on Monday morning so I can get ready for Woolfest 
and it will open again for business on Monday 30th June
with lots and lots of new goodies!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

woolfest dying.......just a little time left

sari ribbon

silk hankies

silk rods

sea,sand and sky packs.......

Sunday, 8 June 2014

New Additions to family...Dotty and Dora

Meet Dotty and Dora!

Hope was desperate for rabbits for her birthday
(she is 7 on Wednesday.....eeeek)
and she wanted to adopt from the SSPCA.

Dotty and Dora have settled
in really well, we couldn't have wished for 
a better natured pair.

As you can see Hope is really enjoying their company,
she just climbs in the run with them!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Working on new British Packs......

New British luxury felting packs

A few in shop

But most heading to Woolfest

Hand made pre felt/pebbles
and lovely british fluff

B.F.L/Shetland and North Ronaldsay 
hand dyed yarns

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Fit to burst....Hope and her award!

We have one very happy almost 7 year old tonight.
She won the 
1st Largs Girls Brigade 
trophy for handicrafts.

Away to bed with it carefully position so
she can see it first thing when she wakes up.

Oh my! Don't we need to paint that gate.....

Monday, 26 May 2014

Great British felting packs

In our British packs we have fluffy stuff from all
over the U.K...
Some local and some from up North
and others from down south.

Handmade pre felt using shetland and B.F.L
hand spun yarns by Rita
hand made felt pebbles using Jacob and Romney.

Angora - Yorkshire
Mohair - Cambridgeshire and Somerset
Blue Texel  - Ayrshire
North Ronaldsay - Those wonderful seaweed eating sheep
on the Island of North Ronaldsay, Orkney
Alpaca - all over the U.K.
Bluefaced leicester - Northumberland
Merino - Woolaston
Wensleydale - all over the U.K.
and many more......

Friday, 23 May 2014

How awful! I hope they can do something for the wonderful MAC building....

So sad to hear today about the 

I really hope they can do something. 
I have very fond memories of my time spent there.
It is such an important piece of Architecture.

Dying with plants....

Heading here tomorrow for a course on
Dying with plants being taught by Ann Ross.
Really looking forward to it as its something
I've really not done before.

The Barony is also holding an exhibition
by Scottish felt makers.
So it will be a great chance to see that too!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It's a blue/sea green day.....

Lots of lovely yarn
North Ronaldsay, bfl, shetland

fluff - angora,alpaca and mohair
tops - Shetland, north ronaldsay and Wensleydale
Fleece - bfl curls

all for some new British packs.
(grown in the U.K. more than native to)

silk fabric

silk rods and cocoons

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Customer orders....what fun

I love creating things for customers projects....

just a few pics

of different projects

that I have dyed for this week.

Monday, 12 May 2014

New range for shop....Bark.....

While Hope was creating her wonderful colourful piece yesterday,
I was making bark.

to put felting packs

XL luxury creativity packs

I love the effect of the additions of soyabean and flax/linen
for texture.

creativity packs

standard felting packs.