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Wonderwool Wales: Mohair dyed ringlest from Crafty Goat Club.

Wonderwool Wales 2017

A sunny Wonderwool Wales! Spring is my favourite time of year; I love the Spring flowers and new leaves and (hopefully) blue skies! It’s also the time when my fibromyalgia eases and I feel able to do more without risking a flare-up. So, I’ve been looking forward to Wonderwool Wales for some time. We spent a […]

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Yarndale - a Festival of Colour

Yarndale, a Festival of Colour

You Can have All the Colours at Yarndale! I visited Yarndale for the first time this weekend. Let me show you some of the colourful delights. Big, colourful crochet mandalas, yarn bombed bollards and the most amazing yarn bombed ice cream van (selling knitted finger puppets) welcomed us to the Skipton Auction Mart, the venue […]

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Valerie Wartelle demonstrating felting at Art in Action 2016

Art in Action 2016, Celebrating 40 Years

Art in Action, the Fortieth and Last Show! Readers of my blog will know that Art in Action is one of my favourite events. Art in Action 2016 is the fortieth one and sadly the last show. I shall miss meeting a wide variety of artists and craftspeople, watching them demonstrate their skills and discussing their work with them. I love learning about different […]

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Festivals: quilt by Gillian Travis at Festival of Quilts

Fibre, Fabric and Yarn Festivals from July to December 2016

Fibre, Yarn and Fibre Festivals: the Next Six Months Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here. This week, I’m taking a break from the series of blog posts about degree shows. This is so, I can update the details about yarn, fabric and fibre festivals for the rest of this year. There’s so […]

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Wool animals: Wensleydale sheep from Home Farm

Wool and Woolly Animals at Wonderwool

All About Wool! Wonderwool Wales is a celebration of wool, from different sheep breeds, and other animal fibres, such as alpaca, angora and mohair. As well as yarn for sale, several exhibitors have their fibre animals on show. These were on my must-see list, so let’s start with them. Wool Animals The Angora rabbits from Bigwig Angoras were unbelievably fluffy. […]

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Shetland shawl on the Sheepwalk at Wonderwool Wales 2016

Magical Knitting at Wonderwool Wales

Wonderwool – Be Inspired! I have been looking forward to Wonderwool Wales for several weeks. So has He Who Doesn’t Knit, although what he actually means is he’s looking forward to walking in the hills near the Royal Welsh Show Ground. Finally the much anticipated weekend arrives, the alarm goes at 5 am and we’re […]

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