We are all rather excited and somewhat nervous as it is only ten days till we host the first ever Wolverhampton Yarnival. We had our final ‘planning’ meeting last night, going though who and what will be on display, and tweaking things like ‘how shall we run the raffle’? There are some things that you just don’t think about at first.
We are showcasing every aspect of the woollen trade, from Fleece to Jumper. There will be fleece,( sorry no sheep, maybe next time? ) spinning, on drop spindles and wheels, weaving, too many looms to mention, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, felting. all there for demonstration and to have a play with. We have some retail stuff too.
We also have the Wool-verhampton map on display and Briony Marshall signing her new book “Set in the world of wool and weaving” . And for all those Timezones fans out there, Tony will be demonstrating the drop spindles and weaving sticks.
I will be running wet felting taster sessions, these will be at 12pm and 2pm and last about 45minutes. you will get to make and take a piece of felt suitable for embellishing and turning into a purse . These are on a first come basis and I can only have do 20 people because of space. Book Early!!
We are trying to promote all the wonderful textile work that goes on in our area, so if you are interested in wool, but too afraid, busy, or unsure of where to start, come along and see what is out there. There will be lots of people to talk to abut all the different aspects, as well as advice and information about where you can learn more.
Cos if you get the woolly bug you will want to learn more!!
You can contact us on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/942902415847200/
Through Hembra Crafting https://www.hembracrafting.co.uk and here at Kizzyka Designs All the details are on the poster below.