I decided to take the Bank Holiday off work so we could go to the Shipston Wool Fair.
They had several different breeds of sheep and a demonstration of shearing through the ages, from handheld shears to modern electric clippers. Unfortunately the only breed I can remember of the sheep we saw is the Herdwick:
There were also displays of spinning, raw and combed fleeces to feel, and various woollen products (including insulation fibre for buildings and Liberty-print cloth so fine I would have guessed it was viscose rather than wool). There was a stall selling lamb products, where we bought some lamb burgers to take home for dinner. And there was a stall run by Yarn Gathering in Coventry, where several people admired my cardigan and Jo recognised me from a picture Mim’s husband took at Ravelry day last year which has somehow ended up on the Ravelry Day 2009 website. And where I may also have bought some yarn:
Fyberspates merino nylon sock yarn in ‘Liquorice Violet’.