Find out more about some of this year’s fantastic exhibitors, and what’s going on at the show.
Joan & Clive Jones of Woodland Turnery (from Wales) have been making spinning wheels since 1993 and the Timbertops Spinning Wheels since 2009. They have been repairing, restoring and reconditioning wheels for well over a decade and apart from the UK, have customers in Europe, USA, Canada and the Falkland Islands. They also make a wide range of spinning and weaving accessories as well as supplying a bobbin replacement service. They often have reconditioned wheels for sale and available most of the time. The bespoke Timbertops Wheels are available to order. Full details can be found at www.woodland-turnery.co.uk or by phoning 01495-757140.
At Bakewell Wool Gathering apart from the display of Timbertops wheels for folk to try, they plan to have some reconditioned wheels for sale alongside their spinning, weaving, crochet and other supplies. They will also be running a spinning wheel surgery.
This year’s first workshop, run by Pauline Fitzpatrick, will be Tunisian Crochet at 10.30am on Saturday.
This workshop will cover the basic stitches and includes the pattern for a skinny scarf.
You will need to fetch 2 colours of DK yarn and a 6.00mm crochet hook – this can be a Tunisian crochet hook or and an ordinary crochet hook.
The cost of the workshop is £15.00, which includes your entry ticket to Bakewell Wool Gathering. Half the spaces have already been booked so if you are interested we suggest you claim your place quickly!
Watercolours and Lace
Norfolk-born artist/designer/dyer Julie Harris has knitted since she was a small child, particularly enjoying traditional techniques such as ganseys, fair isle and lace. More recently she discovered watercolour painting and, eventually, botanical watercolour. Now she combines her love of both by hand painting small batches of natural fibre yarns in colours inspired by flowers and the landscape, for which she also designs lace accessories and garments.
She uses luxury natural fibres and blends (British fibres wherever possible) including Alpaca, Cashmere, Silk, Mohair and Camelhair, plus quality and rare breed pure wools, in weights from fine lace to double knitting. A new collection of natural plant-dyed yarns was launched in early 2014. Exclusive designer patterns, kits and finished accessories using her yarns are also available, together with project bags and stitch markers.
Shop online at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WatercoloursandLace
If you want to read previous emails with details of exhibitors, you can find them on our website.
Exhibitors, if you’d like to order some flyers to hand out or you’d like to appear in the next newsletter, please get in touch!
Don’t forget you can book your tickets on our website. An adult ticket costs £3.00 per day or you can book a ticket for the full weekend for £5.00. Children under 16 enter free. All you need is a Paypal account!