The Date is Set for My Retirement


Looking to the Future as I Announce my Retirement

Looking to the Future as I Announce my Retirement

I’ve been doing a lot of pondering over the weekend, and as a result, the date has been set, and I am going to retire on 1st May 2019.

I’ve decided finally to hang up my Woolly Pedlar coat  to concentrate on my writing and Nanny duties. I had hoped to carry on with The Woolly Pedlar part time, but I’m such an all or nothing kind of girl, that this wasn’t posssible. I’m off to so my MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University at the ripe old age of 57, and I need badly to free up some time to concentrate on this.

Today is the eighth anniversary of The Woolly Pedlar, and it has been a glorious ride. I’ve learnt so much, and more importantly, have met so many wonderful people. However, it is time for someone else to pick up the reins. I would love to see the business carry on, rather than fizzle out.

Do you know of anyone who would like to pick up on a small business, recycling waste wool knitwear, then do get in touch. I am offering all good will, my social media accounts, website, machinery, designs, stock and materials to enable the new Woolly Pedlar to hit the ground running.

You can contact me at to express your interest. Deadline for applications is  Monday 22 April.

If you would like to buy any of the remaining stock from the website, I suggest you hot foot it over the the shop asap!


Time to regenerate. The Woolly Pedlar is For Sale

Time to Regenerate – The Woolly Pedlar is for Sale

Personally, I’m not a Dr Who fan, but I do like the analogy of regenerating, which is what I am hoping The Woolly Pedlar will do.  I am looking for  someone else, or a group of someone elses to take the reins from me, and become the new Woolly Pedlar. I have always promised myself that by the time I’m 60, I’ll have written a book, and this week I am heading up to Newcastle University to find out about doing my MA in Creative Writing in September. I’m 57 next week, so I have three years in which to get writing! I also begin childminding my granddaughter very soon, as her mum, my daughter, returns to work.

So, whilst The Woolly Pedlar is doing really well, and I’m still loving making clothes from your preloved sweaters, I feel that this is a good time to sell the business. Would you like to be the next Woolly Pedlar?  Do you have passion for fibre and wool, or for running an ethical business? There’s nothing to say that you have to run the business the same way as I have done, but with the sale, I’m offering all goodwill, my very active Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, website and branding. There is also the option to get the machinery and hardware plus any surplus stock. I would give all my designs and knowledge and work with you as much as I can to help with the transition.

So, if you know of someone, or a group of folk that would like to take over this thriving business, then do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!