Knitting and Crafting

Three balls of wool on a wooden chair

In recent months we have had several customers who have come with their knitting or crafting projects.

I am a knitter and crocheter myself and thought it would be good to share some of my favourite Wool Shops.

There are two wool shops in Church Stretton:

  • Yarn in the Hills at 2 Burway Road, SY6 6DL which has a wide selection of yarns, books and sundries
  • There is also Coco Alpacas at 9 High Street. They have a lovely range of gifts, specialist yarns, and accessories

The image at the top of this blog post is courtesy of Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.

The image below is courtesy of Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

Ribbons on Cotton Reels

Inaugural Shropshire Food Fair

The logo of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

The inaugural Shropshire Food Fair is being launched on Saturday 4th August 2018 at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre here in Craven Arms.

The Shropshire Food Fair will provide a a showcase for local food and drink producers.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the 30 acre Onny Meadows are within easy walking distance of Folly View Let and you can follow a route by road or footpath along the Shropshire Way.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is the home of local charity Grow Cook Learn who have run the Discovery Centre since 2014.

The mission of Grow Cook Learn is:

  • to make the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre an education and training centre for food-related skills
  • a visitor attraction linking food, history and landscape in the Shropshire Hills
  • a leisure resource for visitors and local residents

With over 100,000 visitors a year the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre provides a hub for the local community and also for holiday makers that are interested in the local landscape and the range of locally produced food and drink.

The logo of the registered charity Grow Cook Learn

The British Stone Skimming Championships

British Stone Skimming Championships

I was walking with my friends son on the Onny Meadows at the weekend. The dogs were playing and stones were being skimmed over the water on the River Onny and I sat on the bench keeping count.

To start with two or three skims was about the limit. Then it started creeping up to five or six. Then a ten was achieved. WOW!

On our way home I showed my Skimmer Extraordinaire the sign for the World Stone Skimming Championships and Other Stone Games at Walcot Lake on July 8th 2018.

There is free entry, with the event starting at noon and finishing at 5pm.

Sets of four stones for adults are £3.

Prizes are hand painted stones or a small certificate .

The other games include Stepping Stones and Table top Curling.

The money raised at the event will be passed on to the RNLI.

The event takes place at Walcot Lake, Walcot Hall, Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7 8AZ