Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Pictures of Wonderwool

This is a picture of our stall at Wonderwool Wales. My friend Sally had her rugs up on the walls and her handspun yarns (using local wool and only natural dyes) mainly on the left part. My hand dyed sock yarns were in the far left corner and my handspun yarns on the right table. My little handwritten sign hadn't gone up yet as I took the picture, but I am planning on sewing a nice big one for next time, using lots of pattern and colour. :)
The two colourful rugs on the floor were also hand dyed and woven by Sally, aren't they gorgeous? We had a fun but tiring time and really enoyed meeting all these knitters, spinners and fibre lovers. It was especially great for me to put faces to a few names I knew from the online world.

I also used my vintage suitcase and antique wooden spools for the first time and am really delighted with the look achieved. Of course there are always improvements to be made, but I get better with every fair I do. :P

Right now I am delighted to be able to say that I am finally truly updating my etsy shop again and have already added lots of new sock yarns! Just before Wonderwool I dyed up a storm and am so pleased to be able to finally show the outcome. Taking my yarns 'out there' forced me to weigh and label a lot of my recent work, which makes my life now a lot easier, haha.

Aaaanyway, this is no time to rest, I am back at my spinning wheel already!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Wonderwool Wales is coming!

Wow, time has flown. I'm telling you, absolutely flown! Suddenly I find myself just one night away from my first ever UK craft fair, and it is a big one at that!

Well, if by any chance you find yourself in the heart of Wales this weekend, do make sure to drop by this amazing Fibre Festival! http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/
Ok, I haven't been before, but I have heard and I assume that it is amazing.... ;)

There are so many things to be done yet and soooo little time. I did get lots of sock yarns dyed up though and am going through labelling loads of exciting handspun yarns, including many never seen before art yarns! I will be at stall F8, which I will be sharing with my spinning friend Sally, who is also a brilliant printmaker and weaver.

Please, wish me luck - I could use some. :D