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Friday, 1 August 2014

Fibre-East Festival - 27th July 2014.

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These delightful black piggies were part of my day last Sunday, when Larry and I went to the Fibre-East Festival at Redborne Upper School in Ampthill. There is a farm on the school where the pupils can learn animal husbandry. The animals were extremely well kept and happy and the pig-house even had piped music installed to keep the pigs entertained.
 
There was a farm shop, where I bought some fresh eggs and some honey and in the freezer there were all sorts of home produced meats.

Here are some pictures of the fibre festival itself. Larry and I had a wonderful time looking around and it has inspired him to take up weaving!

There was have-a-go spinning for beginners:
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There were weaving looms galore.
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Lots and lots of yarn. Here I am checking out some wonderful, purple art yarn.
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Bales of roving in all natural colours and livid ones too.
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Hand-made drum carders:
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I was interested in those but they were very expensive.
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Just look at these gorgeous colours:
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and of course there were sheep!
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and a sheep shearing demonstration:
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and the fleece was for sale too. I didn't buy one. I am still working on the one I've got!
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Have a great weekend, whatever you do!

2 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Your pictures tell an interesting tale. Do you think Larry will take up weaving for real? :-)

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  2. Yes I'm sure he will D-jan.

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