Sunday, 3 May 2009

Wonderful Wonderwool Wales

Last Sunday, the girls and I headed off to Wonderwool Wales at Builith Wells. I'd hoped to leave about 9.30am to ensure that we got to spend a reasonable amount of time there - browsing, drooling and enhancing stash!! However, I'd forgotten to take into account DD2's inverted daily life structure at the moment - sleeping all day and awake much of the night! So, maybe hitting the road at 10.30am wasn't too bad, all teenagers considering!

Here's what I bought!
Dream in Colour Smooshy ~ November Muse
Artist's Palette ~ 2 Smootherino 4 ply and Buttersoft DK Grey Crafty Angora and Peaches and Cream Cotton
The show was well worth the travel and had a wonderful array of yarn and fibre suppliers. A very brief roll call of honour includes:
  • Fyberspates
  • Artist's Palette
  • First 4 Yarns
  • Natural Dye Studio
  • Laughing Hens
  • The Woolly Workshop
  • The Old Piggery...
For those who had nerves of steel enough not to further enhance yarn stashes, there were spindles, looms, needles, books, buttons, fabric, felted items and a lovely selection of stitch markers. DD1 bought a lovely set of Russian Doll stitch markers, made by Atomic Knitting, for my birthday. There were alpacas, angora rabbits and sheep there to keep the younger folks happy (Truth be told, I reckon we ALL oohed and ahhed over the livestock!).
And for those who would not yet be converted to yarn love, a food fayre was sharing the same venue - with a wide range of delicacies available, including cheeses, sausages, scotch eggs, luxury steamed puddings. And a stall selling a range of ciders ... a couple of which are chilling in the fridge at the moment!

Unfortunately we missed the fashion show and the workshops (teaching a range of knitting, crochet, embellishment and button making techniques). There's always next year...



Blogger LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Nice haul you got there!

Yarn, Cider and Cheese.....sounds like my kind of threesome!!!!! lol

Monday, May 04, 2009  
Blogger Crafty Cripple said...

Looks like you had a great time, I am most jealous.

Monday, May 04, 2009  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol Oh you are awful, Linz, but I like you (said with Benny Hill theme tune playing in background)!

Monday, May 04, 2009  
Blogger Sarah said...

Looks like you made the most of your shortened visit :o) Glad it was wonderful

Tuesday, May 05, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, what pretty yarns! Those will be fun to work with. I'm counting down the days to our local wool festival...

Thursday, May 07, 2009  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

WW always looks like a great show!

I particularly love the middle skein in the Artists Palette photo, what gorgeous colours.

Sunday, May 10, 2009  
Blogger Kath said...

Looks like you managed to grab a lovely haul - it was a fun weekend wasn't it? Do try and catch the 'Sheepwalk' next year - it's really good fun!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Fiona said...

Gorgeous shopping. Looks like you had a wonderwool time. (Oh, that was cheesy - sorry).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya, I'm hoping to be in Cardiff next week for the half term hols, fancy meeting up?

Monday, May 18, 2009  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

That'd be lovely, Angie!! I'll give you a wee holler over on Ravelry to see what your plans are:o)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009  

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