Well, the first thing many people say about Wonderwool is how cold it it! It lived up to it's reputation once again and temperatures stayed well under double figures but a little cold weather is nothing to the hardy fibrenistas visiting Builth Wells and they queued to get in both days.
Packing to go to the show and setting up at Wonderwool started on Thursday evening and was just about finished on Friday evening when we had to leave the showground for our hotel -- happily it was much quicker dismantling on Sunday! As you can see, we were collaborating with Woolly Wumpkins and the two parts of the stand really complemented each other and we were able to help each other out so customers weren't kept waiting. There were a few teething problems with our online stock & card payment system but they were soon overcome. I found it amazing how the stand went from chaotic pile of boxes to a proper pop-up shop so quickly. Greg, Tash and Marilyn sorted out our box display so we just had to fill it ready to sell.
We loved our two days at the show, Ruth's Mom, Marilyn, together with our crochet teacher Gaelle, did sterling work as at times the stand was packed with customers. The show was amazing and Ruth and Marilyn are now trapped in our teaching room with the aftermath of the show busily counting our remaining stock (we promise it will be ready for the crochet class tomorrow Gaelle!).
Now we are back and have had time to breathe, we've realised that we will have been open for three years next week. We've celebrated our birthday with different events each year and so we've decided that this year we will extend our Wonderwool show offers. Some of the yarns we took to Wonderwool are new to the shop -- like Yarn Stories and WYS Gems so it's well worth coming along to see them.
Welcome to our blog
Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.