Find out more about some of this year’s fantastic exhibitors, and what’s going on at the show.
We are Graham and Lindsey Langhorne and when we are not working full time we love being involved in the world of wool and fibre. Graham is a spinner and weaver whilst Lindsey is a knitter and embroiderer.
We are particularly passionate about high quality, luxury, 4 ply and lace weight wool. Each one of our 100g skeins are individually hand dyed meaning that no two are ever the same. We produce our own patterns and kits as well as selling hand knitted items.
Graham is a wood worker and we have a range of hand crafted wooden buttons, lucets, shawl pins and knitting accessories for sale.
Come and see us at the Bakewell Wool Gathering and take a look at our extensive selection of yarns and see spinning and lucet demonstrations.
Producing rolags and mini-batts you want to use!
Run by Freyalyn Close-Handsworth, this workshop will run on Saturday at 10.30am.
Learn how to use a handcarder to prepare scoures fleece, blend tops and produce rolags and mini-batts for both spinning and felting.
Students will need to bring a pair of handcards with them – there may be a couple of spare pairs but not enough to go round so if you have spares you are willing to lend please bring them as well!
The cost of the workshop is £15.00, which includes your entry ticket to Bakewell Wool Gathering. You can book online.
Plant Dyed Wool
I sell Brinkley looms which are amazingly simple to use. They take 5 minutes to warp up and have a unique heddle which changes the shed, beats down the warp and moves the weaving around the frame! I will be demonstrating and selling these at the Bakewell Wool Gathering. I will also have many plant dyed and woven items on display for people to look at and buy. I also run workshops by the River Wye in Herefordshire through the summer months which take you from the fleece to the finished item whether it be peg loomed, woven on the Brinkley or felted.
Visit the website at http://www.plantdyedwool.co.uk/