Dog Lost

On Monday morning a dear friend’s dog managed to get out and ran away from home. They’ve been frantically searching for her since, but to no avail. Like most dog owners,  I know how bad it feels to have lost you dog for just a minute. An hour, of course, is far worse, and I hate to think how it feels when multiplied by 48 or more.

If you live locally, I’ve added details of the dog below, so please keep an eye out for her.

If you don’t live locally, even if you DON’T own a dog, there’s still something I wanted to highlight.


Through this ongoing experience, I’ve discovered You may already know about it, and I’m sure somewhere in my head I knew that it would exist. And it does! Dog Lost Dog is a volunteer organisation that publicises lost dogs throughout the UK. It offers useful tools to owners if they lose their dog and provides publicity and advice – all for FREE. You can even preregister your dog in case you lose it. Click here to find out more.

Dog Lost also allows people to sign up to receive alerts of lost and found dogs in their area. I’m sure if you own a dog, you’ve had the same experience I’ve had many times, of finding an ownerless dog while out walking yours. Sometimes the dog won’t even come near you. However, even if it won’t, you can still report your sighting.

Of course you don’t have to be a dog owner to find a lost dog. So even if you don’t have a dog, you might want to sign up.

Anyway, here’s the details of my friend’s dog, who is still missing as I post this..



Female Border Collie Tri-Colour (Black, Brown And A Little White) (Age: Older Adult)

Missing from Hatherleigh, EX20 area, South West on Monday, 19th March 2018

She escaped out a house door on Moorview (housing Estate) in Hatherleigh and ran down the road past RGB building supplies towards the roundabout. She used to leave near Exbourne, so may be trying to make her way back there.

CONTACT: 07812987790 or 07969129116


Thanks even more than usual for reading.





Stitch Fest 2017

Just popping in to mention – if you don’t know already – Stitch Fest 2017 is on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November.

Stitch Fest launched in November 2016 with a hugely successful festival that drew people from all over the UK to Devon. Now in its second year, Stitch Fest 2017 will showcase some of the best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers in the UK yarn industry.  There are workshops, talks and, of course, lots of stuff to buy! Click here to find out all about it!



Setting Out on Woolly Wobbly Legs – part two

Last week I shared my experiences of approaching retailers when I first launched The Dartmoor Yarn Company and told you about the two wonderful  shops that first took me on. This week I’m going to finish that story and tell you about the other retailers who’ve had faith in me, those who haven’t.

After my initial success with retailers that I’d shared my ideas with prior to launch, I moved on. Making a cold  approach certainly added to the fear factor, but that was eased as my kits were already selling in Okehampton and my confidence was growing.

The Dartmoor Yarn Company

Continue reading “Setting Out on Woolly Wobbly Legs – part two”