Once again I have been to Woolly Workers at the lovely Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop. Scotch Lodge is a gem of the Northamptonshire countryside and I am going to tell you why!
Firstly; Scotch Lodge is a family owned independent livestock farm. Generations of Isobel’s Family have been farming for over 350 years. The farm produces their own sausages, pies, soups and eggs and these are available in the shop. If you are all about knowing where your food has come from, Scotch Lodge is the place for you. The food is delicious and the cakes alone (made in house) make a trip worthwhile
However, this is a craft blog. Isobel (owner of Scotch Lodge) is a very keen crafter and this is reflected in the shop. There is an entire Aladdin’s cave of goodies from yarns, ribbons, buttons, lace making supplies and cross stitch kits, to beads, embellishments, scrap book papers, ink pads and grey board for construction projects! There is something for everyone. Which, given the space of the shop and the literally huge range of stock (including farm produce etc.), is impressive. What makes Scotch Lodge unique is its range of craft packs. Isobel is a skilled scrap booker, the walls and shelves of the shop are literally covered in beautiful and detailed projects, albums and scrap book pages to inspire you. If your crafty sense starts to tingle (as it is bound to do!) you can purchase kits containing all you need to make these projects yourself including embellishments and paper flowers. All put together by Isobel, using the highest quality materials (such as papers from Graphic 45 and heartfelt creations). If you are looking for something a little different in your paper crafting Scotch Lodge is highly recommended. Given the shop plays host to the Woolly Workers every Friday afternoon the shop has a gorgeous selection of yarns in many weights, styles and colours. It is very difficult to walk past them once a week and not buy! The shop plays host to a myriad of craft workshops to include calligraphy, scrap booking, bobbin lace and more. The social days (which you can read more about here) are great fun and provide a regular opportunity to craft and socialise once a week with lovely people. You are supplied with plenty of hot drinks, and Michelle can even remember how you take your tea or coffee!
As well as the craft workshops, social days and locally produced goods Scotch Lodge holds a number of special events to celebrate the farm and its history and heritage. As well as this there is an annual craft fair (this year it is on 18/08/19) and on 01/09/19 there is a “we’ll meet again” event to mark 80 years since the beginning of World War II.
When you visit Scotch Lodge you feel like you are becoming a part of something. You support a local and independent business with a rich heritage and you help to ensure it will be around for years to come. If you would like to know more about the history of Scotch Lodge, click here.