Autumn, crochet, yarn

Festiwool !!!!!

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.

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We went into what can only be described as my kind of shopping event!

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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!

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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!

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Different types of yarn, plaited like Rapunzels hair, that I’d never seen before in amazing colours, that you actually had to spin yourself!

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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!

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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.

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Do you want to see what else I bought?

Dyes to attempt some yarn dying of my own!  IMG_0944

With the new charge in the UK for carrier bags, you can never have enough bags!IMG_0945

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Thank you for inviting me Festiwool!

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