Our travels for September took us to the West Country, but first stopping off in Hampshire for a Silver Wedding party and on to Dorset for a new hair do (my sis in law is a hairdresser) and a Birthday celebration.
Onwards then to Devon where we visited a lovely lady call Sharon http://www.fivemoons.co.uk/ who runs a company called Five Moons we visited her studio where she creates the most beautiful hand painted yarn. Her studio was wall to ceiling wool and knitting of every conceivable type, lovely to see her and her work, she gave us a demo of how she treats the wool and of course I came away with some purchases.
Heres one I made earlier from Laceweight yarn
This is 4 ply
These are both Baby Alpaca, silk and cashmere, beautifully light and soft.
As we were close by we then visited Coldharbour mill which is a museum dedicated to the manufacture of wool. Wonderful volunteer staff who explained the working of the mill and how children as young as five were set to work for a pittance.
Delightful shop and P said have what your want I will pay!!!…. Say no more a nod is a good as a wink! Well amongst other fibres I bought some carded wool tops, more about those later.
Carded Wool Tops
We parked the Motor home within a few minuets walk of a fantastic pub called the Hair and Hounds just outside Honiton they had a very comprehensive menu and also a cavery which was my meal of choice every night! We were able to use the local bus service to visit Honiton and Sidmouth. All to soon it was time to move on and make our way home, stopping at Chippenham to collect the spinning wheel I bought on EBay