(Not so lazy) days of summer…part one

Dear Friends

I cannot believe it is the start of September already and some of us have not even been on holiday yet. Don’t worry, I’m going next week 🙂

It’s been a busy summer and I thought I would recap on some of the events and experiences over the last few months. So much has been happening we can’t fit it all into one newsletter, so here’s the first instalment.

There was the wonderful 2014 Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria at the beginning of the summer. I went last year and it was just as good this time and, if possible, there was even more to see this year. This is a definite “must go to” event for all you wool lovers out there. I do believe there was something similar going on in Harrogate. I hope some of you got over there but I couldn’t make it (decorating, worst luck).

I have also attached some great picture of the spinners. This is an absolutely magical craft and I am so glad there are some lovely people out there keeping this alive. It’s like lace making, its such an art and a dream to watch. I keep promising myself I will have a go next time I go to a fair. We shall see. And speaking of old traditions, there was more entertainment to enjoy from troupes of folk musicians and dancers.

Last but not least, it would not be a woolfest without pictures of some local celebrities whose hard work growing all that wool made all of this possible!

 

You’ll be able to see what else we’ve been up to this summer in our next instalment which is coming very soon!

Until then, lots of love.

Frances x

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