Sunday, 16 October 2011

North Pennines Wool Event

Thank you to everyone who ventured to Upper Weardale for the second North Pennines Wool Event.  We hope you all had a good time.  For those of you who didn't make it, here are a few moments from the weekend.

The fleece auction.
Drop spindling - in the sunshine!
Natural Dyeing demonstrations.

And lots of goodies to buy:

Other attractions involved a fabulous demonstration of fleece quality and grading by Stephen Kitson from the BWMB, peg loom weaving demonstrations, eight shaft weaving demonstrations and spinning demonstrations using a big wheel.  Read more about the Wool Event here.

The Wool Event also saw the prize giving of the North Pennines Gansey competition - follow its journey on this blog.  The local Mule and Hebridean wool is currently being spun into yarn to be knitted into the winning design.  Ultimately the North Pennines Gansey will be available to buy in kit form.  Stay tuned!