What is going on with this weather? We had an extremely dry Winter and now the sky has opened up and the rain just won't stop coming down. However that hasn't stopped us here, well it has stopped us a little, certainly the alpacas are finding it hard to poke their noses out from the shed and shelters where they run to when the heavens open but in the shop, whilst we can't mow the lawns for fear of sinking, we are welcoming many brave people who are happy to rug up and come and see what is going on.
Lots is going on, we have our new website with a clearer view of our online shop. Which has been fun to build but I don't there is any way I can get everything up on line so what you see is really only a representation of what we have.
My SAORI weaving is proving to be very popular and I now have scarves in the beautiful Town & Country Gallery in Yarragon and at the La Trobe Regional Gallery in Morwell and watch this space as some of my work will be making its way to Melbourne in the coming weeks. All very exciting so keep an eye on the website to find out where.
Also a new initiative which is already taking off is our "Ladies Who Lunch" so why not think about having your next girls day out here at Nickelby At Darnum. Everyone seems to have a great time when they do.
So you might be thinking that with Winter over and Spring is really here, well soon, that there is no need to look into alpaca garments, you can just wait until next Winter. Well did you know that because alpaca is a hollow fibre and is lighter than wool and breathes beautifully then it is perfect all year around. Especially the wraps. Our Nickelby Design range will also be using 100% Australian cotton in our range for Spring/Summer to also give that added Summer feel so don't write alpaca off just because the weather is getting warmer. The nights can still be cool and as we are happy to ship overseas it is always Winter and cold somewhere!
So we hope to see you up here soon on your travels around our beautiful region and if you can't make it then check out our online store and see if there is anything which takes your fancy.
From the alpacas and me, stay safe and keep humming (for those who don't know, that is how alpaca's speak!!!)