After a very cool (some might say freezing cold) May, we are finally getting some warmer weather. We walked to the beach this morning and the Brownies were there, learning to surf - can you believe it - we just got to do sedate stuff like knitting(!!) when I was a Brownie, ah well, times change...
We had a great time at the Highland Wool Festival in Dingwall last Saturday and met lots of lovely wool enthusiasts. Thank you to all to all the organisers and volunteers who made the event such a success for everyone who came. We are looking forward to coming back next year! We also had a grand tour of the Highlands whilst we were up north - we travelled to Skye, up to Ullapool, through Assynt (my favourite bit) and on to Durness for a night camping overlooking Sango Sands - next stop the Arctic(!) - then on to John O’Groats (because you have to) down to the Cairngorms via the west coast road and Inverness, a night camping in Rothiemurchus near Aviemore and then home via Balmoral… a nice round 1000 miles of driving in stunning countryside and what a difference in landscapes from top to bottom, left to right. We managed to see Golden Eagles, Osprey, Red Kites and heard our first cuckoo in Braemar - wonderful.
Here are the diary dates for June - hopefully we will catch up with you somewhere. You can always get in touch with me using the contact form here if you want to find out more about anything on the website, or to order anything.
Friday 5th June between 10am and 4pm at the Ebba Centre, St Abbs for the regular Friday market- we saw dolphins today (29th May) swimming around Seagull Rock, as they are regular visitors all year, why not come along and see if you can spot some too! The kittiwakes and guillemots are all nesting on the cliffs at the moment and you can see them quite clearly from the telescope in the Visitor Centre.
Saturday 6th June between 10am and 4pm at the Guild Hall on Marygate, Berwick upon Tweed for the Berwick 900 Craft Fair. This is part of the Berwick 900 festival with events taking place all this year, to celebrate the 900th year of the City of Berwick.
Sunday 7th June between 9.30am and 4.30pm at the Heavy Horse Festival at the Etal Showground on the Ford & Etal Estate. This is the 3rd annual event centred around this magnificent horses, with a craft tent and local produce on sale and lots of demonstrations all day.
Friday 12th & 19th June between 10am and 4pm at the Ebba Centre, St Abbs for the regular Friday market in sunny St Abbs.
Friday 26th June between 10am and 6pm & Saturday 27th June between 10am and 5pm at Woolfest, Cumbria for the 11th wonderful woolly celebration of wool crafts and fibre feast. We are in stand K277 so come along and see us - we have a lovely big space this year, so there’s plenty of room for everyone to get to the fibre and yarn space and the button table and too!
I’ve stocked up with plenty of colourful spinning and felting tops, lots of natural tops from different breeds of sheep and some lovely carded batts too. There are handspun yarns galore, lightweight bamboo knitting needles (straight and circulars) and blingy, bright, shiny & colourful aluminium crochet hooks too. I'll also have some handmade garments and accessories on sale.