Busy, busy, busy
Well we’ve had a very busy few weeks here at Manfield Crafts. We’ve been chock a block with workshops, tutorials and Christmas shoppers. We had a rather exciting day last week when we received our first delivery from The Natural Dye Studio. We were having one of our monthly UFO days and you couldn’t have had a more appreciative audience upon opening the package. Check out their website HERE and read all about their beautiful yarns and dying processes. The yarn has to be seen and squeezed so pop over and treat yourself …. it is Christmas after all.
We had another special day when the lovely Jane Crowfoot came to visit. Inspired by her recent Norwegian cruise Jane had designed this Fair Isle Christmas cracker project for the day. Some knitters were quite sure that they weren’t going to manage two handed fair isle knitting but by the end of the day absolutely everyone had cracked it. It was a great day and everyone commented on how relaxed they felt at the end of the day. Knitting therapy.
Another workshop success was our two Christmas Alpaca Balls and Snowflakes days ( you can see them in the picture of our window display). It was the first full workshop that Deborah and I had run so we were a little nervous. We shouldn’t have worried though, it was another great day and everyone did a fantastic job. I’m sure Shelah wont mind me saying that she was adamant that, despite several knitting in the round fair isle workshops, she wasn’t going to be able to do it. But she did a marvelous job and had her eureka moment. We love it when customers pop by to show us their projects and how proud they are that they had mastered a new skill and I can assure you that there are a lot of alpaca balls in the Rushden and surrounding areas.