Off to Wonderwool
April 23, 2018
Apologies to those of you who like to keep up to date with All in a spin - I have been very quiet on the blog over the last few months, well non existent to be truthful. Not because I am not doing lots of interesting things, but because I have been doing rather a lot.
Not only are the accredited Multishaft Weaving courses now designed and written, so you can now take a nationally recognised unit at Level 1 and Level 2, but we have also been lambing. It’s been pretty full on but we are on the home straight now, with only five more ewes to lamb. Despite over a fifth of our flock being scanned to deliver triplets, we actually only have two bottle fed lambs. This is due to a combination of adopting triplet lambs onto ewes with a single, and some ewes being very milky and able to rear all three of their own lambs (ewes only have two teats, so the lambs can get quite pushy to make sure they get their share of the milk)! The two bottle fed babies are extremely cute and I thought you might like a rather lovely photo - the other day I caught them performing a pas de deux! When they aren’t performing ballet they are the wriggliest little creatures you could imagine.
This week I am concentrating on preparing for Wonderwool Wales. If you haven’t been before, I recommend you give it a try. It’s a fantastic, two day wool and fibre related festival which takes place on April 28th and 29th in three large halls at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells in Powys. If you are at least vaguely interested in spinning, weaving, felting or dyeing you are bound to find lots of inspiration, not to mention goodies to spend your hard earned pennies on.
All in a spin is on Stand S7, so do pop by and say hello. I am launching my hand dyed range of wool at the festival, sourced from the best fleece from my neighbour’s Romney flock. It’s beautifully soft with a slight lustre and is great for both knitting and weaving. I’ll also have the accredited course workbooks on display, so if you have been toying with the idea of taking one of the accredited courses, you can see just what is involved.
See you there!