Saturday, 30 June 2012

Great News for Crofters, Weavers and Knitters

     Well, part of the reason I have been so mouse-quiet over the past few weeks is that I have been holding my breath because the powers that be (Leader) have been deciding the future funding for the very exciting Uist Woollen Mill project.  I am here today, rather puffed out, to joyfully announce that the funding has been granted and that it's FULL STEAM AHEAD!  As far as I know all the funding is in place, we began with a taster training course for wool-work a couple of weeks ago which was over-subscribed and great fun for us all; the machinery has been sourced and is waiting to be moved, and now the funding for the building is confirmed. 

     So it's celebration time just now and a chance to thank our funding sourcer Dana for all her hard work, tenacity and determination over the past few years, also to Mary for her great input to the project and all the committee past and present who kept the faith and kept pushing forward regardless.  We love you all!
     Haven't got a picture of what the mill will look like yet, but for now here is a picture of a token sheep and lamb -

...because, when all is considered, this is what it's all about.

Now I'm going to lie down in a darkened room for a while with a wet flannel over my eyes because the excitement is getting to me and there is a risk that I might go over the top.  And we don't want that!


Joanne B Kaar said...

Well done ewe lot!

Jack Bowman said...

Hello Crafters!

Please visit for various wool tops, yarns and other fibres!



purejuice said...

very exciting, please do keepmus posted.

Tracy Ranger said...

Amazing news - well done!!

Anonymous said...

Tremendous news. Good luck to all involved - and I hope to come and buy a jumper one day!