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Monday, 11 April 2011

A great end to a glorious weekend at Wonderwool Wales

For all of you serious about your fleece and fibre, you will have been aware that this weekend we went to celebrate British wool at Wonderwool Wales. Following a very early start through Worcestershire and Herefordshire over to the Royal welsh Showground we setup the stand in record time and got ready to meet lots of lovely spinners, weavers and dyers. Doug, Harvey and I had a great weekend meeting lots of old friends including Lynne Wallace of woolly wonders and Carol Keats of willow studio. I met these lovely ladies for the first time five years ago when toting with the idea of setting up TOFT. They were and still are very supportive, and I would recommend checking put there work- Lynne is a knitwear designer and Carol does amazing handspun and woven one-off pieces. Despite it really not being my usual thing I painted a smile on my face and took to the 'sleepwalk'. This runway display of all things knitted, woven and felted was a great attraction for all those at wonderwool. Thankfully I had Harvey as a prop modelling a new dog coat knitting kit by Woolly Wonders. A style statement for any well-heeled pooch!

On the way back we managed to enjoy the countryside in the sunshine and stopped off at a great pub for some supper- Live and let Live- a great watering hole that is very dog-friendly. Harvey was pooped after so much attention from ladies over the weekend!

I have a bit of breathing space now before the British Alpaca National Show at the beginning of May- just enough time to get all the new designs typed up, printed and onto the shelf! Sent from my iPhone

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