Hope Jacare Designs
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Unpacking and fleecy purchases.......
Many less bags than we left with.....
Wensleydale X Merino
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........
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Woolfest 2013...found this and thought some may be interested
Friday, 20 June 2014
Surf Print and prep for Woolfest
Really pleased with my new
business cards from
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
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
fire at the
G.S.A. Mackintosh building.
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....
The Barony centre - West Kilbride
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 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 into....luxury felting packs
XL luxury creativity packs
I love the effect of the additions of soyabean and flax/linen
standard felting packs.