Monday, 10 October 2016

These are new for Autumn! Cloche/1920's style felted hats.Hope they will be in the shops that sell for me very soon.I'm working on a grey one just now which is looking good as well

Wool Week again!

Heres a new and really lovely venue for Wool Week this year. Vintage and Country in Silverdale village.They have some beautiful and interesting items in their stock to browse among and a walk down to the shore will take you past the fields where the sheep are.

Wool Week 2016

Once again Posh Sardine is kindly hosting a display of local wool for Wool Week,Jane is very talented and artistic with her displays so if you are in the area its worth a look! Also its Woolly Hat Day on the 14th  so wear your woolly hat to visit Posh Sardine,The Promenade, Arnside! They are on Facebook if you want to check opening times.www.facebook/poshsardine.Great cake and coffee,fabulous views of Morecambe Bay,lots of wool ....... and all the local gossip!!!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

getting ready for Autumn/Winter and Wool Week 2016

New handwoven felted tweed hats,bags and handknit long line fulled wool waistcoat all ready for Wool Week but still waiting for this years yarn to come back from the spinning mills.There seems to be lots more interest in British wool and single farm yarns with 'provenance' this year so the mills are very busy which is good but I've nearly run out of last years wool !

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Fishwick Farms

I've posted this image of sheep on the farm at Silverdale before and yes those little white dots are sheep!This farm is where most of my fleeces come from and have done for years but to see some much better pictures of how farm animals should look and proper farming is done go to Fishwick Farms on Facebook and also find out about the new venture for the Fishwick family at Low Bankside Farm,Cark. I always know I'm getting top quality fleeces from here and  now with 2 farms I can have even more and still have the Morecambe Bay Brand on the wool.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

New loom

Look at my new loom bought at an auction.It needs some fettling but its a lovely little thing.There were howls of anguish and cries of 'no room for another loom' when I said I'd bought it but things calmed down a bit  when it arrived........ weaving width about 6" !!

wool gathering

Here we have one of this years 'pet lambs' at the farm in Silverdale very noisily trotting around while we packed the fleeces into the car.A selection of crossbred North Country Cheviot and Blue faced Leicesters fleeces.All beautiful and huge!
Lots of triplet lambs this year so plenty of bottle feeding.I'll have their fleeces next year!

The first 3 bags ready to go to the spinning mill.About 40kgs in there.....and still more to go.