Well, Wool Week is here again.
We have a rather special offering down here for Hoswick Wool Week – Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun and I hire the Hoswick Visitor Centre (formerly the local weaving mill) for the week and we run classes in dyeing, spinning, fleece preparation and knitting.
Every year we aim to expand our classes – this year we’re offering basket making, machine knitting and shawl-pin whittling! Cecil, a local former weaver will also be doing tours, speaking of the textile history in the area and also his vintage radio collection.
In addition, we will be serving scrumptious light lunches with tea and coffee during the day, so do come along and visit.
We have frequent drop in clinics so bring your knitting or spinning and textile crafts with you. Last year these proved very popular - you are assured of a warm welcome.