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!!