I’ve had a wonderful day at a local Yarn Festival – talk about heaven! I was supposed to go last year, but ended up in Disneyland Paris instead!
I’d been looking forward to going for a while, well ever since I saw their advertising when they yarn bombed the local town! Then a huge surprise, the organisers contacted me and asked if I’d like to come a along as a blogger ………. I couldn’t answer “Yes” fast enough! Talk about nearly biting their arms off!
So this morning, I took my Mum along, lots of cash, and my phone for lots of photos off we went!
I knew it was my kind of place as soon as we arrived and there was knitted bunting everywhere.
We went into what can only be described as my kind of shopping event!
Tables and tables full of yarn, hooks, needles, accessories – you name it!
Hand dyed yarn was everywhere, with so much choice it was impossible to make a decision on which ones to buy!
There was Maggie Stearn who only dyed her yarns using plants from her garden – and in kilner jars kept in the greenhouse!! I think the most interesting thing here was the Red Cabbage dyed yarn a light blue colour ! Can you see it at the back?
Woolly Chic were there too, I adore her Sheep teapot cover and found out today she’s designed a cat one too! Her robins were super cute!
Sincerely Louise had a very eye catching display. The fox and the moose were my personal favourites!
Different types of yarn, plaited like Rapunzels hair, that I’d never seen before in amazing colours, that you actually had to spin yourself!
A knitted Christmas Scene, and decorations from Sue Stratford were amazing. The details in her creations made this stall another favourite of mine. I’m not the best knitter though!
Then it was time for the highlight, a chance to meet and attend a question and answer session with Daphne Selfe. She’s a local supermodel who is 84 and absolutely stunning! She told wonderful stories of wearing a wooden dress for one photo shoot, to travelling with her job to Australia earlier this year. She also spoke that it was a good thing to write a book, as she recently had done, as it was a very excuse to have a party!
We bought a copy of her book, which she kindly signed for us.
Do you want to see what else I bought?
A huge crochet hook, and some very lovely Pima Cotton yarn hand dyed by Rosies Moments.
Thank you for inviting me Festiwool!