The Niddy Noddy

What an exciting week it’s been!

I’ve been very busy this year working on my third book which will launch in the Autumn, and this week (after some manic last minute knitting…) we had the photo shoot down in Frome.

I’d been struggling to find a location for the shoot and a friend suggested looking at Airbnb, which is where we found the Niddy Noddy – suggested by my photographer Jesse Wild. It was perfect! The owners were really happy for me to use it as a shoot location and they were really friendly and helpful. My good friend Rosie came along to assist and make cakes – so it was the perfect opportunity for us to have a mini break in Frome!

For those who don’t know… a Niddy Noddy is a spinning tool used for winding yarn into skeins and the name was chosen for the cottage because the manufacturing woollen cloth was Frome’s main industry as far back as the 15th century.

Sheppards Barton, where Niddy Noddy Cottage is located, was owned by the Sheppard family who had the homes built for workers from their woollen mill. I love the fact that it has this link to the wool industry – the perfect location!

As well as being great for the shoot – it was simply a lovely place to stay. Small but perfectly formed with comfy beds and just around the corner from lovely shops, restaurants and cafes. There is a fire in the living room which looks like a real wood burning stove, but is in fact a gas fire which you can switch on with a remote control. Instant hygge!

A huge thank you to Rosie, Jesse and Rowena for all their help – and if you fancy booking a trip to the Niddy Noddy you can find them here.

Keep your eye out for sneaky peeks of my new book!