What a fantastic day we had yesterday at the new “Meet the Shepherd/ess” event at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Twelve single flock producers were invited to take part including Rosedean Ryelands and we had such a good day. It was just brilliant to meet and talk with folk who are as enthusiatic about small scale yarn production (and all things hand knitted) as we are. Dan wants to go back next year as a visitor!
This was the first time Mica and Jo have had this feature as part the Festival – with only very small scale production, it’s impossible to justify the outlay for a stall at the main event (and that’s in no way a criticism of the Festival). Even if we sold our whole year’s production 🙁
So many people from all over the world – USA, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Norway – all drawn together by a shared love of creativity in yarn.
Can’t wait for next year – feeling very positive about our yarn production now.