This week was a new event for us at Nonsuch Park. It was run by Classic Events and was brilliant. The weather was wonderfully hot, and we had been placed under the only oak trees in the entire field, giving us a lovely amount of shade! We gave classes in spinning throughout the day and demonstrations on weaving. We know we made another spinner in the world as we sold a wheel to a lady from Lincoln so there is one more of us in the world now!
We weren't planning on staying at the event, I had my small campervan with really uncomfortable beds, we had no clothes, no blankets and no food. I'm in the process of selling this van, so there was nothing in it! No gas, no washing facilities and no pillows. However, the weather was so nice that we decided we had to stay. We spent the evening having a chat to a farmer from Essex who we have organised to take all of his fleeces after shearing, and sat with a group of American War of Independence Re-enactors at their camp.
The event was dwarfed by the thunderstorm in the evening. While on it's way to flood Birmingham, the storm could be seen on the horizon, rumbling it's way west. It looked like a scene from Independence Day and an alien spaceship should have sprung into view. We had no rain or thunder, but that made the flashes in the cloud look even more ominous!
This weekend I also rewarped the loom with my brown warp. Funnily, a group of Alpacas were being led around the showground at the same time, and they were exactly the same colours as my warp! It must be a sign that this warp was meant to be!