There’s an intruder at the Sheep Day!

Ellarnya (7) and Aaron Garside (10) meet a funny kind of sheep... otherwise known as an alpaca. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG190512-09MD
Ellarnya (7) and Aaron Garside (10) meet a funny kind of sheep... otherwise known as an alpaca. Photo (MIKE DAVISON): SG190512-09MD
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THERE were clucks, clicks and humming along with the baas and mehs at the Sheep Day held at Unique Cottage Studios on Saturday.

It was the alpacas making the unusual noises at the day intended to focus on all aspects of wool and promote the use of the natural material.

They were also the star attraction, according to Carolyn Goodwin who owns the studios at Low Fulney, Spalding.

She said: “This is the third year we have held the event and despite the cold weather we had record numbers passing through. Unfortunately, because of the wet weather, we couldn’t shear the sheep.”

Carolyn estimates about 150 people experienced the versatility of wool by re-connecting with traditional crafts, such as spinning, felting and knitting in demonstrations and workshops given by craftspeople who all gave their time voluntarily.

For instance, the thriving textile group which meets monthly at the studios helped to run the day, and were displaying their knitted model of St Mary and St Nicolas Church.

There were also demonstrations of painting, pottery, stained glass and natural dyeing.