Woolfest 2019
Jun28

Woolfest 2019

With the temperature soaring, throngs of visitors arrived at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth to visit Woolfest 2019. Amongst the stalls of yarn, roving and wool tops are all sorts of items created from wool.Hand felted animals, cards, buttons and items of clothing stand alongside mattresses and mattress toppers made from pure wool. Showcasing the Herdwick. Many of the items on sale are aimed at the home crafter but...

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Woolfest set to celebrate all things wool
May16

Woolfest set to celebrate all things wool

Woolfest 2015 is taking shape after a huge response to its call for stallholders and with a plan to make even more of its sheep breed connections. “Every year we wonder if the growth trend in wool crafts will continue,” says Marion Woolcott, one of Woolfest’s organisers, “but the demand for stalls has been as strong as ever.” ” We were about 45% over subscribed this year and there are some wonderful new businesses coming...

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Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show 2014
Nov23

Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show 2014

Over 150 exhibitors at this year’s Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show were busy selling, displaying and demonstrating to the thousands of visitors who flocked to the Harrogate International Centre. Turning up by the coach load, eager crafters in search of yarns, threads, textiles and associated tools buzzed around the stands like bees around a honey pot. Three large halls were transformed into an Aladdin’s cave of...

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