Posted on Monday, July 9 2012 at 8am
If you’re feeling a bit bereft after the woolly riches of Woolfest, why not head over to the curiously named Scald End Farm in Befordshire for Fibre-East?
For its second year the fibre festival returns to the wilds of rural east England, promising two days of spinning, weaving, knitting, and more sheep than you can count!
Michael Churchouse will be bring his Sheer Sheep roadshow to the event again, offering an insight into everything from identifying sheep breeds to rearing and shearing, through to the many uses of pure wool.
Other highlights include the 'Have A Go' marquee, which will offer the chance to try all kinds of crafty things free of charge, from inkle weaving with Kate and Alison Ellam of mid Essex Guild WSD to Knitting and Crochet with Caroline Pearce - one of our regular designers!
And don't miss ‘Back to Back' - a shearing, spinning and knitting challenge to create a child-sized sweater in a single day. This year they'll be aiming to beat last year's time of three hours, 49 minutes from sheep to child!
Fibre-East is also an official a stuffing station for Woolsack, so if you fancy getting involved in the campaign to make a pure wool chushion for every athlete taking part in the 2012 Olympics you can go along and help to stuff the cushions. If you already have a cushion-in-progress for the campaign, why not take it with you and join others knitting for Woolsack?
To find out more or book tickets, call 07751 813681, or visit the Fibre-East website.