Last weekend I traveled to the 4th British Wool Weekend in Harrogate, West Yorkshire. organised by the Campaign for Wool, the festival showcases the best of British made yarns. A new festival compared to others it is a wonderful event to attend.
After an early start I arrived at the festival accompanied by my mum; Her first fibre festival in over 50 years of knitting.. I think she was more excited then me.. just after the doors opened to see lots of fibre artists and their wares. It was great to see the array of wares on offer form felted accessories, notions, homewares, and most importantly YARN!! There were many products using the by products of the wool industry, pillows and duvets anyone..? many yarn companies and other well known retailers attended the festival too.. I just had to visit the Rowan yarns stand, West Yorkshire Spinners too. West Yorkshire Spinners are a new company specialising in British yarns spun with native breeds.
I came home with *some* of their yarns.. well when I mean *some*.. I mean alot of their Blue faced Leicester Aran in Poppy, natural and ecru for a project i’m making. I couldn’t resist it.. its soo soft and squishy. Some Brittany 4.5mm knitting needles came home with me too. As I was leaving a single 50g ball of Blacker yarns Corriedale and Hebbridean 4ply just fell into my bag.. a beautiful shade of burgundy.
As you can see from the photo I did some yarnbombing too.. I made up my daisychain garland for event joining @onesheepishgirl and her #sheepishbloomdrop.
Anyway getting back to the festival.. although only small compared to others, we spent a good few hours at the festival. we left uplifted, happy and just a little bit tired for our journey home. All in all we had a wonderful time at the festival. If you do get the chance to visit this festival I can recommend it.. it will if anything put a smile on your face.