Archive for ‘craft markets’

December 4, 2012

Lewes Late Night Shopping 6th Dec 2012

This year I have the pleasure of taking part in a Vintage Christmas at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk. With lots of warming handknits, vintage needles, patterns and tree decorations to tempt you. Open from 5pm til 9.30ish the fair will offer lots of tempting gifts with the added bonus of a cocktail bar.
Needlefelt decorations

July 18, 2012

Life without a car

Looks like the relationship between me & Betty has come to an end. Betty is a 12yr old Nissan Micra that my dad bought new in 2000. She never missed a service and has only clocked up just over 60,000 miles.Dad never drove very far in her, she made it to Yorkshire last year, the furthest she ever went.

I don’t understand cars, can’t even change a tyre, I know where to put oil, screen wash and petrol, that’s it.

The man at the garage was very kind explaining this & that trying to make me understand that Betty was defunct and was not worth the cost of repairing, there would be no guarantee that she would last very long even after the repair to get her through the MOT.

So now I’m coming to terms of losing Dad’s car and my independence. I’m lucky to live in a village with a frequent bus service which will take me to Hove so I can look after my grandson ( double the time it takes to drive), get me to Lewes to do my shift at Oxfam and to Uckfield to see my mum. It will enable me to do 2 of my Lets Get Moving jobs but one will have to be dropped, too far & no bus. It won’t get me to Forest Row to sell my wares at Mansion market or to the shows I do every year. I will miss them but I’ll have to adjust.

Life changes all the time, throws up new challenges. Now I have to be positive and move on. I shall make the most of Betty til the end of the month then wave her goodbye (after removing the AA badge from her front).

She may go the Fire service or the police, but I’d quite like a few pennies for her to put toward a shopping trolley and an annual bus pass!

 

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May 2, 2012

South of England Spring Garden and Leisure Show 6th/7th May

I’ve been dyeing fleece and yarn ready to take to this event which is the biggest one I’ve ever done! Last weekend at The Hop farm, Paddock Wood the weather made people stay away so I’m hoping that this weekend it is rather less damp. I’m sharing a space with my mate Lamingtonlass (Sheena) in the Access the Countryside area just off the Blue Gate. We’ve both been very busy preparing for this so hopefully we’ll sell out!

The East Sussex Guild Weavers,Spinners and Dyers will also be there near the alpaca show so all in all it wil be a good show.

April 23, 2012

Weald Crafts 2012 programme of events

My first event this year is this weekend at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY. I will have all my dyed yarn as well as knitted items.
26th May will be Heathfield Show, TN21 8TH
30th June & 1st July is the Smallholders Show at Ardingly RH17 6TL
22nd July Blackstock Farm, Nr. Hailsham BN27 4HF
I will post more dates later on when I have confirmed my attendance.
Although I won’t be with Weald Crafts I will be at the Spring Show Ardingly 6th & 7th May.

November 11, 2011

Mansion Market Forest Row Sat 12th November

My stock of winter warmers will be packed up and driven to Forest Row tomorrow morning for the monthly market. Hopefully it will stay crisp and dry. Opens at ten, packs up at four. Great food, coffee and of course knits!
See a selection of my stock here

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitwitDesignsUK

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/

August 26, 2011

Giant pumpkin is complete-meet him at Middle Farm this weekend

Well it’s taken a couple of months and quite a lot of wool but now it’s finished at last and I can reveal it in all it’s glory. He will make his first live appearance at Middle Farm this weekend.
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Come and say hello!

August 11, 2011

Brighton Mini Makers Fair Sept 3rd 2011

Will be heading for the coast on Friday 2nd to set up my ball making workshop at the Dome in Brighton. I will be demonstrating how to make an easy jingly ball and a ball from a pom pom. Frantic ball making ongoing in between natural dyeing session.
Balls

June 4, 2011

Mansion market Sat 11th June

All my etsy stock plus loads more will be with me at the Mansion market this Sat. Hopefully it will stay dry or I’ll be bringing soggy wool home! It’s a great market,Forest Row is a pretty little village with a couple of great coffee shops and a great craft shop.

March 10, 2011

Mansion market 12th March

Hand dyed locks of curly Masham fleece and Leicester longwool, hand spun alpaca mitts, warm knitted hats, hand knitted socks and tons of dyed yarn, it will all be there this Sat at the market in Forest Row. Our stall will be outside, you cant miss us as our gazebo will be bedecked with knitted bunting.

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