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Author Topic: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland  (Read 6845 times)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
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A day celebrating and exploring British wool.

Run alongside Greenhead Farmersí Market.

There will be vendors selling any and everything to do with or made from British wool (much of it local); local spinners, knitters, crocheters and other crafters will be undertaking Sheep to Shawl on the Wall (commencing with handclipping a sheep who grazes alongside Hadrianís Wall at 10am!) as well as showing and demonstrating related equipment, techniques etc.

Website : Wool on the Wall
Ravelry event : Wool on the Wall (Ravelry event)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

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Small Plot Big Ideas

  • Joined May 2012
  • North Pennines, UK
    • Small Plot Big Ideas
Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 11:04:07 am »
Sounds really interesting! I've also added a post for this on the North Pennines Smallholders website as well...

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 11:05:26 am »
Great, thanks!  That's very kind of you.  :-*

You've been a little fast off the blocks and cut-and-paste the info from the inaugural event which was in 2012.

This will be the second.  (We're going for biennial ;) )

It's on July 13th this year, and the event timetable will be different - not yet finalised and therefore not yet published.  This time we're doing "Sheep to Shawl on the Wall" rather than sheep shearing demos throughout the day.

If you wouldn't mind correcting your post!  Especially the date!
« Last Edit: January 31, 2014, 11:11:08 am by SallyintNorth »
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Small Plot Big Ideas

  • Joined May 2012
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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 11:17:14 am »
Whoops! Sorry about that - that post has been updated as requested  :-[

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 11:53:03 am »
That's great, thanks very much :)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 06:19:28 pm »
This looks super, hope to go.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 07:55:32 pm »
I'll add it to our FB page  :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 08:49:08 pm »
Great, thanks  :thumbsup:

There will be something on Facebook in due course, linked to the Farmers' Market, but I'm not sure exactly what or where yet.  I'll invite you [to like it] when it's up  :wave:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 09:24:15 am »
bump!  It's this coming Sunday!  :excited:

As well as all the many and varied stalls and exhibitors Celebrating British Wool, we'll be doing a maximum participation Sheep to Shawl challenge; we've spinners and knitters coming from all over (at least 6 counties and two or three countries!) to lend a hand or two!   :D

BH will be hand-clipping 4 or 5 sheep during the morning; the first of which donates the fleece for the challenge.  (Although actually we are spinning a fleece that we have already washed, in order to maximise participation ;)  But we won't start until BH puts the handclippers down.)

You can like the event on Facebook now, and Follow it on Twitter @WoolontheWall

Do come along (in real life! :D) if you can get there, and if you can bring any or all of a spinning wheel, spindle, dog comb, knitting needles (size 6mm), to lend a hand, so much the better!   :D
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 11:51:35 am »
Devon is a bit far away for me to come, and we have B and B guests this weekend, so I wish you all a great weekend, and I would have loved to take part. Perhaps next time!

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 01:26:20 pm »
Devon is a bit far away for me to come, and we have B and B guests this weekend, so I wish you all a great weekend, and I would have loved to take part. Perhaps next time!

Aw thanks!  Next one will be Sunday 10th July, 2016.  Plenty of time to arrange housesitters etc!  lol
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 07:07:28 pm »
I've got it marked  :excited: on my own up to now so freedom to stay as long as I like   ;D

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 09:54:25 pm »
I've got it marked  :excited: on my own up to now so freedom to stay as long as I like   ;D

Looking forward to seeing you!  It's been ages!
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 10:02:47 pm »
 :hug: missed you. Looking forward to being back around some woolies  :excited:  :hugsheep: so if you would like a hand with them I'll jump the queue  :innocent:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
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Re: Wool on the Wall 2014, Sunday 13th July, Greenhead, Northumberland
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 01:29:43 am »
:hug: missed you. Looking forward to being back around some woolies  :excited:  :hugsheep: so if you would like a hand with them I'll jump the queue  :innocent:

Oh brilliant!  You can be #1 Shearer's Helper, please!   I'd been wondering how I was going to split myself in two... ;)

We're bringing Charlie2 and her this year's Texel lamb, a Dutch Texel x and her 3/4 Dutch Texel lamb, Sophie as backup, Dora (Charlie1's last year's lamb, Shetland x) and Goldie Horn (Castlemilk Moorit.)  So Charlie2, Dora and Goldie are all tame :)

Hopefully the two "Soft Fell" fleeces (Charlie2 and the DTx) will be good enough to sell on the day.  (Ostensibly the Sheep to Shawl uses the first one clipped, which will be the DTx, but in fact we have one just like it already washed ready to use, so can sell the one we clip on the day.)  Dora's fleece is spoken for, and I will hold onto Goldie's, too.

Shall you spin :spin: and/or knit :knit: with us? 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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