DATES FOR JANUARY 2016
Drop in Sessions – will be taking place every Wednesday morning starting on January 13th, free-of-charge at the Coco Alpacas shop (9 High Street, Church Stretton) between 10.30 am and 12 pm. These slots provid an opportunity for people to come and talk about their current knitting or crochet project over a cup of coffee.
Beginners Crochet and knitting sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons at the shop between 1.30 and 3.30 pm starting on January 20th. The first session will be dedicated to beginners crochet and the next session will be beginners knitting. We will continue to alternate crochet and knitting throughout January and February. These are taster sessions to learn the basics and you can progress at your own pace. Please bring your own crochet hooks, knitting needles and yarn; if you don’t have these essentials then we are happy to supply them with a 10% discount on the normal price. The charge for the 2 hour session is £15 and each slot is for a maximum of 4 people.
Weaving Demonstration – Fiona Nisbet will be staging a weaving demonstration on Thursday January 21st, from 10.30am until 3pm at the shop. Fiona will show us how to warp a Samplelt loom and a Knitters Loom and explain the process of weaving simple weaves. If you are interested in weaving then please do come along.
Beginners Sock Workshop – Taking place on Friday January 29th from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm at the shop. This workshop will demonstrate a step-by-step process of how to knit a sock. At the end of the day you will come away with a completed miniature sock! Please bring your own needles and yarn – if you don’t have them we can supply giving a 10% discount. The price of this workshop is £40 and includes tea, coffee and a sandwich. Max number of people is 3. This workshop will be repeated on Friday February 26th.
DATES FOR DECEMBER 2015
The shop will close for Christmas from Christmas Eve lunchtime at 1.30pm and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016.
I’m pleased to announce that the winning name for our wooden alpaca in the shop window is ‘Andy’! There were two winners, Trish Howard and Thelma Thompson, both from Church Stretton.
DATES FOR NOVEMBER 2015
Shop Opening – Saturday 14th November 10am at 9 High Street, Church Stretton, Shropshire
Wizard and Derby (2 alpacas) will be in the square, High Street, Church Stretton for the opening from 10am – 1pm!
DATES FOR OCTOBER 2015
Church Stretton Craft Market at the Scout Hut 9am – 2pm
DATES FOR SEPETEMBER 2015
Saturday 12th September – Artisan Craft Fair, St Laurence Church, Ludlow. 9am-4pm
Saturday 19th September – ‘Enterprising Women’ -Church Stretton Business Women’s Group’ St Parish Centre, Church Road, Church Stretton. 10am – 2pm
DATES FOR AUGUST 2015
Ludlow Market – Thursday 13th August
Burwarton Show Bridgnorth, Shropshire – Thursday 6th August
Ludlow Green Festival, Ludlow Market – Sunday 30th August
LUDLOW MARKET DATES
Thursdays, 2nd, 9th and 30th July
DATES FOR CHRISTMAS MARKETS & FAYRES
Saturday 15th November – Church Stretton School Craft Fayre10am – 4 pm
Sunday 23rd November – Ludlow Christmas Market 9am – 4pm
Thursday 27th November – Macmillan Christmas Gifts, Glitter & Glamour evening at St Nicolas Cafe bar, Shrewsbury 5.30 pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 29th November – Stretton & Shropshire Cancer Care Christmas Bazaar, Parish Centre, Church Stretton 10am – 12 Noon
Sunday 30th November – Eaton Manor Christmas Fayre , Eaton-under-Heywood, SY6 7DH. 11am – 4pm
Thursday 4th December – Ludlow Christmas Market 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 9th December – Ludlow Tinsel Market 10am – 4pm
Sunday 14th December – Ludlow Christmas Market 9am – 4pm
Tuesday 23rd December – Ludlow Tinsel Market 10am – 4 pm
Next Ludlow Market is this Thursday, 6th November
I have got some beautiful stylish woven scarves which would make wonderful Christmas presents.
This is Gina born 23.10.14 – a bit late in the year, but she is doing well. The females that were all expecting this year have produced lovely healthy cria & couldn’t be more even, 2 boys & 2 girls!
Next Ludlow market will be the Halloween market on Thursday 30th October 9am – 4 pm
My next trade fair is the Robin Hood Game & Country Show at Newark Showground on 18th/19th October 2014
New Addition to my small herd – a lovely grey female called Kiera.
Three new additions to Coco Alpacas all born within the last 2 weeks. Its so nice when they are born close together as they have great fun frolicking around the field.