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Wonders of Wool in Wales

At the weekend the Purl Alpaca roadshow went to Wales to take part in the wonderful Wonderwool! We drove from London thinking it would take us 4-ish hours and ended up not taking the straight route there but rather the scenic one and spent 6… But we got there at 6pm and had 2 hours to set up our stand. Luckily we have done it a few times by now and have the routine! We managed to get pretty much everything finished before heading to the local pub for dinner. 

On the way to Builth Wells we drove through so many idyllic places and scenery – this amazing village was one of the highlights!

Wonderwool turned out to be one of the nicest shows we have visited. Held in the Royal Welsh showground there were plenty of space for the 170 something yarn and textile related exhibitors with lots of lovely foodstalls in between. The Welsh coffee roasters, Preseli,  next to us was doing a roaring trade, not at least because the smell was making Kari-Helene crave coffee like nothing else and it was a good thing the Love Patisserie stall was so far away (and sold out half way through Sunday) cause their tarts would have easily found their way to our hips…

As with any good wool show there were plenty of fibre providers on display as well. Inside there were several breed of sheep and outside the fields where full of spring lamb running around. This little gang was running past the fence non stop with their cute little tails bobbing up and down. First one way, then the other.

As always we love it when we have people come back to show us what they have made, and Ceri stopped by the stall to show us her lovely Misty set. This lady has got some serious style and we are proud to have her showing our designs off! Beautifully knitted as well, Ceri!

The conclusion if that we loved our first ever visit to Wales and would be delighted to return for Wonderwool next year. How this show managed to escape us the last 6 years is a mystery! 

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  1. closeknitblog: May 1, 2013 12:24 am

    Your entire trip sounds fabulous. The scenery makes me miss home! I am definitely putting the Wonderwool show on my must-dos for my year in the UK.

  2. Ceri Sew-n-sew: May 1, 2013 8:42 pm

    It was great meeting the lovely ladies who produce such beautiful design. X

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