Otley Show

I’ve lived down the road from Otley for over 15 years and yet this year was the first time I’ve made it to the show – shame on me I’ve been missing so much fun.  So here’s a visual record of the day.

I was so struck by the shades of colour in the hair of the Highland cattle. If only it would felt!

I couldn’t get over the size of this bull.

I thought the lambs were quite large but the Mum was more like a small settee.

I love all the sheep breeds and think I’ve done well to restrict myself to these two.

I love to see the horses but especially the shires. The egg classes amazed me, I’ve never seen eggs as brown as the ones in the centre at the back.

We watched this being carved with a chainsaw.

My favourite picture from the show, a Dalesbred sheep. I haven’t shown pics of the rabbits, hamsters, pygmy goats, poultry or ferrets. Oh, forgot to mention marching bands, falconry displays, dog displays etc. etc. I’ll be back next year.

P.S.  Forgot to say that we were really impressed with 3 of the dog classes, they were pure genius.

a) dog with the most appealing eyes        b) dog with the waggiest tail     c) dog most like it’s owner

British Wool Weekend

There’s a new show opening at the Harrogate Showground this year called British Wool Weekend, promoting British wool and the farmers who produce it. Here’s the information I’ve received about it.

We are delighted to invite you to take part in a brand new show we are hosting in
on SATURDAY 3rd and SUNDAY the 4th of SEPTEMBER 2011
(Set up day will be on FRIDAY the 2nd of SEPTEMBER 2011 )

For details of stand prices and other information please contact
(Box 3)19 Rooley Lane
West Yorkshire HX6 1JG
Tel; 07790 391142

Our aim for this exciting new venture is to raise the profile of BRITISH WOOL and the many related products produced from British sheep.

We know there are lots of talented and creative people hand crafting beautiful objects from BRITISH WOOL, which hasn’t travelled half way round the world to get here!

If you are a craft worker who uses British wool to spin, weave, knit, crochet, cross stitch, embroider, hand dye, make felt or any other textile process, or if you are involved in the making of lanolin soap, ewe’s milk cheese or ice cream we’d love to hear from you.

If attending as an exhibitor isn’t for you then put the date in your diary for a lovely woolly day out. Opportunities for inspiration and shopping. I’m gutted that I can’t go so will be expecting feedback from one of you