woolfest impressions

The sun was beaming down as Julie and I set off very early on Friday morning to catch our flight to Frankfurt and onward travel to Nierstein am Rhein. We settled into our home for the weekend, a lovely hotel very close to the river, pretty quickly. Waking up to…

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workshop preparation

Hello friends, how have you been? Sorry I have been so absent from this little space, but since the Retreat finished it has been a bit of a manic time. Mainly it’s been about preparing for workshops in Germany at the Schwabsburg Wollfest. This yearly event, which is organised by…

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schwabsburg day three – happy days

  Another fabulously colourful woolly day was had by all! The photos speak for themselves: 1. Stall Impressions 2. Teaching new things 3. Freeform workshop creations A huge big thank you goes to Claudia and Anja for organising another amazing Festival for knitters, crocheter’s, weaver’s, spinner’s, dyer’s and other yarn…

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schwabsburg day two – impressions

  A six six thirty wake up call and soon there after we left for Schwabsburg and the promise of another hot and sticky day. We set up, and even before the official opening eager shoppers were arriving to be tempted by the sea of colour, delicious cakes and the…

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schwabsburg – day one – arrival

    Leaving Manchester and 14C behind, I was greeted by 34c on arrival at Frankfurt. Bright blue skies, lovely sunshine and Claudia’s wonderful mum Ruth greeted me. I was instantly whisked away and driving along picturesque roads beside the mighty river Rhein, we soon arrived at Claudia’s house. I…

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