Wednesday 22 January 2014

The Waltham Abbey Wool Show

My crafty pals, AKA The Bishops Stortford Craft Club and I headed out to the Waltham Abbey Wool Show this weekend. It was such an inspiring afternoon I had to share it with you. These women blew me and my crafty pals away with their skills, their creativity and how that they've turned their passions into thriving business. Read on to be inspired!

This lovely stall above belongs too Namolio ... they make accessories and sell gorgeous supplies for sewing, knitting, crocheting and other related crafts. The ladies below are from the West Essex and east herts guild of weavers and dyers. It really made me want a spinning wheel ... possible new hobby coming on.

This lovely lady from sells gorgeous knitting kits! Look at this beautiful doll! If I hadn't found her at the end after I'd spent all my budget I would have bought this in a heartbeat ... isn't she gorgeous?! Hubby - next birfday perhaps??! 

This gorgeous woman is Jeannette Sloan of ... she's a knitwear designer and  sells all sorts of lovely kits - I have my eye on quite a few of them (especially the fingerless mitts and the shawls!).

This woman is my hero. She is Gillian of Pintail Designs and she is a Fair isle knitting ninja. Not only does she makes beautiful things, she also runs workshops. I WILL learn to knit Fair isle and this lady is going to teach me! (she doesn't know it yet.)

This cheeky chap-ette is Sarah from She and her business partner Jane run a company selling beautiful yarn (I bought 6 balls of it) which they hand spin themselves. They also run courses : )

Finally we have this clever woman from Shamu Makes ... She HAND-dyed every ball of wool you can see in that pile and no two are the same. They are such beautiful natural colours ... some of which will be turned into Welly toppers very shortly!!

As for me, I now have enough wool to fill a field so I better get cracking on my spring blanket!!

JM x

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful review of our new wool show and some stunning photos! So glad you and your friends had a good time. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors.
    Waltham Abbey Wool Show Organisers - Kate Towerzey (AboutMyArea EN9 Community Website) & Diana Bensted (The Crochet Chain wool shop).