This year Fibre East moved it’s location to Ampthill nr Bedford. I loved lasts years location on a farm not so very far away due to the heavy rain we had to wade through mud and it was not very good for the stall holders. This year it was held in a school and most was in doors or in spacious marquees.
This wonderful man known as Kiwi (guess where he comes from) gave a presentation on the local sheep breeds and the quality of the fleeces, check out the wonderful hat!
You could go to his display pen and select a fleece on the hoof and watch it being shorn, a real showman with lots of humour and loved to deal with the hecklers
We were lucky enough to have a lovely warm dry day so sitting outside watching this eye candy …. sorry I mean sheep sheering was a pleasure, apart from the funny hat…. I don’t know though!!!
Inside the marquee was Londrawerjames, a young man belonging to our Guild and a budding entrepreneur, studying for a degree at York Uni highly knowable on all thing woolly and fibre, also dyed and hand painted yarns
Inside the hall we met Louise from Spin City UK Here is a link to her Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/people/SpinCityUK from here you can link to her Etsy Shop, she had dresses on show from her Degree show soooooo beautiful, but for me was the imaginative way she presents her fibre, the colour combinations are fantastic, she blends all manor of fibre together to get a beautiful soft springy tops so wonderful to touch and feel, I blew the whole budget for the show with her!!
And here is what I bought from Louise
A new drop spindle … can’t seem to get the knack keep drooping it Dho!
This is called Sahara Warm and it is Hot Hot Hot!
This was un named when I bought it but I am calling it Midnight Fuchsia see how every thing blends beautifully with my Fuchsia collection now what is my favourite colour?
These soft shades called Niaid will be spun and knitted in to a cosy but ‘cool’ shoulder hug, watch this space for the completed project