Sunday, 10 April 2011

Farmer's Market & a WI talk

On Saturday it was Saltburn Farmer's Market and despite having had a late night/early morning I set off with my car packed, as usual with all of my fibre and knitting wool. The weather was, as has been all week, fine and sunny, which bought out the shoppers, who were only too happy to spend their money. Today I'd been booked by the Teeside WI Federation to give a talk on my exotic fibre, at a place called Cober Hill, near Scarborough. I never go with a prepared speech, just an outline of what I'm going to talk about, using my fibre as a prompt and seeing which way the questions take the talk. I never go with the expectation of anyone buying any of my fibre, but today the ladies had a "good root" through my hand dyed sock yarn and left with arms of knitting wool. Also a couple of the ladies took my details to give to their programme secretaries. So we shall see what happens. Despite being very tired, and the last thing I wanted to do. I was glad I did both the market and the talk as you never know what leads with come from them.

2 comments:

jonstorey said...

Sounds like a good day, well worth the effort.

woolwinding said...

It's always nice when you discover someone you 'know' as a fellow gardener is also a woolly person (as it were)...

I have a terrible weakness for wool myself (I'm a spinner too). What is your exotic fibre? I'm intrigued!!