We are delighted to have a feature in this months Carlisle Living Magazine. Hesta Scene are proud that for every pair of Wristlets sold at Hesta Scene, £1 of the sale is donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Julie's Mum, Margaret Asquith created the first ones. Margaret sadly passed away in 2012 and Julie still continues to make them from Lambswool by hand machine knitting. The donations of the sales started soon after the shop opened in 2009 and we are delighted to continue to raise money for such a good cause.
Julie is also creating wristlets that are now sold at Rheged made with wool from native British sheep which is spun at The Wool Clip here in Caldbeck. You can find these particular wristlets in the British Wool Shop at Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith.
We recently received a lovely letter from Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland thanking us and all of the outlets that sold their Christmas cards in 2016. The total for the sales of the cards has been finalised and an amazing £14,832 was raised. By supporting and raising this vital amount you are helping the charity to make sure that there is support when needed which will provide crucial clinical care to patients. A huge thank you to everyone!
Textilia 111 Exhibition 'TEXT-iles' is now open at Farfield Mill. The Yorkshire based textile group have all created pieces encompassing many textile materials and techniques interoperating the theme 'TEXT-iles' in their own way. You can find Hesta Scenes resident artist Julie Coghlan mixed media slate pieces. There is plenty of time to visit as the Exhibition runs until 23rd April.