Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Last minute shopping.......aaaarrgh!!!!!

Just to let you know that 
if you are wanting to call into the shop 
for some holiday purchases, 
please just give us a ring when you're needing to come by 
and we'll be there for you....
bit cheesy but you get the gist! 
Louise is due to be near the shop all day Saturday,
so if you do pop round, if she isn't in give her a buzz
and she'll be there in 2mins.
Louise - 07861389224

(lots of finished things to buy eg. Handwarmers, Cashmere Hats, Throws, Slippers, Scarves, Socks, this Jacket and the pink one in the background below - hope it's given you some ideas)

Friday, 7 December 2012

Fishy Assistants and Consultants!

The big fish had a business lunch on Wednesday with her wonderful, fandabbydozey, best-thing-since-sliced-bread(well the big fish seems to think so anyway!) consultant:

Okaaay, so yes, her consultant IS her daughter Trudi aka wee fish.....but she does seem to do a reasonable job - consulting not daughtering!
So as a result of the big fish getting organized you may have noticed that the website is undergoing a few changes and our apologies for any awkwardnesses you may have come across but sometimes it gets higglety-pigglety before it can get streamlined - just like us really - but Louise's assistant is sorting it all out:

When we keep her from being distacted that is! 
Oooooh, ball of WOOL! Plotting attack route...

So there you have it, website being renewed, blog getting regular posts and the big fish being nagged for more retreat dates......the assistant and consultant have it all under control...ish!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Big Fish Saw Stonehenge.....


On her way home from her adventures in quiltland......


.....where these lovely quilts were on display, made by this colourful gentleman (who we might be seeing again soon slightly closer to home( keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks to find out what I mean!))....

Kaffe Fassett - look at the colours, wowzer!

....she spotted this:
What the big fish saw

'Eh?', I hear you say. Try this:

I zoomed in but no.... no idea.
Oh, I think she sort of, from a distance, saw this:

Not quite what the big fish managed to capture!
So the big fish was thrilled that she saw Stonehenge...sort of, maybe she was squinting a bit!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Quilted Gallivanting

The 'big fish' went a-gallivanting all the way to London. 
On a well-deserved break, Louise headed off to the bright lights of the big city to visit friends and family (oh, yeah, and fit in a 3 day quilting show at Shepton Mallet!).
Absolutely Spoilt

Getting spoilt by friends in Mill Hill, 
taken to the pub, wined and dined
......and being thrilled by 
microwave popcorn!!!!
A room with a view...of London!

Cousin Rhiannon...nom,nom,nom.

Then on to visiting family in Kensington to 
become a lady-wot-lunches, and 
goes out for breakfast!

And finally...back to work at The West Country Quilt Show alongside these stunning works of art.

These are quilts!! As Louise would say 'amaaaazing'. If you're nearby, why don't you pop in and visit her, stand no. 91.....
Sock yarn,'s sooo colourful.
Gorgeous Selkirk tweeds.
Big ones, small ones, lalalalala....

And the famous Woolfish jacket/shawl pin.

.....and you might even bump into Kaffe Fassett who is guesting at the show today!

Friday, 30 November 2012

Treasure Hunting

So good news.... and bad news. I always prefer the bad news first!
 A few months ago Trudi was taken by ambulance to hospital after feeling pretty ill. Extensive tests, a beastly doctor (just one) and a week later, she was sent home diagnosed with an acute gastric virus and chronic fatigue syndrome...which is pretty rubbish.
 Good news - I can still go and kidnap her and take her out for a couple of hours which we both love and always feel like two naughty schoolgirls skiving!
 Last week we went to South Queensferry......via North Queensferry....I took the wrong turn and we ended up crossing the Forth Road Bridge....oops! But we decided to explore and it was lovely.
And we enjoyed ourselves as you can clearly see! After giggles and trainspotting we returned back over the bridge to South Queensferry, managed to get Trudi down the steps to the beach and discovered treasure (can't tell you - you'll have to discover it yourselves but you may see glimpses of it in future posts!) which we popped in our pockets. Warmed up in here, really nice with fab view.
Can you spot this wee urchin treasure hunting?!

Monday, 19 November 2012


We've moved!!!!!! And sooo much to tell you about!

Introducing ....... THE LITTLE WOOLFISH SHOP ....... ta-da!

The lovely baby llama 'Miski' and some fine alpaca
'Sierra Andina'
 Still crammed full of our great range of yarns, buttons, etc (actually really crammed full - we ran out of room!)

Sooo pretty - the cloud-like 'Kid Mohair'
Our classics - Wendy Geurnsey, Rennie Aran and stunning
Elliot Tweeds

So yes we have finally moved, come on over 
and check out the new premises.
We are now open 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month and by appointment so 

give Louise a buzz if you fancy popping in.
07861389 224

(P.S We pinky promise that there will be regular
blogs from now (Trudi's in charge!))

(P.P.S There's new stuff on the
website too - Open House,
Retreats, Shows,
Workshops......phew!, check it out)

Friday, 29 June 2012

1/2 price sale

                                                Due to relocation we are having a

                                     1/2 PRICE SALE

ALL     NORO ,    DEBBIE BLISS,    LOUISA HARDING, ROWAN.........and much more

the SALE will be on SAT 30th June,SUN 1st July from 2pm 'til 5pm
                       and SAT  7th  July , SUN 8th July  from 2pm 'til 5pm

Monday, 11 June 2012

Times they are a Changing

We are going to move most of our stock to a room in my house, (my landlady has given me the ok)
We will still stock the Arran on cones, Alpaca, Gansey wool, sock yarn, and special wool, inc cashmere!!!!
We will not be stocking, so will be having a sale of Debbie Bliss, Noro and some Adriafil.
The move is happening this month, so please phone 07861389224 to make sure I will be around.

In the future, custom will be by appointment or take a chance that I will be about. 
By doing this I will be able to get on with other work,
Woolfish will still  be doing shows and concentrating more on workshops and knitting retreats.

I am really going to miss the shop and sitting outside meeting lots of people, but hopefully you will pop into say hello and have a coffee with me.

The house is on the farm and has the same postcode as the shop TD14 5QF
The name is 'The Millrace' and the first house on the left on the road to St Abbs Lighthouse.
Your best to catch me on my mobile 07861389224

Monday, 23 January 2012

New Woolfish Personel

Just a couple of photos of Muffin the cat, although alot of the time she sleeps on the job

Sometimes she keeps watch for customers ( although I think she wants to sunbathe)

I think we need to call her Catfish

Rennie .. Where's Yer Troosers?

A lovely couple keep coming into the shop to buy wool.
here is a photo of Rennie wearing some of the results.
I think this is a fabulous photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't you agree?