Newsletter Summer 2017

Finally I have relocated my business to Reeth Dales Centre in the heart of Reeth in the stunning Swaledale , Yorkshire Dales. My apologies for the disruption to you being able to visit or not being able to speak to us immediately.

It is a stunning location and well worth a special trip but please do phone to check I’m there as I am often away running workshops all over UK, attending wool and textile events.

Reeth has a cute little museum open from June to September. There are stunning walks in every direction from along the river Swale or up onto the moors to visit the archeological sites. To see a working Swaledale farm visit Hazelbrow Farm Visitor Centre. Reeth has a large village green with cafés, an ice cream parlor, pubs, gallery, gift shops and B & B’s.

At the centre visit The Nutmeg Embroidery, Graculus Sculptures, Stef Ottevaner – ceramic sculptures, Lacey’cheese – cheese making courses. Also in the area in Leyburn is the Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop, Swaledale woolens in Muker, The Focus On Felt Studio in Hardraw, Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes etc. Contact individual businesses for opening hours.

New products are another production run of our Tweed Batts. I hand dyed 20 kilos of silk noils and had them blended with soft wools of Blue Faced Leicester, Merino, Perendale using 4 contrasting colours. We were kids in a sweetie shop when we opened the boxes gasping with oooh look at this one, oooh I want want want. They are truly yummy. Louët have brought out new tapestry weaving frames called Lisa, now on our website. New bobbin jewellery kits available in a wide selection of colours.

Shows we are attending this year will be Woolfest in Cockermouth, British Wool Show in Thirsk, Fibre East near Bedford, Perth Festival of Yarn, Yarndale in Skipton, Masham Sheep Fair, Bakewell Woolgathering, Kendal Woolgathering etc.

I will be living on the other side of the moors in Wensleydale and have the most spectacular drive to work weather dependant. Wildlife is so abundant and my drive means avoiding sheep. My camera is always now in my handbag. I draw so much inspiration from my photos which you can enjoy on my Twitter, Facebook and Ravelry accounts.