Friday, 29 June 2012

Some people reading this are getting a malaware warning. I am aware of this now, thank you to all who told me, and will try to sort it out as soon as I can.



Woolfest!!! Yea!!
Loved it. The weather was unspeakable..almost literally as the roof was metal and the pounding rain made it very difficult to make yourself heard!
It also necessitated negotiating a river to get to the outside toilest. 
Either that or queue for an hour inside.

The atmosphere was ..well...woolly. I reallu enjoyed it  and stocked up.

I seem to have come home with photos of the same stall.
I loved it. Does that mean I'm a vintage gal?
May I present Eliza Conway.

 She had a unique way of winding her wool and was extremely generous in sharing the technique. She said it was the only way she knew to do it but it lent an organic wholesomeness to her wool!
Don't they look like lemons?
I can't find a website sadly but she appears in many lists of vendors.

 I took this pic because I have two of these lovely plastic, maybe bakelite, wool holders and was amazed to see them on sale for quite a considerable amount.

 Of course being Woolfest there were woollybacks. Here are the Herdies.

 Don't remember what these are.
 These are Hebridean. I know that because when we went to the Hebrides we saw some on a weavers field. I asked him what he did with them..he said 'Eat them'.

 Alapacas..always good for a photograph.

 Another breed I should have written down.
 These are Ryelands


 and these are..maybe Wensleydale...but maybe not. Sorry.

 This is definitely a rabbit..angora. When I asked to take a picture the owner went to lift the lid of the white one. I said I preferred the blue on.
 Reminds me of someone.

Someone who made this mess in my sewing room.
 She did me a favour..I have spent three days re organising my sewing room.
How tidy is this?
 The teds are impressed.
 But just how many scissors does a person need?
 Ooh Tidy...

I found I had a box full of pieces I'd made and not used.
 I can't bring myself to throw them out so I've listed them on etsy in groups of four.
 They are not brooches but may be useful to someone to applique onto something else.






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