J&S at Woolfest

Hello everyone! We are back from Woolfest, and had a great time. We really enjoyed seeing everyone who came to the J&S stall and sold lots of lovely Shetland Wool!

sheep at Lockerbie – one of our stops on the long drive!

We left Shetland a week ago yesterday and went on the boat to Aberdeen then drove down to Cockermouth, we stopped off a few places on the way to break up the drive including Lockerbie which had some great Sheep statues as you can see above.

We stayed not far at all from the Mitchell’s Marts which is where Woolfest is held, and once we had our stall set up (which took a few hours!) we were really pleased with how it looked. We took some of everything including every colour of Jumper weight and that was a great seller, people loved to see all the colours and choose the shades for their project. If you have ever been in the J&S shop in Lerwick you will know we have big cubbyholes for every colour and this was the impact we were trying to make – i think it worked great!! we also took a lots of things specific to Shetland knitting like Jumper Boards, Glove boards and Knitting Belts which was good as people could have a right look at them.

We were so busy that we we didn’t get many chances to look around or take a lot of pictures but we had a great weekend and the show was organised so well, there were lots of livestock too which was possible because we were in a marts so it worked great!

So thank you to everyone who visited our stand, me (Ella) and Kharis had a great time, I made a video of our trip, I posted it to instagram but it can only be a minute long so I had to cut it down – but here’s the extended version for you – Shetland to Cockermouth and back in 2 and a half minutes!

Happy Knitting!

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5 thoughts on “J&S at Woolfest

  1. mgordway June 28, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Great video – yay for girl power on setting things up!

  2. Marilyn F. June 28, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Oh, what fun . . . thanks for video even if short. Almost like being there in person.

  3. Susan June 28, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    That was great……..what a display! And did you see me ‘jump’ when I saw you diving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road? LOL Love the Herdwick pics. Thanks.

  4. Jay June 29, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Your sweater is amazing.

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