Meet the Team
We're a family run show with three organisers - Natasha, her husband Nick, and Nick's cousin Dave.
We've all known each other for donkey's years and we all work brilliantly together.
After running the highly successful Spring Into Wool show in Leeds, we decided to run a second show in southern England and we found that Newbury Racecourse was the perfect venue.
Natasha's love of wool began when she started spinning. That led her into hand-dyeing which became such a passion that she gave up her job in IT to set up Sheep On Mars.
As well as spending most days dyeing yarn and sheep locks, she also finds time to use her dyed locks in her felted products such as shawls and hats.
Since starting to sell at wool shows, Natasha's dream was run a wool show which not only had loads of great stalls but also had plenty of workshops, demonstrations and other activities to help inspire people to learn new skills.
Dave has over 30 years of experience in marketing and advertising, and has helped to organise many successful shows across the north of England.
Dave's experience has been invaluable to the successful setting up of Spring Into Wool as an annual event, particularly in getting such a great venue and in making our potential visitors aware of the show.
In his spare time, Dave is a DJ on community radio stations and has a secret ambition to be the next Terry Wogan! So how can we afford such an experienced guy? ... Easy, he's Nick's cousin and is doing it for a fraction of his normal fees!
When he's not doing his day job in IT, Nick supports his wife Natasha in the running of Sheep On Mars.
He's by her side when they go selling at wool festivals around the country and is often driving up narrow tracks in the countryside trying to find farms where they buy beautiful fleeces straight from the sheep's back!
Nick is involved in many aspects of the Southern Wool Show, such as making arrangements with our wonderful exhibitors and creating the website.
A large show such as the Southern Wool Show takes a lot of arranging and there's always plenty to do during the event. So Natasha, Dave and Nick will all be there to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Most of their nearest and dearest will also be there to help out.
There'll be Dave's son Josh, Dave's other son Adam and his girlfriend Hannah, Nick's mum Joyce, and Natasha and Nick's daughter Margarita.
So this will truly be a family-run affair!
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