Category Archives: Crafts

Stank Hall Barn

This Saturday, we visited another property on the Heritage Open Day list: Stank Hall Barn in the Morley area. It’s almost opposite the White Rose Centre and couldn’t have been a more different cultural experience. As you can see in … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days

A bit late to the party, I was only recently introduced to Heritage Open Days, which are a ‘festival of history and culture’, according to the aforementioned website. In other words, they are an opportunity to be given a guided … Continue reading

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River Cottage Festival

I’m so glad we went the festival held at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage in Devon this weekend. Being outdoors with others who are inclined to share one’s views is relaxing, if nothing else. However, of course, there is also always … Continue reading

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Yuk and yak

Has your life been disrupted because of recent floods or power cuts? I met a lady on the shuttle bus to the British Wool Show yesterday who had flown in from New York, only to find there were no trains … Continue reading

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The great sheep debate

For many years, beef was criticised as the most environmentally unfriendly meat but there appeared to be little mention of mutton or lamb. Now, there has been a surge in concern because of the methane sheep produce. I have my … Continue reading

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My loom

A couple of months ago, I reported that a friend had given me a sheep’s fleece so that I could make a chair mat similar to some she had made herself. And now I have the loom to do it. … Continue reading

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Fleece

I’m already juggling plenty of balls but when I arrived at Old Sleningford Farm this morning and was reminded of a promised sheep fleece, I could hardly say no! Normally, the fleeces from the farm’s sheep go round the fruit … Continue reading

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