Sunday, November 27

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

OK, I'm no Madonna, but I've been whizzing round halls for the last few weekends, with cases and boxes full of textiles and cards, prints and pincushions, and generally failing to record the facts with my camera..

The Art & Design Fair was a well-run event with lots of lovely quality handmade items for sale. Several of us were demonstrating our skills and I enjoyed talking to people about spinning, not to mention selling them my yarns...

Yesterday was a bit of a change as I baked all morning and sold my wares at our local village hall in the afternoon. It was a great wee gathering of very local craftsmen and women, and I came home with quite a few presents bought (mainly for me...)

Today I was in Lauder at a Fair in aid of The Lavender Touch, a very worthwhile local charity providing complimentary treatments for cancer patients in the Borders.

Tomorrow I am teaching Su how to spin, then there's some more making to be done before my Festive Fling here at Tart HQ on 9/10/11 December.

Do you like the Tart's new pattern to accompany a skein of handspun? Her personal designer has whizzed up a lovely easy pattern to make this cowl with a twist!

Thursday, November 17

Kelso beckons...

I'm off there Friday afternoon to set up my stall for two days of Art & Design Fair. There will be a fantastic mixture of quality work on display so it's your perfect opportunity to get shopping in comfort and warmth! I'll be spinning, others will be demonstrating too, there are refreshments all day both days, free parking - what's not to like?! 
Saturday and Sunday at Springwood Park, Kelso, from 10 am to 5pm - stop by and say hello!

Monday, November 7

Woolgatherers Unite!

I'm hoping for a fine Autumnal day for Sunday's WOOLGATHERING - a crisp morning and a clear sunny sky! But I'll put the fire on in the Village Hall too so we can be sure of a little warmth even if the weather doesn't deliver... 
Everyone's welcome to come along and join in the gentle work day from 10.30am onwards. An earlier start to give you the option of not driving round the Remembrance Day service at the village crossroads.

Friday, November 4

A Textile Treat...

...awaits you tomorrow at Coldstream! Organiser Louise from Woolfish is badging it as a Wool and Craft Festival and it takes place in the Community Centre (the old church) from 10.00am.
See you there!