With only a month to go – a quick reminder…
If you’re like me, you spend languid summer afternoons planning the autumn and winter project flow and dreaming of beautifully coloured, creamy-feeling yarn slipping through your fingers being transformed into textile. I usually avoid yarn shopping until September to maximise my choice. Now I find I don’t have to!
I’m delighted to announce, to those not already in the know, that Bedfordshire hosts an internationally attended yarn fest – Fibre East, held 27 – 28 July at Redborne Community College, Ampthill.
Fibre East is now in its third year and is a must visit for all spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving and felting enthusiasts. The festival promotes British Wool in support of British Farmers and the weekend events include demonstrations of spinning, weaving, the Sheep Sheer Experience and new for 2013 a Fleece Car Boot.
Fibre East 2013 is a perfect opportunity for crafters passionate about wool and natural fibres to meet up and share tips.
Not only is the experience colourful and wool-rich; all excess profits will be made available by way of a Grant/Award Scheme to students, schools, colleges or Guilds to assist in purchasing courses, equipment or materials. Go on, your stash needs more wool! No excuses about the bad weather either – for the first time the event is being held inside.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the event for myself – roll on the end of term.
Tickets are available to buy on the day for just £6 per person or they can be booked in advance for groups of 10 or more priced at £5 per person.
To find out more about Fibre East check out the website http://www.fibre-east.co.uk