Castlewellan was the last Agricultural show until the Rare Breeds show on Sept 3rd. However we will be at the Folk Museum at Cultra each Wednesday in August. Check out our calendar of summer events. Also don’t forget we have a contest on, and just one contestant so far! Spinning at Castlewellan We had a big … More Great Day at Castlewellan!
Evie of the The Hapless Hooker contacted us recently to ask about yarn spun from sheep (or any other animals!) in Northern Ireland. Farm to fibre – yarn from Northern Ireland These yarns are about as local as you can get! Dupré Knitwear, yarns and kits. Farmer rearing Leicester Longwool, and a member of our guild. … More From fleece to yarn in Northern Ireland
Rosemary McCartney, guild member and hand spinning teacher of SimplySpun, showed off some lovely mitts she made from dog fur, blended with about 10% wool. This fur came from a labradoodle, which is a crossbreed of labrador and a poodle. This wasn’t your average dog either. This pup won a prize at Scruffts, that’s Crufts, but for … More Handspun Labradoodle – Spinning tips for Dog fur
One of our new members, James Carroll, has a grand design. He would like to create a waistcoat all by himself, starting with a raw fleece! This means he will select, wash, prep, spin, weave, sew and finally wear his waistcoat. The most amazing thing about this plan is that James is brand new to … More Happy Wovember!