It's a few weeks since I've blogged....... a breather was needed and time has been taken up with family and farming..... and a little time sneaked away to start spending more time in my shop... we only have 24 hours in the day!
In January I was asked to get involved with The Leyburn Festival of Food and Drink, providing a helping hand with the new link between sheep and "craft", rather than food........ This new part of the festival proved to be very successful and our display, which started with lambs Ellie and Pink, (now over 4 months old, but still recognizable)... showed how wool can be processed from shearing, cleaning, carding, and spinning into knitted items and woven cloth.. we even had a felt-maker from West Burton making hats and handbags!
Apart from being nearly frozen to death on Saturday, and drowned on Sunday morning, we had lots of interest in what we were doing and opened many eyes to what can sometimes be taken for granted... Thanks to Sarah, Linda, Anna, Rosie, Anne and John who took part over the weekend, together with all the stall holders who came to sell their beautiful hand made products at the show... I hope that everyone who made time to visit us, took some pleasure in what we were doing and were inspired to try something for themselves...
Ellie couldn't resist helping while I packed up at the end of the event.. finding a cardboard cup holder irresistible... in the same way as the information notice attached to her pen which only lasted for a few seconds before being rescued with a rather soggy corner!! Pink of course was perfect! ........ and when they were asked to get back into the trailer to go home, trotted in without any trouble whatsoever....... I'm so proud of them!