Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bank Holiday 2

Felted Fustic Cushion
Cool temperatures and rain this Bank Holiday but that didn't stop us getting out and about, enjoying country pursuits.  The shop was closed on Monday, so we made our way to Brecon to inspect the lavender field where we had assisted in planting out MANY plants.  All looking healthy and thriving.

Some of us visited Llynfi Textiles in Talgarth.  Llynfi were holding an Open Day at their studio, so we were able to catch up, admire their designs & buy some of their wonderful, natural dyed, yarns - http://www.llynfitextiles.co.uk/

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Overseas shoppers

Mohair Shawl
 The month of May beckons the early holidaymaker, as we have seen in the past few days at the D&S, Narberth shop.  A tour group from Cananda and the USA visited us last week.  The ladies were spinners, weavers and knitters and thus were attracted to Wales and our wool heritage.  The tour was over subscribed, so a 2nd tour party is to be arranged for September.  A warm welcome is awaiting them.

Other visitors to the shop from the USA were representatives from an American lifestyle magazine, Victoria Magazine - http://www.victoriamag.com/.  Photos were taken of the interior of our shop with a promise of a feature in the magazine's travel section.

Finally, just to remind you that the Chelsea Flower Show commences next week - the public viewing opens on Tuesday.  We don't know what sort of weather we will be enjoying but just in case it is chilly, don't forget your shawl ...... and maybe a bag to carry your lunch, or a plant purchase or three.

Monday, 9 May 2011

May Day Anniversary

Linen Bucket Bag
Multi colour
 What a busy time it has been - back-to-back Bank Holidays, summer weather and a Royal wedding.  The shop was closed for the wedding so that we could enjoy a party too. 

Damson and Slate enjoys a birthday this month, as we opened in  May 2009.  Happy 2nd anniversary D&S!