THE SHETLANDS-PIECES OF WOOL FABRIC-JANE AND HARRY’S PARTY

6 10 2013

Hello

THE NORTH ATLANTIC NATIVE SHEEP AND WOOL CONFERENCE.

I finally was able to contact my spinning teacher Deb Robson on Facebook today.  She has arrived in The Shetlands and is getting ready to teach at the conference.  The conference seems to have a main theme with all its presenters.  Getting wool back to its rightful place in the world.  Since man-made products wool has lost some of its appeal. Now with more and more small farmers getting into raising sheep questions come up about what to do with it and how to make it into useful items.  These questions and more will be answered at the conference.  There will also be someone talking about Soay Sheep, a breed which I have been interested in for some time.  Soay Sheep are one of the oldest breeds of sheep and have not been crossed on the Island they live on, St. Kilda.  There have been recordings of them in the Bronze Age providing wool and food.  It sounds like a great conference and looking at the map where events are to be held there is a Morrison Pier, I wonder if a long-lost relative lived on that Island and that is why I am so drawn to it.  For more information on the conference go to http://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/conference

Bits and Pieces

I haven been packing up bits and pieces of wool fabric.  A bag full of different colors and kinds of wool fabric.

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 Ready for penny rugs or rug hooking.  If I lived another lifetime I would still have left over wool.  Its time to spread these around.

Jane and Harry’s Party

Today is my friend Jane and her Husband’s Anniversary/Harry’s birthday party.  Harry And I share the same birthday.  Even though it was misting it wasn’t too bad.  There was a large tent and plenty of room for everyone under it.  I visited with Ula and  DIck friends that I don’t see often .

ULA, LYNN AND DICK

ULA, LYNN AND DICK

 

We had a good time but left before the cake, Lynn had her dogs to take care of and I had the sheep to feed.

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I appreciate you taking the time today to ready my blog, hope your day was lovely.     Carole

 

 

 

 

 


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