It's the St Abbs Wool Festival on Saturday, so we are gearing up for that at the moment. We will be setting up the Woolscape Project in the Visitor Centre in St Abbs tomorrow, ready for unveiling on Saturday.
Our first outing in November will be on Saturday 1st November, at Alnmouth, the Hindmarsh Hall for the Sheep Tales wool fair. All the regulars will be there, along with some newer faces, so you'll have time to stock up on lovely yarns and fibres and all other lovely woolly things in time for the festive season....to make things for your families and friends! - They'd better have been good enough to deserve it though!!!
A new venue for us on Tuesday 4th November is at the Bluebell Hotel in Belford, just off the A1 near Lindisfarne. The St Abbs market traders are "popping up" between 10am and 3pm.
Friday 7th sees us firstly at St Abbs in the Ebba Centre for the usual Friday market, then it's a quick pack up and drive over to The Flat Cat Gallery in Lauder for their open evening.
Saturday 8th we are whizzing down the A1 and across the A69 to Hexham for the Winter Wool Fair where we will be having a Great British Wool extravaganza.
Tuesday 11th sees us once more at Wooler in the Cheviot Centre for a St Abbs market traders popup market between 10am and 3pm.
Friday 15th we are back at St Abbs in the Ebba Centre between 10am and 3pm - our new winter opening hours take note!
Wednesday 19th we are at Duns in the Volunteer Hall for the Duns Christmas market - there, I've said it! - between 10am and 4pm.
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd we are at St Abbs in the Ebba Centre for the Christmas market - I said it again - there are so many of us coming together for the market that some stalls are going to be across the road in the Visitor Centre too.
Friday 28th back to St Abbs and the our last date in November is the 30th at the Lady Waterford Hall in Ford & Etal for their Christmas bash - a lovely traditional affair with lots going on.
That brings us into December and nearly time to stop - our only dates are the 5th, 12th and 19th at St Abbs for our regular market, then we shut up shop, put our feet up and take a little time to recover from our busiest year to date.