It's been a busy summer preparing for the Horsley Wool Fair and now that it's over there's no rest for the wicked - Yarndale is looming! The summer also saw us joined by new additions to the flock - Horsley, Eric, Minkie and another, as yet, unnamed pair - all very lovely! Horsley has become a mascot for the Hearth artists and has his own website!
There are fantastic prizes to be won at Horsley Wool Fair. Visit the competition page for details and get making!
Posters and flyers for the Horsley Wool Fair are currently being printed by Linton's Printers of Crook. Email me for a supply of leaflets if you have anywhere to distribute them!
Yesterday I got my sheep clipped and, as you can see, Mark, the shearer, went above and beyond the call of duty. This is him carrying Big Girl, my beautiful, but woefully wayward black Bluefaced Leicester. After I had given up all hope of ever getting her to cooperate this year, Mark and his shearing partner, Gareth, with dog, Kim, managed not only to catch her (no mean feat, she is a nightmare!), but, between them, they carried her the 300 yards back to the shearing pens - all 85 kilos of her (that's over 13 stones for those of you still working in the old money!). Now, that's what I call a clipping service!
Workshop details for the remainder of 2014 have been updated, including some old favourites and some brand new workshops. The full list of workshops can be found on the Workshops 2014 page.
I'm starting a new blog on this website to tell you about a wool fair I'm organising.
For all lovers of British wool, Horsley Wool Fair will be small but perfectly formed.
Come along to the Hearth Arts Centre on 31st August 2014, 10.30am - 4pm to mingle and chat with other woolly-minded folk.
Full details will follow soon.
Woolly-minded shepherdess treading softly through the world.