Tuesday, 25 September 2012

North Pennines Wool Event 2012

Just a final few words before the Wool Event on Friday.

Firstly, please do come!

Secondly, we have tried to make everyone aware that parking will be a problem due to the Mart rescheduling a sheep sale for the same day. We'v
e tried to make contingency plans - arranging overspill parking, arranging with the local bus service to offer a request stop etc. This is all detailed in our latest (corrected!) e-bulletin - the hand drawn map is particularly useful and we've tried to highlight potential parking spots within a ten minute walk of the two halls. Don't be intimidated by the 4x4s at the Mart. If you see a parking space, just jump into it (unless it's the Golden Lion car park which is for customers only).

Our best advice is to arrive after 1pm when many of the 4x4s will have left - although if you're bringing sheep for the competition that isn't an option. Sorry - judging will be at 12.30pm because one of our judges needs to leave shortly after.

On the positive side the Mart means that there'll be lots of sheep nearby (all mule gimmer lambs), and a bit of adversity in getting to where you want to be makes the prize all the more worthwhile. We really value your support, patience and understanding.

Finally, you'll find attached to this post a schedule of what will be happening throughout the day - there will also be plenty of opportunities for British wool retail therapy and plenty of opportuities to see or join in with more informal demonstrations including drop spindling, peg loom weaving and lucetting.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Autumn e-bulletin

Apologies to all. Anyone who received the Autumn e-bulletin today may have noticed a number of errors, the most important being that the email address and the links to the email address of the North Pennines Wool Group were all incorrect and should have read info@npennines-wool.co.uk. Any emails sent through the e-bulletin will not have been received and you should resend them. In addition there should have been links to a map of St John's Chapel and the Weardale bus service timetable.