Back by popular demand, we’re running another knitting workshop!
Learn the basic techniques required for simple knitting projects, and how to recognise and correct mistakes. Choose one of a selection of simple winter projects to make from our organic undyed wool.
Continue reading “Knitting Workshop for Beginners and Improvers – Sunday 27th October 2019”
There’s been a lot of interest in a breadmaking workshop, so we’re giving it a go. Rosie Gilchrist, grower and baker at Tamarisk, will lead a workshop, showing how to use our delicious Maris Wigeon flour to create a soft and light sourdough loaf.
Continue reading “Breadmaking Workshop with an emphasis on Sourdough – Sunday 20th October 2019”
We write monthly for the magazine Bridport Times. To see this article as originally published, view the pages on Issue.
Written by Leila Simon
Sheep grow wool. It is perhaps the feature which defines them most for people who are not part of the farming world. We need to shear them every year, taking off their wool and leaving them cool and comfortable for the summer, and making flystrike much less likely. Wool is also a valuable product: once vital to the English economy it was eclipsed first by cotton and then by artificial fibres. More recently, society is beginning to see its value again, using it not only as an eco-friendly alternative to polyester and nylon clothing, to start reducing the pollution of the oceans, but also as a replacement for glass fibre and plastic bubble-wrap. It is used in a wide variety of forms from building insulation to packaging: we send our meat boxes out packed in wool and we have our own wool spun as knitting yarn (see Bridport Times September 2018).
Continue reading “Woolly jumpers for woolly grazers (Bridport Times, June 2019)”