Friday, 20 January 2012


A few days ago I got some rather exciting news, I mentioned it on Twitter, and I mentioned it in my Ravelry group but I completely forgot to talk about it here.

I'm going to be a stall holder at Wonderwool, if you fancy making the trip to Wales at the end of April I'd love to say hello to some of you. It's on the 28th-29th April, and is at the Royal Welsh show ground in Builth Wells.
It will be my first big show as a stall holder, I've been a few times as a visitor, and it's a fantastic place to go and see the best of the British fibre industry. I'm already making plans for what the stall will look like, and I've started carding fibre and prepping roving. It's very much a little and often thing, too much in one day and my body starts to complain a little, there's only so long you can turn a carder handle for before your arm starts to feel like it's dropping off! The big dream is to end up with an electric carder, but for now it's muscle power only.


  1. Perhaps consider hooking your carder up to a used bicycle frame? Legs don't tire as quickly. I came across this arrangement which looks cool:

    1. I'm on the look out for a old treadle sewing machine desk. I have a theory that it might be just what's needed...

    2. Good luck, Katie!
      FYI, I read in Spin•Off March 1987 how someone motorized a carder inexpensively with a used washing machine motor.

  2. Wish I could go to Wonderwool Wales but have a prior engagement. Good luck. Will see you at Woolfest :)