Everlasting Christmas Crackers
The History of Ribbon Making
That is to name a few. All of the displays looked impressive this year. I particularly liked the Weaving tables. We have some very talented weavers that are in their eighties.
Examples of a variety of methods of weaving were on display. It fascinates me to see the skill involved. There are also several 'Sales' tables. I was fairly good today and did not spend! I am due a large quantity of 'raw' Alpaca fleece at the end of the week and I don't know where to hide it, so I really had to resist more yarn or fibre. I was asked if I wanted eight large bags of Alpaca for free! What is a girl to say? All the giver would like in exchange is something made from the fibre. I think it is a stroke of good fortune but I will of course let you know. It will definitely keep me out of mischief for a while.
At the Exhibition there is also an Annual Competition, this year the theme was 'The Sea'. I am such a fool not to have taken more photographs but I got carried away spinning once I settled. The entries were fantastic. I was frogging mine on Thursday night, so gave up and didn't enter this year. It is my own fault for getting addicted to 'Rippling' instead! I remind myself that craft should be for leisure and pleasure anyway and if something becomes a chore I leave it alone for a while. I did get a photograph of my Mom's entry. I feel very proud of her and I think she did an absolutely fantastic job using entirely her own handspun yarn and some of the techniques and ideas we have picked up throughout the year. She didn't get placed but the standard of entries was incredibly high this year. Mom's piece is a 'Winner' in my eyes, I love it!