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Summer Events 2018

Here are the events we will be attending this summer.

June 9/10th    –      Hellens Garden Festival  10am – 5pm  held at  Much Marcle, Herefordshire. HR8 2LY    www.hellensgardenfestival.co.uk

June 28th       –      Ludlow Farmers Market  9am – 2pm  held in Ludlow Square

June 30th          –   Tenbury Music Festival  10am – late   held in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

July 8th                   Ludlow Green Festival   10am – 4pm  held in Ludlow Square

July 21/22nd          Bryngwyn Summer Fayre 10.30am – 5.30pm held at Bryngwyn Hall, Llanfyllin. SY22 5LJ

July 26th                Ludlow Farmers Market  9am – 2pm held in Ludlow Square

August 2nd            Burwarton Show  9am – 5pm held at Burwarton, Bridgnorth WV16 6QJ

British Alpaca Society National Show

National Show 24th/25th March 2018

The British Alpaca Society have an annual National Show and for the past five years it’s been held at Telford International Centre. Over 600 alpacas were at the show this year coming from all over the country.  The 2 days are filled with showing the alpacas on the quality of the fleece. They are put into different categories Huacaya and Suri (2 different types of alpaca), colour and age. The quality of the fleece is judged on the micron, staple length, density, crimp and consistency throughout the fleece.  At the end of the 2 days a supreme champion from the Huacaya and Suri group will be crowned and the winners this year both came from Houghton Hall Alpacas, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

There was also a fibre zone competition made up of various categories – household, shoulder wear, neckwear, garments, toys & yarn.  We entered in a few categories but we were absolutely thrilled to win the Neckwear category with a hand knitted brioche Infinity scarf made with Coco Alpaca yarn and knitted by Jen Bartl who calls herself The Prolific Crafter and is part of the Coco Alpaca team.  The fibre zone was judged by Alison Pearce and Iain Ager who are both from Newman Pearce Tailoring in London.

We also had a stall at the show which was very successful, so all in all we had a very good week-end and the win with our Infinity Scarf  was the icing on the cake!

1st prize Hand Knitted Brioche Infinity Scarf at the British Alpaca Society National Show

Brioche Infinity Sacrf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderwool

WONDERWOOL – Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018

Shrewsbury Spinners, Weavers & Dyers Guild have arranged a coach on Sunday 29th to leave the Garage in Church Stretton at 8am.  £29.00 for coach and admission

If you are interested please contact Ann Lloyd on 07889 143057

January – March 2018

We’ve had a bit of lapse with our blogs so I propose for 2018 I will write them quarterly. Facebook is our way of letting you know what we have been doing and what events are coming up. If you haven’t seen our Face book page just type in Coco Alpacas and have a look and if you like it then please click on Like at the top of the page as this increases our following and credibility! Continue reading

Spring/Summer Workshops 2018

Sunday 25th March 1pm – 4pm –  FULLY BOOKED

Needle Felted Rabbits   £25.

 

Sunday 8th April 10am – 1pm

Beginners Crochet Shawl   £30

Learn to crochet a colourful shawl by working backwards and forwards.  Make matching tassels.  Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Price includes yarn, please bring 4 mm hook if you have one, or one can borrowed or bought on the day.

 

Sunday 22nd April 10.30am – 3.30pm

Needle Felted Landscapes £45

Build up colour and texture to make a landscape picture.

Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.

 

Thursday 7th June 5pm – 8pm

Needle Felt Hummingbird £25

Using wool sculpt a hummingbird with needle felt techniques.

Suitable for beginners.  All materials provided.

Light refreshments available.

 

Thursday 28th June 5pm – 8pm

Shawl Anatomy £27.50

Learn to knit different shaped shawls.  Basic knitting knowledge needed (knit and purl).

Materials provided, but please bring your own needles. (2.75mm, 3mm, or 3.25mm).

Light refreshments available.

 

Thursday 19th July 5pm – 8pm

Beginners Crochet Shawl  £30

Learn to crochet a colourful shawl by working backwards and forwards.  Make matching tassels.

Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Price includes yarn, but please bring 4mm hook if you have one.

Booking Workshop Places

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 between 10am – 4.30pm (answerphone outside of these hours), or by emailing info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

New Year Workshops 2018

Sunday 4th February 10.30 – 4pm

Needle Felted Landscapes £45.00

Build up colour and texture to make a landscape picture.  All materials and equipment provided.

Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch

 

Sunday 25 February 1pm – 4pm – FULLY BOOKED

Beginners Crochet £25.00

Learn basic stitiches (chain, sip stitches, doubles and trebles). Work in the round to make a flower brooch.

Hook and materials provided.

Light refreshments available, but please bring your own lunch.

 

Sunday 25th March 2018 1pm-4pm

Needle felted Spring Rabbits £25.00

Using wool sculpt a spring rabbit with needle felt techniques.

Light refreshments available.

Booking Workshop Places

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 between 10am – 4.30pm (answerphone outside of these hours) or by emailing info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

 

One-to-One

If you would rather learn on a one to one basis we can offer sessions tailored to your own needs.

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! Continue reading

November/December 2017 Workshops

Charming Beads £25

Sunday 19 November 1pm – 4pm

Learn techniques with glass beading to make a beautiful bag charm to embellish a bag,  a phone, a zip pull etc.  All materials provided.

Needle Felting for Christmas £25

Sunday 3rd & 10th December 1pm – 4pm

Create a gorgeous baby penguin to add to your decorations this Christmas.  We will also be making Christmassy baubles if we have time.

Booking Workshop Places

Please book workshops by phoning the shop on 01694 724041 between 10 am – 4.30pm (answerphone outside these hours), or by emailing  info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

One to One

If you would rather learn on a one to one basis, we can offer sessions for knitting, crochet, spinning and many other fibre crafts tailored to your own needs.

Coming soon in 2018

Warping & Weaving – Learn to warp a rigid heddle loom and create a place mat or small cloth.

August/September 2017

I’ve been wearing my midwife hat for the last couple of months, caring for the ante-natal and post-natal patients- my beautiful alpacas who have produced seven new cria (four females and three males). Continue reading

Autumn workshops

Crochet – Beyond the Basics  £25

Sunday 10th September 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Practise working backwards and forwards and in the round to make a coaster and a flower. Yarn supplied, please bring your own hook suitable for DK, or supplies available in the shop. Light refreshments provided.

 

Needle Felting Shaped Objects £25

Sunday 24th September 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Start by making needle felted balls/beads and building them into a simple animal shape.  Light refreshments provided.

 

Nuno felting with Sara Robinson in October –  venue, date, time and price to be confirmed

 

Needle Felting Christmas Decorations £25

Sunday 3rd December 2017 1pm – 4pm at the shop, 9 High St, Church Stretton

Get into the Christmas spirit with needle felting a penguin.  Light refreshments provided.

 

To book a place on any of these workshops please call us on 01694 724041 or email info@cocoalpacas.co.uk

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