November Blog 2017

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but not for the two young boys who joined in one of our needle-felting workshops with Jen Bartl on October 13th- they made some amazing pumpkins, proving that this is a great activity for the whole family!

Among our well-attended, regular workshops, needle felting has been consistently very popular. Felting is a method of producing felt from animal fibres (including alpaca wool). Needle felting doesn’t require water which is used in wet felting.

If you haven’t yet tried your hand at needle felting, do come along to our Christmas decoration workshop on Sundays, December 3 & 10th when we will be making a cute Christmas penguin.

And you’re warmly invited to pop in sometime and take a look at the many items we have available as Christmas gifts, or to stock up on wool for your winter knitting and crochet projects.

The shop has been buzzing with crafters stocking up on supplies for the past few weeks and we have completely sold out of our own Coco Alpacas wool. This is brilliant news and proof of how much everyone adores our sumptuous yarn. We will have another batch back from the mill in a couple of weeks’ time if you would like to try it for yourself- we are confident you won’t be disappointed.

We must also flag up our fantastic collection of alpaca wool socks from Country; we have walking socks and cheerful stripy socks as well as some very different ‘contrast to vertical’ striped socks in lovely colours.

We will soon have beautiful hand-knitted shawls and Fair Isle hats in stock – these have been knitted locally by some amazing knitters.

In the run-up to the festivities I will be doing my regular markets at Ludlow (the Christmas and Tinsel Tuesday markets) and Shrewsbury, and I will have my socks on display as well as some lovely wools and hand-knitted alpaca accessories, so do come if you enjoy Christmas markets.

Alpaca News

My alpaca babies are all growing well, including the three that are being hand reared. I’m down to three feeds a day, which is much easier. And now that the clocks have gone back and the days are shorter, I plan to get them down to two feeds a day in a couple of weeks’ time – keep your fingers crossed!

Black Friday

We will be participating in Black Friday on Friday, November 24, when we will have good deals on offer for the Christmas shopper – watch this space for more details nearer the time.

Dates for the diary

Thursday, November 9 – Ludlow Farmers Market in the Square, 9am – 1pm
Friday, November 24 – Black Friday in the shop at 9, High Street, Church Stretton
Friday, December 1 – Shrewsbury Market in the Square, 9am – 4pm
Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3 – Weston Park Craft Fayre, Weston Park, Shifnall, 10am – 4pm
Sundays December 3rd & 10th – Needle felting workshop (making a Christmas penguin) at the shop, 9 High Street, 1pm – 4pm

Have lots of fun getting ready for Christmas- and keep warm,
Best wishes,