I popped in to Festiwool for an hour or so this afternoon.
The weaving workshop looked
I was sorry to have to opt-out of the sewing workshop, as I wasn't feeling well.
The tutor is arranging a private lesson for me when I'm feeling better.
I was impressed by the variety on offer from the stall holders this year.
Love these caps. I'd like to make one and would have liked to stop and ask what is used inside the peak.
Aren't these crocheted wraps lovely?
Such delicate lace-work.
It was nice to see such a variety of techniques for creating fabric on offer,
and such lovely, sustainable yarn on offer from all over the world.
North Herts Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers, displayed some of their work. Hilary's log cabin weave was worked on our recent away-weekend.
I was sorry to miss the fashion show(s) which were staged throughout the day. I would like to have seen our group's work showcased.
I made a couple of purchases, including some cotton yarn from Unique Yarns Co. that I will be trying out on my loom. It's 100% cotton, dyed to resemble leather. It's a ribbon yarn, and, although fine, has the same wraps per inch as an aran weight.
The turnout was a little down on last year by the time I left at 2pm but there were another 3 hours to go, and people were still arriving. Those who were early birds were taking a rest in the Food Hub and on the Atrium steps.
was a great success, again, this year. Entitled 'Vestree', it had a fashionable theme.
I was really sorry to have missed it. By the time I was well enough to go out after a month's illness, on Friday 29th , most of the exhibition had been removed. There were some vests, languishing on the hedge, in the rain - unlike the ones in this photo from Off the Hook.
Philippa, Andy, Helen, and Angela set up the yarnbomb this morning. It will run from today until Sunday evening. Exhibits provided by Festiwool, Woolly Chic, and Hitchin Sitchin (plus honorary members, Nuala (my SiL), visiting from Germany (poppies), and Marnee, from Norfolk (bees) ),
The pergola and mosaic in the winter, waiting for the flowers to bloom.
Past the bike
Through the entrance
to the pergolas-in-bloom
Explore the garden and see how many yarn exhibits you can find.
Some will be up high, among the trees,
others will be on the ground, amid the wildflowers
Can you find the lollipop tree? Ot the giant strawberries? There are lots of plants and their friends hidden along the paths. If you get lost, just follow the bunting.
Can you tell which of these roses, in the collage, are real, and which are woolly?
Amid the flowers, you may spot some flowers' friends