Posted on Friday, July 6 2012 at 8am
After a fantastic launch as the East of England’s first ever fibre festival in July 2011, Fibre-East returns to the intriguingly named Scald End Farm in Thurleigh, Bedford, on 14-15 July 2012!
The organisers promise shed-loads of sheep, shearing displays, weaving and, of course, knitting.
We’re particularly enticed by the 'Have A Go' marquee, which will offer the chance to try all kinds of crafty things, from long draw spinning and weaving to inkle weaving, feltmaking and so much more – all entirely free of charge!
As well as a market place packed with tempting stalls, the festival will also host an official Woolsack stuffing station.
Last year's events including an attempt to make an entire child-sized sweater in a day – with seven wheel spinners and knitters coming together to create the garment right from the fleece. This year they'll be doing it all over agin, and attempting to beat their on record of three hours, 49 minutes. It all sounds utterly batty – bring it on!
If this appeals to you, why not get a team together and take part in the challenge? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tickets cost £6 per adult. Find out more online or call 07751 813681.