I am not sure how it happened, but June flew by and it is now July! This can only mean two things – Fibre East is less than 4 weeks away and Hitchin Festival takes place throughout the month!
I am really looking forward to Fibre East this year. It is an annual event created to celebrate all things woolly, natural and handmade, and this year’s focus is on the Best of British: supporting the finest quality British wool, made from the fleeces of British sheep, reared by British farmers. Of course this is something Woolly Chic feels very passionate about too. The wool show takes place on 28th and 29th July at Redbourne Community College in Ampthill, which is only a short drive from where I live. I couldn’t attend last year due to a family holiday in Cornwall, but had a stall in 2016. This year I will be in the same tent – Romney, but in the middle this time. Please come and say hello if you are able to come along. I will have some new designs, new kits and new yarn!
Tickets are available from www.fibre-east.co.uk
The other exciting event that I am involved in is a Yarn Art Installation, which is part of the Hitchin Festival. Every year there is lots going on in our town and for the last four years, a group of dedicated and talented knitters and crocheters have decorated the St Mary’s Churchyard with woolly creations. This year’s theme is All Creatures Great and Small and we have had fun making animals, insects and birds to adorn the trees surrounding the magnificant church. It seems very fitting to yarn bomb here, as the church was built largely using funds from the wool industry.
If you are in the area this July, have a look at our Yarn Art Installation. If you can’t make it, I will write another post with lots more photos! Watch this space!
I have recently been busy teaching at Hitchin Lavender (another must visit place, if you are in the area) and I have two more workshops coming up in July. There are places available if you would like to come along.
I am teaching Crochet with Beads this Wednesday(4th July), 7 – 9.30pm and More than Granny Squares the following Wednesday evening (11th July). To book a place please visit the Events page, where you find all the details about these classes.
Wishing you a joyous July!