Monday, 29 July 2013


After some rain overnight, it's lovely and cool this morning.  The sun is trying to break through as I type but it looks as if there's a bit more rain to come yet.

Yesterday was lovely.  I went, with a dear friend, Jen, to Fibre-East 2013 which is, according to the leaflet, 'a celebration of British fibre crafts'.

Well, it was certainly that.  Sheep sheering, weaving, felting, knitting, crochet . . . wool, silk, cotton . . . so many wonderful colours and textures.  Of course, being a 'Miss', I was on the lookout for ideas for school and I found some too.  Ever heard of a 'peg loom'?  I hadn't, until I saw someone demo-ing.  I've no idea how old or historical it is but it looks to be something my children could manage for very little effort . . .

. . . so I'm looking out for one to buy!  Or to make one!

I came back with all sorts and spent rather too much but never mind, it is holiday time and I need a few projects.  I now have to teach myself how to spin fleece with a spindle!

AFter such a day I was very tired in the evening but decided to wind up one of the hanks of yarn I bought.  Oh, dear, what I nightmare.  At 11:30 I gave up and went to bed and as soon as I've finished here I will resume the struggle.  I'll get there, somehow, some day!

As for today, I have a few bits and bobs to do but intend to get the ironing done and then to focus on my acquisitions from yesterday.

Thank you Jen, and thanks you K for driving us there and back again!


Diane Epps said...

Shiona my friend has one of these looms but I haven't seen anything produced yet!!!!

Joy said...

LOL - do you know why?
J x

catfood said...

That really looks fun

Joy said...

It does, doesn't it? :-)
J x

joanygee said...

Have sent some info sites to you on EB. Jx

Joy said...

They look very interesting, thanks. I nearly bought one but it was all sold out! Never mind, there's plenty of time.