Sunday, June 24


.... was a grand day out. Thanks to Ali who drove us across country, we arrived in between showers and were soon amongst the whole fleecy felty yarny bazaar that is Woolfest. Bigger again this year, with more stalls to pore over, it has a very happy atmosphere. Well, it's obvious really - offer a mass of textile-obsessed folk an opportunity to see and feel and buy everything they love and there are bound to be good vibes flying about!

 I was pretty sensible; bought some fibre to spin (surprise) and some bamboo d p needles and a skein of hand dyed sock yarn. Caught up with several old faces in the crowd as well as Helen and Lizzi at Helen's gloriously rich and colourful Ripples stand. 

As ever there was more to see that I first thought, and I missed a few favourites while spotting new suppliers. 

Namolio is the trading name of the stand pictured above which I thought one of the most restrained and elegant on the day. As well as selling covetable linen yarns, the stall holder had beautifully made items from lavender bags to needle holders in her trademark grey linen with coloured crochet embellishment.


Lizzi said...

I missed that lovely stand - actually I missed a lot but you are right - the atmosphere is really super.

Anonymous said...

Pleased you all had such a lovely time. May go again next year! F x