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UK fibre festival Woolfestis celebrating its 10th year this year. Held Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28 at the Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria, the event promises to be a showcase and celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. There will be demonstrations, classes, shopping and all sorts of fibre-y fun.
File under: not a typo. The headline reads ‘Musselburgh volunteers learn how to knit a shoal‘. Knitters are making fish to be displayed in an exhibition about women in the fishing industry. They will be used in a theatrical performance, “Get up and Tie Your Fingers“, which tells the story of the 1881 Eyemouth Fishing Disaster, in which twenty ships and nearly 200 men were lost, through the eyes of the wives and children of the men involved.
Love this: a keen knitter has started up a stitch & brew eventat a local craft brewery in Henderson, North Carolina. Sandy Polson relocated to the town from Florida a couple of years ago, and established the get-together as a way to meet new people. It sounds like they have a great time, although I’m not sure about the quality of the work being done after a few pints…