Campaign for wool event became a Celebration of Wool which appealed to all ages, the children loved getting close to Ruth’s Leicesterlongwool sheep and enjoyed the competition Phil devised for them – they also loved making punis with Jane who has a magnetic effect on children. Ruth and I were worried we would have too many people with which to cope – or no -one at all. We had just the right number of visitors – no more than we could cope with and they were all people who were genuinely interested in wool and what we were doing – many had a go at spinning and making punies, quite a few bought the locally produced yarn which was very pleasing. There was a display of Thermofleece used in the building’s roof for insulation.
Ros did a lovely display of her bedcover and bedding from the Stamford Wool Company, Rachel had a stand full of her own handspun yarn, and I had a scaled down version of my show stand with spinning wheels, looms and equipment. John brought along his display boards of wool dyed with natural pigments which caused a lot of interest. We also had pictures of babies in wool from FotoGraf. It was a very happy day and a pleasure to meet people who were really interested in wool.