I went to Wonderwool yesterday and thought I’d share my day out with you.
Wonderwool? Its a ‘trade show’ (or as they call it ‘A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibres) for spinners & weavers and other crafters, and was held at the Royal Welsh Show grounds in Builth Wells.
The forecast was for rain, and it looked like it was right on the drive there, but by the afternoon it was a brilliantly sunny day!
I found some new suppliers, and bought some lovely silk fibres, which I will be putting up on etsy & ebay in the coming weeks, but this post is just about some of the people, and animals (!), who I came across during my day out.
Apologies to the others who haven’t got featured, it was a big show and I didn’t get around it all, and I kept getting distracted by all the nice stuff there, and forgot to get my camera out!
So here is a gallery of the photos I DID take – hover over the pictures to see the caption, or click on them to get a slide show – you may need to do this to read the full descriptions – I have given the contact details for all those featured.
And look out for the May/June issue of Yarn Maker whose editor I met several times in my meanders, and who was also taking pictures for a feature. (www.yarnmaker.co.uk)
read the board!
there are guilds for each area, and these
two shots show some of their stalls
the maker of these lovely drop spindles – thewoodemporium.co.uk
customers rummaging thro the woven throws made by Curlew Weavers – who have a mill in Dyfed – to visit phone 01239 851357
lunchtime outside on the grass
some of the crowd enjoying the sunshine
various food stalls doing a brisk business
the sign outside the mens toilets – they sure got their priorities right!
this lady not only makes these peg looms out of recycled wood, but she sells balls of tweed waste to make rugs with! facebook – waste2want
nice to see Graham spinning – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonderwool – click on this link to see their website – is ….
A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibres
and is at the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells over the weekend of 27 – 28 April.
I’m planning to be there on Saturday 27 April, but am just going as a visitor, and am not selling there. However, I’ll be very pleased to meet anyone who wants to have a chat AND will be happy to bring any large items you order with me, to save you the postage.
If anyone would like to meet up, please contact me, either through the “leave a comment” box or directly at email@example.com, and we can exchange mobile numbers so we can find each other on the day.
I’d love to get some personal feedback from customers and find out how I can improve my service to you all!
Be nice to see you