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The Purl Girls’ day out

Fiona and Bronwen Richards are part of our team of knitters and whilst Tracy and Kari-Helene were busy with a workshop they took the Purl Alpaca concept on a little outing to the Environmental Curriculum Centre Open Day on the 21st of May. Two days before the show they decided they needed a banner for the stand and made the fabulous Purl Girl hand embroidered one above!

In the run up to the event they had been knitting a selection of the Purl Alpaca accessories, Misty, Fantasia and Alexis in a selection of colours to sell on the day, but had not accounted for the weather being so glorious. It seemed people were more keen on ice cream then alpaca knitwear!

After much deliberation on how to get all the hand made products, boxes of yarn, tailors dummie and garden umbrella in a Smart car, they wisely opted for two cars on the day.

The selection of stalls on the day was varied and interesting. The Purl Girl stand was between a lady selling homemade fabric designs and Bronwen’s partner, Ian, who had been coerced into manning the second-hand book stall. Other exhibitors at the open day ranged from homemade Kent cheeses to hand-made cards.
A big thanks to Bronwen and Fiona for spreading the Purl love!


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