I spent Sunday afternoon at Ordsall Hall for the Ordsall Ball of Wool in the guise of Nana Knitwit, making pom poms with various children and adults. This is one of the highlights of my year because it is such a simple thing to make pom poms, but so many children have never made one before and they just love it!
This year I deliberately got there to set up a little earlier than necessary so I could say “Hi” to Lucy the Tudor. She is the most knowlegeable person I have ever met about the history of textiles, and it is an absolute pleasure to see her stall and demonstrations. If you are interested in the history of textiles do take a look at her Facebook page and try and get to see her at an event.