Posted on Monday, June 18 2012 at 12pm
On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June, the natural fibre fiesta will be taking over Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cumbria. Entry costs just £6 per day, allowing you access to all kinds of knit-friendly events.
With craft demonstrations, knitting workshops, stalls of yarn and more sheep than you can shake a knitting needle at, not to mention angora goats and rabbits, plus some dreamy-eyed alpacas, Woolfest is drawing knitters to Cumbria from across the world!
We expect the demonstrations and workshops to be utterly inspiring. Last year options included Liz Gaffney felting with native breed wools, Carole Rennison crocheting with recycled carpet yarn, and Alison Daykin yarn painting using natural dyes, while Amy Twigger Holroyd offered an insight into machine knitting techniques and Joan and Clive Jones of Woodland Turnery ran spinning wheel clinics, so we're excited to find out what Woolfest 2012 has to offer!
There will also be more than 160 stalls to ensure you go home with more than you meant too – and you can keep your family distracted by pointing them in the direction of the opportunities to try freeform weaving and pompom sheep making.
Find out more by visiting the Woolfest website or calling 01697 478707.