I returned home from a lovely weekend at lunchtime today. What was the weekend? The Small Wool Gathering – 12 of us who had met on P3 last October and March. P3 was developed by Amy Singer and Brenda Dayne, a wonderful weekend in Pembrokeshire with workshops by Amy and Brenda in a glorious location. But this October P3 was cancelled and some very enterprising people who attended previous P3s decided something must be done to keep P3 alive ! And so we did.
So that is where I was this last weekend……and I loved it! It was at Pedington Manor in Gloucestershire, a beautiful large country manor capable of taking 20 guests. Catherine and Jenny organised us and did all the cooking – yes ALL the cooking – breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the gorgeous cakes and biscuits for tea and coffee.

I LOVED IT! Amy Singer came to do 3 workshops and all relevant to what I wanted (needed!) and we had some lovely evenings knitting, spinning and enjoying the company of like minded people.

Here are a few photos
The welcome:
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The welcome

The welcome

My door had a lovely sign attached, and there was a beautiful hand knitted washcloth (by Jenny) on the bed!

The Workshops:

In the dining room

In the dining room

The workshops were held in the dining room, with a warm and welcoming fire adorned with knittery goodness!

The Sunday Spinning:

spinning

spinning

On Sunday morning we learn how to spin silk, then in the afternoon several attendees brought out their wheels and showed us all how to do it!!

I also got to meet the lovely Jacqui Harding, such a fabulous opportunity.

Check out The Small Wool Gathering….and other gatherings….. here http://thesmallcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/

Happy knitting and crocheting xxx