Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Fourth North Pennines Wool Event!

The fourth North Pennines Wool Event is just 36 hours away.

We're busy making hundreds of wristbands for the wool event, so hope we get a good turnout! 

For those of you still undecided about coming along our stallholders include:

Halifax Spinning Mill 
Natural Born Dyers 
Eden Gotland Sheep 
Knitting Gift Shop
Jan Beadle Textiles
Enid Ashcroft drop spindles
Black Bat
Dot Dryden Herdwicks
Fleece to Yarn

Plus we'll have other woolly equipment, wool products and artworks (Joss Wrigg, Kim Lewis, Jules Cadie, Cathy Duncan), in addition to the fleece sales and demonstrations. 

Also remember the photography competition - please do bring along your sheepy/woolly images on the day. 

And of course you can meet some wonderful wool-producing sheep.

Don't forget your spinning wheels, drop spindles and knitting needles!

And there will be delicious food - much of it courtesy of Woodsprite!

As we say, it's a small, but perfectly formed wool event and you won't find any non-British wool there!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The North Pennines Weardale Gansey

Hello Knitters!

We now have copies of the North Pennines Weardale Gansey available to buy, price £3.50.  For those of you hoping to pay through Paypal we hope that this facility will be available within a few days.  In the meantime you can post a cheque made payable to "North Pennines Wool Group" and post c/o Slack House Farm, Ireshopeburn, Weardale DL13 1HL

The North Pennines Weardale Gansey is a very complex pattern, suitable only for very experienced knitters.

The North Pennines Teesdale Gansey, a simpler design, will follow....

Saturday, 23 March 2013

North Pennines Gansey Patterns

The North Pennines gansey patterns will be available very soon. We apologise to readers of North Pennines News trying to find the patterns on our website - there's some final tweaking going on! By Easter we hope to have full details of how and where to buy the patterns. In the meantime please direct any queries to Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Good wishes for 2013

The North Pennines Wool Group wishes you all a very happy 2013.  Let's hope it's a warm and woolly one - and perhaps a little drier than the past few years.
Our news for 2013 is that we hope to launch our two winning North Pennines gansey designs in the spring.  We'll keep you posted!