I did take photos.. but most of you will know how forgetful of my camera I can be, there was soooo much more that I should of taken photos of!
Let start with fur babies :)
|Gorgeous bunnies :)|
|Alpacas - I think the one on the left must of liked rolling in the straw|
he was covered in it all day :)
Love the dreads :)
|Lovely life sized wool sheep :)|
|Paul and Mandy of ClassicCarder having a|
|Loved this giant drop spindle :)|
It must of been 4 foot tall!
|And the beautiful Zara of InnerSpiral|
happily spinning :)
|InnerSpiral hats.. gorgeously felted and crochet creations|
|I just love the display! So clever using branches/sticks to display the hats|
These events are such a great opportunity to meet folks you know via the internet, and also to catch up with old friends. I had been waiting to meet Zara of InnerSpiral for ages.. we have chatted via email for quite some time, it was lovely to meet face to face. I had a visit with Paul and Mandy at ClassicCarder :) they are always good fun.
I also met the lady responsible for all of my woolly madness.. Debbie at MulberryDyer, and would you believe I forgot to take a photo! It was about 11 or 12 years ago that I went to Debbie to learn to spin on a drop spindle.. this was part of my educational museum work. I spent a wonderful day with Debbie and her partner John, up to my eyes in fleeces and fibres.. and completely fell in love with it. Felting was of course mentioned and when I got home I started to research and dabble.. you know where it went from there! :)
One of the MAIN reasons for attending Wonderwool this year was to meet my wonderful darling friend HEATHER.. who was coming to stay for a few days! I was SO excited to finally meet this lovely lady, we have been internet friends for years. Heather was with Pearl.. a UK felter whom I did not know before.. who is quite lovely and instantly became a friend :)
I had been worrying about finding Heather.. we'd both agreed to wear our brightly coloured felt coats so we stood out :) Turned out I needn't of worried. Driving to the show took almost 2.5 hours from our house, about half an hour before we arrived I noticed I had had a car driving behind me for a while.. it was raining hard, roads were twisty and driving conditions not at all pleasant, so I was going a little under the speed limit. Passing through a village we picked up a couple more cars behind so I decided to pull in and let everyone pass me by. I was rather surprised when the car behind also pulled in, I thought this most odd and drove off as soon as the other cars had passed. Well this car kept on going the same way we were. There were 2 possibilities.. Heather was in the car behind, or it was an unmarked police car.. even though I knew I hadn't done anything other than travel at 50 rather than 60mph in heavy rain, I was really hoping it was Heather. When we stopped at the turn in for the Royal Welsh Showground my mind was put at rest, looking in my rearview I saw big happy faces and waving hands ... Heather and Pearl :) we met before we'd even got there lol.
I don't have a photo of the girls at the show, which is a real shame.. This was taken on Monday morning just as we were getting ready for our first play day
|My lovely treasures brought back from Wonderwool.. including Heather :)|