Wednesday, 3 July 2013

After the Woolfest

Life has almost returned to its normal chaotic state, rather than warp speed chaos which is what we were going through this time last week.

We had an amazing Woolfest, our best ever, which is fantastic.
NDS has 2 homes, 1 business premises, 3 human mouths and 3 animal mouths to support and  feed, life isn't always easy so having such a brilliant show really helps.
In fact its helped so much we are thinking about having a few days off at the end of the month, so we can eat ice cream and be tourists in our own home.

And the Woolfest liked us as much as we liked it, we won first prize for the best double stand :-)

We were so busy that I didn't have time to take many photo's, but I did take these early Saturday morning before the lovely customers were allowed in.

The lovely Emily from John Arbon Textiles, buying back the wool she spun for us a few months ago.
Hopefully Phil gave her a big discount as she is almost family, she's Daisy's house mate and a lovely lovely person.
You might know her from her previous life, she was the dyer behind Viola Yarns

Daisy has written a much better blog post than me, but then she is a writer, so its to be expected.
She has far more photo's as she was allowed to sneak off and take them at the end of Saturday before breakdown.
She's also written about "Team NDS" and its journey to get where it is today.
Its well worth a read.
You can find her blog HERE


  1. Wow, 1st prize for best double stand! So all the hard work was worth it and I hope you're feeling very pleased with yourselves. You deserve it!

  2. Lovely stand Amanda, and SNAP on the rozette, Tall Yarns won first prize for best dressed large stand.
    Congrat's on a fab show, same here, best Woolfest ever!

  3. I'm not surprised you won the award for your stall it looks fabulous.
    It represents a huge amount of work beforehand, oh and during, you all deserve a break.
    Thanks for including the woven scarf too. The photos have inspired some more yarn shopping from your website.:-)

  4. What is the pattern for the rainbow colored shawl on the wall in the first photo? Want to make it!!! Very colorful wall. The kind of color display that makes me want to buy too much yarn lol

  5. Congratulations on your First place, your stand looks wonderful :)
    Sally x

  6. Congratulations on your win.

    It was an amazing and euphoric explosion of colour!
    If only one might have 100 lifetimes to explore the infinite possibilities
    your yarns inspire.