( it feels like I should write “Tra la la” after that !)
We had beautiful day for a great event with beautiful weather, loosely woven (sorry) around Sheep, Wool and Spinning.
There was a spinning wheel to have a go on, drop spindles to try and of course sheep.
Meanwhile, in the barn we made woolly cords using lucets, with my nifty idea of using clothes pegs. (click here for free pdf tutorial folks)
Baa Baa Black Sheep Star Books
and lambs on a spring (get it?) on a jam jar.
I thought winding wool around little card sheep would be cute, and we gave them the working name of “woolly winders” (we love a bit of alliteration in our titles).
Then after using it for a bit, and some slips and giggles later, we quickly decided we needed a name change as that tongue twister might not be the best name… hang on for this…
Then we needed some weight on the base.
No! Whole jam jars!
Well mainly because I had the jars, and yes I really did have enough
(70+ !) lovely retro Bon Maman jars stashed, to do this activity.
Not to mention lovely versatile stripped network wire.
I told you I needed to de-stash my “useful stuff”.
Now maybe you believe me. lol
[I have also disposed of my, much smaller, collection of pickle jars for someone actually pickling, so that was quite a good week’s result de-clutter wise.]
Hence lamb jars- see what we did there (don’t groan)!
We do get into the zone a bit with planning these events.
The “Lamb Jars” went down a storm; with lots of boin-gy lambs on their “grass” filled jars.
Some were slightly more woolly than others,
and some were a rather surprising pink, snaffled from the “decorate spring branches” table!
Some were collected later…
Perfect end to a perfect day.