October Newsletter

October Newsletter

I have had a really busy summer and autumn travelling all over UK to guilds and wool events. One of the most enjoyable workshops was for a guild at Alston Hall in Lancashire running over a weekend. The theme was a summer garden in art yarns we could walk round the beautiful gardens for inspiration. […]

March Newsletter

I moved my home and business over Christmas and the new year. I thank you all for your patience in trying to contact me. It took BT several weeks to install a phone line. My mobile has no reception in the mill due to its thick walls, the main mill towering over us and the […]

The Threshing Barn moves north

Farfield Mill - new home of The Threshing Barn

Now that I am a grannie I want to spend time visiting my son and family in Sydney, Australia.  My daughter lives in Hong Kong and will be getting married next May in a fairytale castle in Aberdeenshire.  My other son works in photography in London.  So with selling the farm, I shall now be […]

Summer to Winter 2013

On the Move We have decided to sell the farm and move on to the next exciting adventure (watch this space). The Threshing Barn will be coming with me, so don’t panic you’ll still be able to get your supplies. So would you be interested to follow your dream of running a small holding of […]

Winter to Summer 2013 News

Luxurious New Spinning Tops We have had 3 mixtures produced from fine white merino, grey and black alpaca and brown lama. All are a joy to spin, producing blends of natural colours that will knit with a wonderful soft drape. Russian Style Supported Spindles and Matching Bowls These will be arriving soon, made for us […]

July 2012 News from the Threshing Barn

 News from the Threshing Barn Our July to December programme of courses is now online and available for download as a pdf, by clicking the following link Threshing Barn Summer – Autumn Newsletter 2012. New Embroidery Kits Arriving soon a lot of new farm, floral and country style embroidery kits ideal for holidays or keep and give […]

January 2012 News

New Website Our new website www.performancewool.co.uk should be operational soon. Inside you’ll find a range of wool based products, from the fantastic Thermafleece range of thermal home insulation products to Smartwool Clothing including the long lasting and durable Smartwool Socks, all made from Merino wool. In the meantime you will find us via www.ecoarks.co.uk. A large selection of […]

Autumn 2011 News

I’m a Grannie! My first grandchild has been born in Sydney, Australia, a little girl called Flora Dorothy. Thank you to so many friends for the beautiful baby clothes and blankets. We’ll all be able to meet her as mum and dad are bringing her back for Christmas. I’ve started a new felt advent calender […]

June 2011 News

Schacht Spindle Co. Wow!! We took on distribution of their spinning and weaving products at the beginning of the year and cannot believe your response. There is a great market for products that are innovative, very high quality and come from one of the market leaders in the U.S.A. Their new SIDEKICK has arrived, the […]

January 2011 News

Schacht Spindle Co. I am thrilled to announce that we are now retailing their range of spinning and weaving products from the U.S.A. We will be holding stock and have demonstration models for you to try, when we are out and about all over the U.K. The quality of the workmanship is excellent, the products […]