Sunday, July 13, 2008

Woolfest

Woolfest was fantastic! For those of you who don't live in the UK, it's an annual two day festival of wool held at Cockermouth in the Lake District. They have stands for everything relating to wool, so there is spinning, knitting, felting, traditional wool crafts from across Europe and animals. Each stand is made up of one or more sheep pens, so here's my sheep pen....


The monster bags really helped catch peoples attention as the walked past, but also I was giving felted flower demonstrations (as I was selling kits). It was totally crazy, I'd have a crowd of people watching, then after I'd finished someone would always say, 'oh, I missed the beginning can you do it again', so I was demonstrating constantly! Here's a pile of flowers which were made over the two days, they're in my studio waiting to be turned into brooches.


My Mum and Auntie were helping me out again (a big Thank You to them), so I managed to have a good look around. Here are some of the very cute animals that were on display.....


and here are some of my purchases....more buttons!



I also bought some lopi and Norwegian wool which is waiting to be needle felted into brooches.

One of the best things about woolfest is meeting other fibre enthusiasts, as I mostly sell on the Internet it's so nice to meet customers face to face, and a few previous customers and blog readers came and introduced themselves which was lovely.

So in conclusion I'll definitely be there again next year!!

9 comments:

Marian said...

I wish there was something like that here in The Netherlands! Woolfest indeed!!!

Love the pics of the animals... thanks for the wool dear animals!




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driftwood said...

your stall looks lovely Beth, and that pile of flowers is very impressive!
love the buttons too!

thefunkyfelter (a.k.a. Shalana) said...

Your booth setup is wonderful! Woolfest seems like an amazing event to be a part of :O)

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Your stand looks great. I have my first ever craft fair on Saturday so some inspiration like this is great. Just wish I could make gorgeous stuff like yours as well. :o)
Next year I must go to Woolfest. Those sheepy faces and the llamas/alpacas are fab.

Anonymous said...

R and I really enjoyed helping on your stand. We are also looking forward to next year!

Copperheart said...

Your displays look great! And I love those felted flowers

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I loved your stand at Woolfest, you really stood out as I walked around... and you are right, you pulled quite a crowd with your demonstrations!

I'll definately be back popping next year, so I'll see you there.

Sara xx

PG said...

Ah, I wish I'd made it up there, it looks such fun! Your stall looks lovely too.

ingermaaike said...

Oh how I would love that!