Posted on Wednesday, February 8 2012 at 9am
If you happen to be in Birmingham on the weekend of Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17, why not pop into British Alpaca Futurity 2012?
We’ll all be busy at the Stitch & Craft Show in London, but if you can’t make it to us, we’d love you to go and give the alpacas a kiss on our behalf, especially if you email us a picture or two to SimplyKnitting@futurenet.com!
British Alpaca Futurity 2012 is the first ever alpaca show to be held at the NEC, and promises to celebrate all things alpaca, with over 300 animals being shown, an international fleece show, a special ‘Introduction to Alpacas’ presentations for visitors, stalls of alpaca products, plus workshops and seminars on everything you could possibly want to know about alpacas!
We love the sound of the Alpaca Fibre Arts Village, where fibre artists, whether alpaca breeders or not, will be displaying and selling their creations. The ‘village’ will encourage hand spinners, felt makers, weavers, knitters and crochet makers to come and practise their art in public, giving the rest of us an idea of what can be achieved using the ‘fibre of the gods’.
There will even be a knitting table stocked with yarns, needles and patterns where anyone can come and have a go, as well as fleeces, yarns and end products for sale, plus you can book to take part in workshops with felt maker Liz Clay and spinner Jean Field.
Entry costs just £5 for a family. Tickets are available at www.britishalpacafuturity.com or from www.theticketfactory.com