Preparing for St Abbs Wool Festival

I'm delighted to be taking part in St Abbs Wool Festival for the first time on April 7th 10am-4pm. 

Knitting Preparation

As it's my first sales show of the year, I have a lot to do and to knit to get ready for it. I thought I would share some behind the scenes pictures of the studio with all the work in progress! 

 
 Knitting in progress. 

Knitting in progress. 

 

Lambswool Scarves in the Making

As I start preparing for shows, piles of scarves start to appear, which is very satisfying. I often do a weeks worth of knitting, and then do the finishing processes when I have a a few to do at once! When I'm in the knitting stage, there are cones of the fine lambswool yarn I use taking up every available space on my desk. Thankfully I love being surrounded by so much colour!

 Design studio, with piles of scarves waiting to be labelled, a hat on the knitting machines, and little dog curled up in a corner!

Design studio, with piles of scarves waiting to be labelled, a hat on the knitting machines, and little dog curled up in a corner!

 Lots of colourful lambswool, with  Tiree Scarves  just off the knitting machine. 

Lots of colourful lambswool, with Tiree Scarves just off the knitting machine. 

Handmade Pom Pom Hats

Making the hats is always an excuse to have a desk covered in multicolour pom poms! They are all unique, so it's always fun to have a play about with them before finishing off the hats. Work has to be fun... ! 

 Handmade pompoms- each one is unique. 

Handmade pompoms- each one is unique. 

 Hats and poms ready to be united! 

Hats and poms ready to be united! 

The Branding Bit

The last thing is adding labels and swing tags, and remembering to pack things like postcards! I'm so pleased that the woven labels that go onto each knitted piece are now made in Glasgow. 

 
Labels and branding for Collingwood-Norris. Luxury Scottish Knitwear.jpg
 

A Day at the Seaside, with Wool! 

St Abbs Wool Festival is on from 10am-4pm at Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth, on the 7th April. There will be a variety of designer/makers, all focussing on wool in their work, as well as workshops (click here to find out more, as they have to be booked). The East coast of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland is stunning, so why not make a trip of it? 

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St Abbs Wool Festival, Collingwood-Norris