Archive for September, 2011

September 29, 2011

Nymans Gardens Green event this weekend 1st and 2nd Oct

The East Sussex Guild of Weavers, spinners and dyers will be at Nymans this weekend taking part in their Green event. It looks like the weather will be on our side this year, wall to wall sunshine. Come along, enjoy the beautiful gardens and check out our spinning and weaving demonstrations.

September 28, 2011

Masham sheep fair roundup

Home again in sunny Sussex and just about recovered from the long drive. Pat did the short hops between Steeton and Masham and left the motorway bits to me. We took several scenic detours during the trip, so glad we did as we always found amazing places and met lovely people who put us back in the right direction.
The weather was kind except it rained on Sunday morning while the Morris men did their thing. A fabulous troupe of dancers called The 400 Roses managed to continue through the rain too, they were amazing, check them out, Tribal fusion is how they describe themselves and it was well worth getting wet for.
There were many highlights throughout the trip but for me seeing fantastic Teestwater sheep and Masham sheep at Ilton topped it all off, that was the icing on the cake. Willis drove us around his farm showing us all his beautiful sheep.
Masham Sheep fair is well worth the effort to get there and everyone we met showed us a very warm welcome, we were sad to return but vowed to return next year.
Beautiful sheep at Ilton
Fusion dancing troupe 400 Roses

September 24, 2011

Waking up in Yorkshire

I drove all the way to Steeton with Pat nav telling me where to go. We made 2 ‘fuel’ stops and one petrol stop en route with 3 sightseeing detours thrown in.In other words we got lost and 3 very helpful young men put us right. More later.

September 15, 2011

Scarf sock yarn-now in etsy shop

After trialing my very first scarf sock yarn I am now pleased to announce that they are being added to my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitwitoriginalsuk
I love how the pink spotty one turned out, it took ages to do but I think it will look fabulous knitted up into a pair of funky socks. The second one still has to dry, another experiment-it is also funky for the brave of feet, some pink in it as I needed to use up the exhaust from previous one but with added blue. Rather than knitting from a ball of yarn you unravel the ‘scarf’ as you knit, it doesn’t roll away and you can wear it as you knit! great fun!
Hand dyed 'scarf'
Hand dyed 'scarf'

September 11, 2011

Masham Sheep Fair 24th and 25th Sept 2011

This fair promises to be the highlight of my year. To date, the Brighton Mini Maker Faire is far and away the best event of the year for me but I’m really looking forward to getting away from it all and having a mini holiday with my friend Pat. Now Pat is not a spinner and is not into wool at all so this may come as a bit of a shock to her. We are sharing the driving, I’ve probably not driven that far since I drove from Arizona to Tennessee a millenium ago but I’m up for the challenge, and so is Pat. I intend to enter Jacko the giant pumpkin in the competition, there is a class for an interior design article, I think he qualifies!
For more info about the fair check out

http://www.mashamsheepfair.com/

September 2, 2011

Brighton Mini Maker Faire Sept 3rd

Almost packed, yarn, dyed wools, felting needles,Jacko the pumpkin and foam mats. Just got to iron a few clothes then I can put my feet up for an hour or two.

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