August is upon us and we are still experiencing a lack of decent rain (only 6mm so far), dusty lawns trying to survive and warm balmy days. Except for the dust (and often smoke from fires), this is a lovely time of year.
Wings Wheels & Whistles was a beautifully sunny weekend that saw us talking non-stop to people interested in our spinning and weaving and sitting amongst crafty friends. So many hobbies with the wonderful steam trains! It's a weekend for families - especially train enthusiasts and all ages enjoying a steam train ride around the property.
This year, for the first time, my spinning/weaving/knitting group will be at the Garden & Leisure Show at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg - not selling - but demonstrating spinning (with wheels and drop spindles), weaving and probably knitting and crocheting as well. There will be examples of fleece, batts, roving, spun wool and probably some finished items to show the end results. We will be in the Craft Hall with lacemakers and woodturners - maybe other crafts as well - and a small restaurant to keep both our visitors and ourselves fed and watered for the 3 day event. Do take the time to visit us on 6-8 September!
The dye pots are gently bubbling so there will be updates shortly!