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Saturday, 22 August 2015

British Wool Show

Still enjoying the school summer holidays, we seem to have packed quite a bit in. After going out every day for a couple of weeks it left me feeling a strong need to spend time at home and in the garden (my favourite places really).

One of the places we visited was the British Wool Show in York.



It's held every year over 2 days to celebrate British wool. They had everything, knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, felting, cross stitch, embroidery... workshops were held throughout the day too so new skills could be learnt.


So much talent and skill, so much to look at. The felt art was absolutely amazing and would not have looked out of place in any art gallery.


These hats were amazing



The artist busy making them



I managed to to do a bit of felting in one of the workshops - we made a felted chicken (though mine may have been more pigeon looking)


While I was busy trying not to stab myself with those barbed felting needles (there were plasters on the table), my very patient husband wondered round with the camera...


I thought these seasonal scenes were stunning and treated myself to a kit



Knowing my love of dolls and all things crafty, Andrew surprised me with one of these hand crafted Waldorf dolls. She now sits in my old Victorian dolls pram.







I thought this felted fox was wonderful.


So many gorgeous hand dyed skeins of wool... you could easy spend a small fortune at this show. I manage to keep myself in check due to the lack of space to put it once it gets home, all my storage is already full to bursting!






It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, which I'd definitely recommend for next year, perhaps I'll see you there!

Take care
xxx








24 comments:

  1. Ooooh... I think I could have spent a small fortune there! It's lovely that your husband is prepared to go along as well. I think Mark would probably have run out of enthusiasm fairly quickly. Jx

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    1. I'm lucky, Andrew's very good about taking me places x

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  2. I would have loved to have gone to this, glad you all had a great time x

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  3. Now that is my type of day out, I would have loved it and spent a fortune. It all looked wonderful.

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  4. Wow, I could spend a fortune there! Have you been to Yarndale, that's around there too isn't it. I think I might need a trip to both when I get back to the UK!
    Claire@homesweethome2015

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  5. what a wonderful exhibition! So much talent and new crafts to learn, Love the dolls and that felting is amazing! something I haven't tried... yet! lol :) Happy crafting to you :)

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    1. I've only tried dry felting, I love learning something new x

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  6. All those beautiful fibers AND you got to see Shaun the Sheep!!!! I'm SO jealous! LOL

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  7. all looks great, need to go to this type of show over here in Canada.

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    1. Yes definitely worth a trip when you find one x

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  8. What fun! Crafting heaven. I just attended a fiber festival and all the yarn was so tempting.

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  9. What a wonderful day out, and such glorious photos! I do admire your will power in not buying too much! I'm afraid I'd be sorely tempted, even if I had nowhere to put it!,
    Wishing you a lovely week,
    Lynda.

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  10. Why didn't I know about this? It looks great. I love those seasonal felted scenes and look forward to seeing yours.

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  11. This does look a great day out. I can imagine it was hard to keep your purchases in check, and how nice that your husband came with you! Thanks for sharing.
    Caz xx

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  12. What a lovely show. It must have taken hours to see everything.

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  13. Oh wow, looks like a fun place to go! Needle felting is fun, but I've stabbed myself a number of times when I do it. Those hats really are amazing.

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  14. Wow, that looks brilliant! I'm definitely going to look out for it next year. I think it was next to the Quilt festival at Harrogate a couple of years ago but I didn't realise what goodies it had inside - darn! Love all the felted things especially. x

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  15. Looks amazing. I can't beleive I've never heard of this before! I'll be putting this in my diary :)

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  16. Wow, so many amazing things! I have just done a little needlefelting, it is good fun isn't it! xx

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  17. It looks like a fantastic show. Glad you had fun
    Meredith

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