Dunster Country fair on the 27th July was very hectic - there seemed to be thousands of people coming in out of the craft tent, Jeanette, Lydia and I must have made 100s of flower brooches between us. We sold about 8 felt making kits and a bit of wool - just enough to cover costs. Rob Lock, an old work colleague and his wife Fiona visited us - they rolled up their sleeves and made a flower brooch each:
|Rob found a new use for the wool!|
|Rob & Fiona Felting|
We met a fascinating lady at the show who worked in Tajikistan, next door to Afganistan, as a teacher. In addition to working with children she also worked voluntarily with women who were ostracised from their community. She believed that felt making would be an ideal confidence builder for these poor ladies and possibly a way for them to earn a little money. She is going to keep in touch and hopefully will be able to write a regular piece about her work over there on our website once its up and running.
Next event on the 30th July - Coldharbour Mill Wool & Craft fair was excellent - we all really enjoyed ourselves and met many like-minded folk. We used the new gazebo in anger and it did marvously, we were the first stall people hit as they came over the bridge into the courtyard:
|Ready to go!|
|Scott & Zac at the Gazebo|
Coldharbour Mill had sold 3 out of the 4 kits that I originally dropped off at their shop a few weeks ago and asked me to give them 9 more, we've hopefully started a little felt making craze.
Finally - I spent whole of last week on a Prince2 Project Manager's course up in Bristol. It was very intense and I'm not sure that I've passed :-( fingers and toes crossed I would rather not have to retake it!