Thursday 14th of October 2010
Members of the Wool Clip have been sharing their skills with visitors to the Caldbeck shop at part of Wool Week and the Campaign for British Wool.
Early in the week, Cecilia Hewett was spinning, Marion Woolcott was weaving and Rebecca Selfridge was knitting and there's still needle felting, rug making, wool carding and crochet to come.
Mary Bell, June Hall and Pam Hall were also involved in the Rare Breed Survival Trust's meet a sheep and greet a goat farm visits and Pam was interviewed for Border TV news.
"We set up The Wool Clip in 2001 to show how modern designs and traditional skills could combine to add value to British wool," said Marion, "and the shop has gone from strength to strength. People are interested in learning these skills and then experimenting with their own ideas once they've mastered the basics. It's been good to have the time to demonstrate and explain things to visitors this week."