We had a great time at the Mangrove Mountain Country Fair this year. We had a bright and colourful stall with plenty of our lovely wares on display. The day was sunny but not too hot so it was beautiful spending the day outside. They had a billycart race, lots of animals including baby ones, old farm equipment and lots of entertainment. The Viking group were there again so we had a good chat with some of them. We had a lovely local girl as our carding helper for much of the day, being supervised by Louise. This sweet little girl also spent much of the day helping us at last year’s fair also. It’s good to see so many of the young people there interested in what we do.
We gave away many woollen bracelets which were made by Naomi. One of the local high school girls came to us to let us know how much everyone enjoyed us coming up to demonstrate what we do. She mentioned that everyone compares their bracelets when they get to school on Monday, (obviously still wearing them), and those that don’t have them enquire about where they got them from, and vow to look for us the next year. That was so good to hear for us.
We had lots of enquiries about what we do at The Cottage, and a number of people asking us if we take alpaca or wool fleece to which we replied YES. Absolutely. So if there are any farmers out there who wish to donate some of their fleece to the guild, we would be most grateful. Just call us, and we will organise someone to come and pick it up.
Rachel brought some of her lovely weaving for our display, and the organisers said that our stall was even more colourful than usual. So a fantastic day.