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Summer Wool Festival – Roundup

While I had planned to report back on Saturday and Sunday after the show, I was far too tired and typing a full blog on my phone screen was no fun. So here’s a roundup of my weekend! Friday – Setup Day I arrived at Redborne School around 5pm, much later than intended thanks to the awful traffic on the M25 & M1. I was tired, somewhat stressed, and had no idea where I was going. I am so thankful… Read More »Summer Wool Festival – Roundup

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 5 (Friday)

I’m writing this on my phone so please excuse any weird typos! It has been quite the day. First thing, I removed all the yarn I brought with me from the website. Then I packed everything up which hadn’t been packed yesterday and finished loading the car. I left at around 12.30-1pm and didn’t arrive until nearly 5pm! Traffic was awful, and I only stopped for 5 mins in the middle. That left me only 3 hours to set up… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 5 (Friday)

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 4 (Thursday)

Today has been a busy day and I’m pretty tired! I started off by doing some last minute printing, then went into town for my usual weekly trip to the local shops. I picked up the last bits I needed for the show weekend too. When I got back I made a crucial mistake and tried to save myself some time in the future. I filled up the windscreen fluid in my husband’s car as that’s the one I’ll be… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 4 (Thursday)

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 3 (Wednesday)

I’ve had a wonderfully productive day today! This is only a short post though as I’ve got a busy evening ahead. I finished making and price labelling all my stitch markers. I’ve cut out a load of yarn labels that I decided need to be refreshed and also cut out the leaflets and signs. I started packing my “show stuff” box, which gets filled with all the little things I may need like hooks, clips, tape, business cards etc. I… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 3 (Wednesday)

A river surrounded by trees and covered in duckweed

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 2 (Tuesday)

I’ll be honest, today wasn’t the most thrilling in terms of things to tell you about. I spent the morning printing out all the graphics I created yesterday along with a big pile of Advent order forms and leaflets. I had to redesign a few of the graphics as they weren’t printing very clearly but I got there in the end. After lunch I I went for a walk along the river. The water was low and has been flowing… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 2 (Tuesday)

I'm exhibiting at Summer Wool Festival

Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 1 (Monday)

Background I thought it might be interesting to take a peek behind the scenes of what happens during the week of a yarn show. You can expect a blog every evening this week at around 9pm, although the posts during the show weekend may be shorter as I’ll be updating from my phone. Every dyer will have their own methods of preparation and how they deal with the show, but here’s mine! Summer Wool Festival takes place on Saturday 30th… Read More »Summer Wool Festival Preparations – Day 1 (Monday)