Monday, 28 June 2010

The fibres of life

Where would we be without natural fibres? So much of what we wear these days is made from synthetic materials that it was an absolute joy to visit our local Woolfest at the weekend. The large venue was awash with fibres of every colour and type.

Gorgeous crochet

Magnificent socks 

Scrumptious displays showing.....

.... felt of every shade

Skeins of vibrant fibres, mixed and matched

And amongst all this beauty were pens containing the irresistible animals that supply us with so much 'must have' fibre.

Shaggy sheep, waiting to be shorn. 

Sheep whose winter coats had been removed

 and the cutest angora rabbits who, unlike the sheep, refused to pose for my camera.

I had to show you these little dolls who were proudly wearing their traditional Norwegian knitwear. Aren't they adorable.

 I came home with a bag full of yarn and can't wait to use it.

I'll definitely be back next year!