Monday, 10 June 2013

More hats from felted jumpers

Here are three more hats that I have placed in the Smithy.  I decided the fair isle pattern might appeal to visitors.  I'm rather fond of the first one and the third one.  So far I have sold a scarf, a brooch and a felted   bracelet.   I'm never going to make a fortune but it is fun and you do get quite a buzz when someone buys your wares.



Not long until 'Made in Shapinsay' has a pop up shop in the Venue. We open for business on Monday 17 through to Sunday 23 June.  If this venture is successful then we will confirm the provisional booking we made for December.  It's exciting and a bit daunting at the same time.  We overlap with the beginning of the St Magnus Festival so there will be plenty people wandering around in the

evenings.  Evening opening hours have been built into the rota.  Thanks go to Claire Evans for introducing the idea and bringing people together. 

Orkney Arts and Crafts are due to set up their summer exhibition in the Town Hall at the end of the month.  I am going to put in scarves, hats, brooches and felt bracelets.  I also plan to do some necklaces. A picture of the prototype to follow.  I have to thank Joan Greig for the idea.  Joan hung a brooch that I had made her from a small silver chain. I had been thinking earrings - but then I'm always thinking about earrings.  I may well put in some hanks of hand spun wool as well.  I have asked for 25 swing tags - perhaps a bit ambitious.  Just as well hubby has taken over in the kitchen.

I'm looking forward to Woolfest, Cockermouth, Cumbria 28/29 June.  I have planned to visit this event a few times but circumstances have changed at the last minute.  I'm saying no more in fear of jinxing this trip.  There is the added bonus of meeting up with friends we have known since we lived in Cumbria over 35 years ago.  

Well I better press on, the smell from the kitchen tells me tea will be ready soon.  No - it's not a burning smell.  Hubby has everything under control. 

1 comment:

  1. I like number 1 the best....tho' to be honest - they are all very nice! (sook!)....I can imagine the buzz from a sale being quite exciting.
    Looks like things are moving on well with the other activities on the go. Have a nice time at Woolfest. Ronnie