Archive for June, 2011

June 22, 2011

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre

Seems like there is a drought of fleece in this part of the world, not sure if shearing is late this year, maybe the early heat wave followed by the deluge effected the rise of lanolin in the fleece. Terry at the S.S.S.C sheared 2 Masham sheep for me so last Friday I drove over to East Dean to collect them. I walked up the hill to take the pictures but have no idea which sheep are which-apart from the Jacob!Instead of running away from me 3 of them ran towards me thinking I may have some food.The sheep centre will be open again this weekend to visitors. They have many sheep breeds there and if you are looking for nice fleece I highly recommend the milk sheep fleece, it’s gorgeous!
Jacob and 2 milk sheep
Friendly milk sheep

June 15, 2011

Make do and mend workshop or hen do?

Need a special venue for your hen do? or just want to learn a new skill? There are still places left on the needle felt workshop taking place on June 26th. New cria’s are arriving daily so there will be lots to see on the day. Bring a friend and receive a 10% discount. Hen do’s will receive a one off price-just ask!

New cria at Spring Farm

June 12, 2011

National farm open day

Today is National farm open day and my very favourite farm will be open to the public-Spring Farm in Fletching, Nr Uckfield East Sussex. I will be spinning some of the alpaca fibre the animals produce and will have some items for sale. Not only is it National farm open day it’s also Fletching open garden trail so if the lure of the alpacas is not enough to tempt you to visit Fletching there are pretty gardens to see too!
Spring Farm is a little way from the village but very much worth a ten minute walk.

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.

June 2, 2011

Roger and Dave get a haircut

The sheep are now pink and looking decidedly fat. Weighwatchers will have their hands full with these two. Phil the shearer arrived on Bank holiday Monday to relieve the sheep of their golden fleeces. The wool is soft and bouncy and destined for the local mill where they and many more will be spun into 4ply yarn. Some of the fleece will be flying out to the USA. Here are a few pics of Roger and Dave before and after. Roger is the one with a bald face, Dave has a woolly face. Difficult now telling them apart!
Roger and Dave waiting patiently