Thursday, 9 October 2014

Winter Wool Fair "Remembrance" Competition

We hope that you can come along to our Winter Wool fair, and, if you do, why not bring along a competition entry for a chance to win fabulous prizes?

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

North Pennines Wool Group's Winter Wool Fair 2014

For those of you who normally attend our Autumn event, this year we're having a Winter Wool Fair.  We'll be in Hexham on the 8th November, which is also a farmers' market day, so even more reason to be in Hexham that day! We hope you can make it!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

North Pennines Wool Group

The North Pennines Wool Group has experienced something of a hiatus since our Wool Event in October 2013.  We do apologise.  As volunteers it's always difficult to try to find the time to fit in additional work and our lives have been very busy.

However, we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to get more involved - not in a big way, but in whatever way you like, and to do this we're going to arrange a date to meet, with tea and cake, to discuss possibilities.  If you're interested, please drop us an email and we'll let you know when we have a date, which should be sometime in early August.

Some of you have been asking whether there will be another wool event, and the answer is yes.  However, this year will be a little different - bigger and better, we hope!  And it will be a winter wool fair, so watch this space and check out our website.

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.