Friday, 25 June 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Brief but beautiful today - sooooo busy as I've been at work and now I have to prepare for my stall at the Pannier Market, Granary Wharf, Leeds tomorrow :)

A selection of lovely Lampwork...

Midget Gem Beads Earth and Fire Beads
Dragon Glass Scubeadoo Beads and Jewellery
CeeGee Jewellery Design SteamPunk Glass

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Doing my Folksy Friday picks slightly early this week as I'm at work tomorrow and then out for a curry with the parents in law who are over from Australia.

My theme this week is spicy...

Pretzels N Pumpkin Blue Forest Jewellery
I do take U! Padleigh Corner
MmmmBathMelts miss polly

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Big Knit, Leeds.

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be involved in The Big Knit at Granary Wharf in Leeds. This was a celebration of Worldwide Knit in Public Day, and it was organised by Verity from Baa Ram Ewe in Headingley, Leeds, where some of my yarns have been stocked.

I was one of a small number of stallholders and demonstrators, others included the very talented Daniela Kloppmann of Felt Studio UK who was spinning gorgeous yarn throughout the day, the British Wool Marketing Board who demonstrated sheep shearing and, of course, Verity's own Baa Ram Ewe. There were also many wonderful volunteers teaching knitting, crochet and finger and hand knitting :)

I was well organised for my stall, but joked on Twitter the night before that I was bound to forget something. Unfortunately I forgot two things in the end - my sun block and my camera, so I now have a sore neck and only two photos of the whole event, taken on Mr. Woolwork's phone at the end of the afternoon :(

It was so lovely to meet so many lovely like minded people who were interested in my yarns and the way I dye them. Here is a photo of my stall after everyone had stroked and squished the yarn - it was a lot tidier in the morning!

All in all it was a truly wonderful day and I can't wait until the next one :)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Thank Folksy it's Friday!

Unfortunately I didn't get chance to do a Folksy Friday last week as I was so busy combining working in the office, dyeing, knitting and running my giveaway!

This week I have managed to put together a selection of items on the rather vague theme of colourful, vibrant and bright - a pleasant change from the rain we've been having :)

Reddskinbags Vibrante House of Colour
linziloop Lilley's
Owl on the Sill The Sunroom

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Wriggly green things!

As some of you will be aware from my tweets, I had a close brush with some garden wildlife last week. I was just commenting on how healthy the gooseberry bushes looked to Ciaran when a closer inspection revealed my worst gardening nightmare - Sawfly larvae! These little blighters can strip a whole gooseberry or currant bush of leaves in a couple of days if you don't spot them quickly enough. For those who have never seen them here is a picture of one, taken in my garden yesterday....

I have spent the last few days picking them off by hand and hosing the bushes down with a high pressure jet of water. This has got rid of most of them - I won't use a pesticide spray unless I absolutely have to.

Elsewhere in the garden things are looking better - here is my standard fig bush :)

And the beautiful white iris in the pond...

No wriggly green things on those!

Monday, 7 June 2010

And the winners are.....

Giveaway number one - a pair of shorties...........

Giveaway number two - custom dye or voucher to the value of £20.00........

Both picked at random by Ciaran from the Official Wharfedale Woolworks Hat!

I will be contacting Clemmie and Alison shortly to discuss their prize requirements.

Many thanks to everyone who took part for their interest and their lovely comments :)

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

One Year on Folksy!!!

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of me setting up my Wharfedale Woolworks Folksy shop. I managed to reach my target of 200 sales in the first year, so I am celebrating with a double giveaway :)

Giveaway number one - a pair of hand knit custom shorties in an existing colourway or custom colourway!

Giveaway number 2 - a custom dye to the value of £20 or alternatively a £20 Wharfedale Woolworks gift voucher that you can give to a friend or relative!

To take part simply follow my blog and leave a comment stating which prize you would like to win and naming your favourite colourway in my Folksy shop :)

Winners will be drawn at random by my incredibly random son Ciaran (see below) on Monday 7th June at 5pm!!!