Monthly Archives: March 2014

Wharfe Wool Fair, 10 May 2014

I’m busy preparing stock for a new wool show coming up soon.  Wharfe Wool Fair is taking place at Otley Courthouse on Saturday 10 May 2014, 10am – 4pm.  It’s a show aimed at knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners and felters with local Yorkshire suppliers, demonstrations and workshops.

Wharfe Wool Fair 10 may 2014 Otley Courthouse











I’ll have a range of British 100% Bluefaced Leicester sock yarn and 80% British Bluefaced Leicester and 20% Silk lace weight yarn.  I’ll also have British fibre for spinning or felting, Bluefaced Leicester, Shetland and Wensleydale.

Have a look at the website for details of the exhibitors and workshops.  A little nearer the time I’ll give a sneak preview of what I’ll have on the stall.

Notes from the Dyepots #7

This week I’ve been dyeing some gorgeous Wensleydale fibre.  Like Bluefaced Leicester, Teeswater and Lincoln wool, Wensleydale is a very lustrous fibre.  It takes the dye really well, giving some lovely deep shades shown off to great effect by the lustre, or shine.  Wensleydale doesn’t felt well making it a great fibre for socks or other items that need to be hard wearing.

Magenta Wensleydale fibre naturally hand dyed


Aqua Wensleydale fibre naturally hand dyed


Onion Skin Wensleydale fibre naturally hand dyed

Onion Skin