May in the Dales

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Monday 5th May
A dry day in the Dales is always something to be thankful for but a dry Bank holiday Monday.....? Almost unheard of!  And so we found ourselves at Kettlewell for their Mayfest celebration of Wool and Ale.  We were in good company too with the Guild of a Spinners Weavers and Dyers with lots of local artisan makers selling a variety of handcrafted items.

As a last minute addition to our programme of events this year, we were unable to finish our own StArt project in time for the festival.  But we took the Broughton Road Women's Group Story Cloths and they proved to be a big draw and a great opportunity to talk about stitching with all the lovely folk who visited.  The use of felted wool in background to the cloth was meant it was perfect for the occasion.

Thanks to Jill and Sue who had a very early morning start to set up the stand and to everyone who contributed small items for sale or who made their way up into the Dales to come and support us.


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