We’re holding regular events at our shop in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town. Our latest one involved Fran Raw who is our current artist in the back room – a feature we’ve introduced to showcase local talent. Fran goes under the title of Happy Snail Crafts and as a textile artist she creates fabulous hats, mitts and ear warmers in a range of wonderful colours. She spent Saturday afternoon showing visitors to the shop how to knit with giant needles and it proved to be a lot of fun. So much fun in fact that we’ve invited her back and she’ll be returning next month for more giant knitting. Fran is hoping to knit a really, really long scarf and she made a great start knitting enough to wrap round one of our young knitters – so we decided to style her as a carrot as you can see in our picture.