Saturday, 1 March 2014

Unravel 2014 - A Festival of Knitting

Did anyone go to Unravel 2014 in Farnham,Surrey,last weekend?
I am pleased to say that I did!!! whoopee
I was lucky enough to be taken their by my lovely friend, Josie, who I met at my spinning classes. We had a great day looking at all the lovely products for sale on the numerous stands and seeing some new techniques.
If you haven't had the chance to attend, it is an annual knitting and fibre related festival at the
Farnham Maltings in Surrey.
It is a smaller, more intimate, exhibition than some of the larger stitching and knitting shows in London so quite manageable if you find the bigger shows a little too much.
Here are some of my favourite exhibitors which you might like to check out online ......
a hand knitter, pattern designer, prop and toy maker
I love this display of Louise's work -
stuffed taxidermy animals
displayed near the entrance to the exhibition!
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Jenny Barnett
 - Needle felted Sculptures,
Handmade dolls, kits and workshops

Jenny's work was stunning and took my breath away!

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Ingrid Wagner
Rug and Art Creation

for extreme knitting with BIG knitting needles and even BIGGER yarns
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Here are some the exhibits from the 'Best in Show' entrants

this little cardi was a beginners work 

This was a beginners work and a rug
These are hand puppets


This was based on a dog kennels
if you get a chance to attend next year,
it is well worth the effort. 
There were many yarn companies selling their hand dyed and artisan fine yarns as well. 
Lots of alpaca, silk, cashmere and more unusual yarns, such as yak.
It gave me a lot of food for thought and was very inspiring.
If you wish to check out the Unravel website
I have a another great Spinning Yarn book
to review so pop back soon
Bee x
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1 comment:

Lorna said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time pity it is at the other end of the country from me.

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