It was baaa-vellous, ram packed with woolly goodness, we were lamb-asted with sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet, fleeces, fibres, tops and I was there - not as a visitor but as a helper on the Rare Breeds Trust stand. It was brilliant :) We all took turns in manning the stall and would swap around which allowed us to wander around and see the other stalls.
Ronaldsay, Hebridean and Boreray sheep.
If I am honest, it was not as busy as I expected it to be and the general consensus was that at present there is an excess of fleece and fibre shows at the moment and the market has been saturated. Which is a shame.
However, it did mean we got to chat to most of the other stall holders and get a chance at the free workshops!
A dear dotty friend and myself chose to do a felting 3D form workshop. We have both felted before so we felt a bit naughty doing the introductory course but once we got our hands soapy and our fibres began to take shape - we just got on with it and enjoyed ourselves!
1. Dear Dotty-friend making her felted purse
2, The beginnings of my 'pebble' bowl
3 Finished 'pebble bowl on our stall along with my knitting and crocheted hat to show how Ronaldsay wool works up
4. A collection of makes by us - my pebble' bowl, Dotty's purse, another Rare Breeds member's coaster
It is late - and I am surprisingly tired - so I'll stop here - but I will share more stories with you soon!