As promised, a round up of Saturdays fibre event, Yarnival, held in Trawden Lancashire. So much work was put into the event by the organisers and we had a good turn out. I went as two people. Myself

That’s me demonstrating and talking to people about felt making. But I also had a stall for Adelaide Walker.

Without the help of Hubby and daughter there’s no way I would have managed on Saturday so a big thank you to them. They carried boxes, set up, sold fibres, talked to customers, took photos, packed up and carried more boxes and all without complaint. I think they enjoyed it.

In the knit and natter corner was a loaned wedding dress, yes really, it was brilliant and blankets and toys to publicise Kyōyū kyōyū . After lunch I saw three men in this area getting to grips with knitting/crochet. The trees outside were covered with knitting in various guises and my felted corset (see yesterday).

The bike looks brilliant covered in knitting and there was a crocheted hanging basket and plants but most adorable were the Hebridean lambs. Now why weren’t they on sale? I wanted one not that I think the family would have approved, a step too far perhaps. But no detail was overlooked.

Yep, even the toilets had customised signs!


P.S I was asked from where I obtained my silk chiffon. I buy from Whaleys in Bradford.

Garment making part 3

Work has progressed slowly on this corset, fortunately for me the client has been very understanding Although her waist is a tiny bit on the generous side I am providing a little assistance in the bosom area.

Once stitched up, no-one will ever know. I also thought the bust line needed a little extra lace so have carefully added more. It’s starting to look quite good. The final items to complete are the holes for the lace up.

A first fitting was held on Sunday and the client is so delighted that I have permission to exhibit the corset this Saturday (day fater tomorrow, better get it finished!) at Yarnival. See you there I hope, whilst I anxiously await your verdict.


There’s a new wool and fibre event on Saturday 17th March called Yarnival. It’s being organised by good friend Kate and promises to be a fun filled day. I will be there as myself demonstrating felt making and I’ll also be representing Adelaide Walker with a good selection of fleece and fibres.

The event will be held at Trawden in Lancashire from 10am -3pm and you can expect to see:

rare breed sheep

spinning demonstrations

weaving demonstrations

knit and natter – do drop by with your own projects


braiding demonstrations

wool and yarn for sale

If you’d like a table to sell your wares then please email Kate otherwise just pop this date in your diary and I hope to see you there. If you’d like fibres from Adelaide Walker you can of course pre-order and pick them up at Yarnival saving yourself some postage.