It was damp and cold at the Border Union Show on the last weekend of July. You will notice from the pictures below how many people were wearing wintry clothing – and lots of sensible people had their wellies on! Despite the inclement weather, it was a busy day out – lots of people bustling around, and lots of interest in our Tweed Guild crafts.There was some confusion as to where the show authorities were going to site us. Various places were mooted, and we ended up at the far end of the industrial section.Tantalisingly the entries were all sitting behind chicken wire. Perhaps some of this tasty jam would have gone walkabout otherwise?!
The Guild stands looked very attractive with lots of contribution from members, and a display of naturally dyed fibres on the right.Members of the Guild were on hand to demonstrate spinning …needle-felting …carding and weaving …There were spinning lessons for children …and adults.Meanwhile, outside the industrial tent, it got wetter and muddier …All things sheepy in other parts of the showground … judging sheep …prizewinning sheep …prizewinning fleeces … (oh how tempting!!)and even sheepy performers (a dedicated audience here … look at all those hoodies up!)The show was its usual mix of the traditional and the new.At the end of the day, the chicken wire came down, and the silverware was handed out.None for the Tweed Guild – but still smiling faces here!