Friday, 29 April 2011

you went to wonderwhat?

no, not wonderwhat but Wonderwool !!

Wonderwool is an annual fiber festival held at the Royal Agricultural Showground in Builth Wells, Wales and is fast becoming a major date any spinners/knitters calender. Although it started as mainly knitting, the show is now a mecca for spinners with many indie artists selling hand dyed roving and tops alongside stalls selling fleece. Yarn is still for sale, anything from acrylic balls to beautiful hand dyed and hand spun skeins.


This year shop spinners Pete and myself travelled over with fellow spinnotts members for the weekend as we had volunteered to help run the Ravelry Interactive area where people were able to have a go at spinning, fibre blending ( carding) and felt making. We also decided to camp again ( we had camped the previous year but that was slightly later than this years date) this time at a campsite near the river.
This gave me the perfect excuse to take photos of the early morning mist and in the evening we sat spinning outside the tents and caravan.

wonderwool 2011

wonderwool 2011

As I mentioned, we were also raising money for the Air Ambulance by selling shawls, small items of spinning equipment and donations from people who had tried out the wheels and either spun a little yarn for the first time or made some felted beads. A total of £225 was raised by the Ravelry volunteers.

Oohh, did I mention the bunnies?

wonderwool 2011


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