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Bakewell Wool Gathering and Pete learns to handspin on a great wheel!

DT Craft and Design will be at Bakewell Wool gathering 2019 on 12th and 13th october on stall 16
DT Craft and Design will be at Bakewell Wool gathering 2019 on 12th and 13th october on stall 16

Thank you Bakewell Wool Gathering and Pete learns to handspin!

And so our 2019 show season draws to a close with a fab finale at Bakewell Wool Gathering  and thank you so much everyone for making it a great weekend!

We had a brilliant time. Great organisers, lovely fellow traders and an, as always, a fabulous opportunity to meet so many people, old friends, new friends, FB and social media friends we get to see ‘for real’, chatting to customers and sharing lots of lovely hand-dyeing, knitting, crochet, handspinning and fibre stories.

The weather for loading and unloading was kind and the food was fab (I am assured it’s all calorie-free when you eat at shows, right?). I made some small purchases

Undoubtedly the highlight of the show for me was seeing the lovely Diane of Murmuring Wheel showing Pete how to spin on a Great Wheel.

And, not for Pete starting with a bit of gentle park and draft on a handspindle, he went straight in there! And with Diane’s expert tuition he did a pretty good job for his first every handspinning, too! (just don’t tell him I’ve never tried a Great Wheel despite spinning for over 25 years – ssshhhh 😉 ). Check out the man in action in the video….

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Debbie Tomkies
Debbie Tomkies

Debbie is a textile designer, hand-dyer, author and tutor with over 25 years' experience in her field. Debbie has 4 books and over 100 articles published in major magazines and welcomes requests for articles, how-to features, technical and research articles, video tutorials and books.

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In addiiton to being a partner in DT Craft & Design, Debbie runs social enterprise Making Futures CIC, delivering a wide range of workshops, classes, Arts Award, Artsmark and City & Guilds accredited programmes. Debbie also offers business mentoring and start-up advice to new creative enterprises.

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We are taking a short break to recharge our batteries so the shop will be closed for posting between midday 15th June and Monday 27th June. You are still very welcome to place orders and all in stock items placed by midday on 15th should be despatched before we go (we’ll let you know if anything is likely to be delayed). We’ll start posting again from 27th June.

See you when we get back and thanks for your patience!

Debbie & Pete

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Holiday Time!

We are taking a short break to recharge our batteries so the shop will be closed for posting between midday Weds 15th June and Monday 20 June. You are still very welcome to place orders and all in stock items placed by midday on 15th should be despatched before we go (we’ll let you know if anything is likely to be delayed). We’ll start posting again from 20th June.

See you when we get back and thanks for your patience!

Debbie & Pete

xx