Last Saturday, after running another woodland animal making course and delivering an oak garden bench,
we called in at Ilkley (home of bah’t ‘at) ostensibly to get a part for a coffee-making machine. Had to call in a couple of charity (thrift) shops in case there was a sheepskin to make saddles for the two shave horses in Strid bodgery.
Struck it in gold at Oxfam, only £15! I’d been looking for one for ages. “Shall I put it in a big bag?” The lady asked. “Nah, I’ll wear it.” said I. It is heavy, didn’t fancy carrying it round Ilkley. It was a cold day and the sheepskin coat’s skin was saved. Far too good to cut up, and so warm. Why pay more? And you can – about £500 without trying too hard even.
Trouble is, I now need a sheepskin coat to make into saddles for the horses …