Entries by Sue Reed

Rage Against the Machine. Getting Ready for Woolfest 2017

You can tell when I’ve got a big event on the horizon. I wake up far too early and cannot get back to sleep. Guess it’s stress, but it doesn’t feel like negative stress. I’m buzzing with excitement and plans. You see, this year is different. I’ve traded at Woolfest for the past three years, […]


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The Deftly Textured Sweater Pattern

I’ve had a wonderful weekend. It’s been the Easter weekend, with both work and family time, and some very kind people who have made it all the more special. I was peddling my woolly wares at the Designer Makers Market at The Witham in Barnard Castle on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The event was […]


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A Lovely Spring Day in Hexham

Yesterday I had a lovely day in Hexham, my local market town. It started with me taking photos of the Spring flowers in the park. I thought I’d show you them here in my blog. I also want to sing the praises of Hexham town centre, with it’s beautiful park, ancient Abbey and quirky independent […]


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Getting Help from Berlin

Nele has come from Berlin to Bridge Cottage, for six week’s work experience. She is studying Fashion Design at Berlin University and I’m delighted she has come to Bridge Cottage to learn about upcycling woollies, and to give me a hand. In case you’re wondering, Nele is pronunced N-ee-le, with the final ‘e’as in ‘the’, […]


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Thrilled to be Joining The Wool Clip

I’ve been bursting to share this news with you for some time now. I’ve been invited to join fourteen woolly women over in Caldbeck, Cumbria, who between them run The Wool Clip. I’m over the moon to have been asked and am thoroughly looking forward to having a permanent base from which to showcase my upcycled […]


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Woolly Hats in the Woods

This blog post is a celebration of several things. Of the special friendships and professional relations forged through social media Of families and times having fun in the great outdoors together Of my upcycled woolly hats Of UK knitwear manufacturers who have the foresight to recycle their waste and collaborate with upcyclers such as myself. I […]


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