I have a few events lined up for the year, so I will post them all here in the same place. Get out your diaries and see if we can meet up sometime, somewhere!
You can find more information about all the events by clicking on the coloured words in the text.
I promise to put up some nice photos in my next post - and fairly soon.
To start with, I will have regular dates at both St Abbs Market in St Abbs on the first and third Friday of the month starting in April (but not the first Friday... as that's the day before St Abbs Wool Festival and that takes a lot of getting ready for.
A newer event will be a pop up market each Tuesday from the beginning of May until the end of September at Paxton House. They have a wonderfully situated marquee on the lawn overlooking the River Tweed which will be open for the market between 10am and 4pm.
To start with though, the first event is on Saturday 2nd March as guests of the Haddington Spinners for their Open Day in the Poldrate Mill, Haddington. There will be an exhibition of work by the group, you can sign up for courses, bring your wheel or spindle and spin with the group, see what's on the sale table - oh, yes, if memory serves me correctly, there is a table full of home made baking to nibble....
On Sunday 3rd March we are at the Borders Organic Gardeners Potato Day in Springwood Hall at the Showground in Kelso. There you can buy all your seed potatoes, garlic bulbs, onion sets and shallots ready to plant as well as browsing around the green fair to see what's available. A great event with a real buzz about it.
The following weekend, we are travelling up to Dornoch for the 10th Dornoch Fibre Festival on the 9th and 10th March. A lovely local festival with two venues and the whole town waking up to springtime and woolly visitors. Lots of workshops, a Shetland Sheep Day on the Friday and fresh homemaking throughout the weekend.
On the 19th March we are taking a demo stand to the Alnwick Tourism Fair in the Sports Centre at Alniwick to promote the St Abbs Wool Festival. As well as business networking, you can pop along, pick up a poster or some postcards and say hello. You can also check out what else is happening in the region this year. Between 10am and 2.30pm.
Saturday the 6th April is the St Abbs Wool Festival in Eyemouth and we are busy already preparing for that! With lots of local crafters and a few exhibitors from farther afield we hope you will join us in our celebration of wool in all its forms.
In May - Wednesday the 8th - I will be hosting a workshop in the Textile Tower House in Hawick - Fair Isle Knitting. So if you fancy trying your hand, come and join us. Limited places.
On Sunday the 19th May there is a destash day in the Village Hall at Foulden, (near Berwick upon Tweed for those not familiar with the area). I will be taking along lots of old stock and bargains galore! So will everyone else!
On the 8th June we are going up to Letham in Fife for the GWSD Open Day
We got confirmation yesterday that we are going to Wool Fest in Cockermouth on the 28th and 29th June, so we pack the camping gear and get ready to escape to the wonderful Lakeland for a few days.
There will be other events slotting in between these, but for now I think that's enough!