Woolfest 2016


After waking up on Friday to the news that the UK had voted to leave the EU – having two days of Woolfest ahead of me was a wonderful distraction!

I applied for a stand at Woolfest after having a lovely time at Yarndale last year and it was a good decision! The Woolfest team, other stallholders and customers were all lovely and the show had a great atmosphere. I even saw a few familiar faces and it was especially nice to catch up with a couple of people I used to work with.

It’s always a bit daunting when you arrive in your empty stand. Particularly when there is a concrete wall at the back and some sheep have done a dirty protest about leaving the EU! But my wonderful friend Rosie soon helped me to whip it into shape and get it looking lovely.

We introduced Shuggie and Steve Sheep to some real sheep. Shuggie had a nice chat but Steve was a bit rude to be honest. He’s feeling a bit grumpy because Shuggie was three times more popular than him! The good news is – I still have some Steve Sheep kits available for Yarndale – these aren’t available on my shop so please get in touch if you want me to save one for you!

We had lovely neighbours and were lucky enough to be opposite Bigwigs Angora so we could just watch bunnies all day. I didn’t get much chance to look around, but I fell in love with pretty much everything on the Beyond Measure stand! Lots of lovely scissors and bits and bobs.

Rather than rushing home after the show, we stayed an extra night and enjoyed a pootle around Derwent Waters and Ambleside on the way home.

Thank you to everyone who came to see me! I hope you’re enjoying your books, patterns and kits. I’m looking forward to seeing more lovely faces at Yarndale in September! x

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