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We went to Wales and had a wonderful time! – Wonderwool 2016

Somehow we always manage to get lost on the way to Builth Wells and Wonderwool and this year was no exception. Our Sat Nav and phone map thinks that picturesque B-roads across the Welsh countryside is our preferred route, and although we may not agree it is the easiest option it is certainly the prettiest. This year we found a stunning little village called Martley atop a 17% hill. We’re only happy we were going down the hill and not up it!

Lush, green hills of Wales!

Once we arrived at the Royal Welsh Showground setting up the stand was quick and easy and we think it looked rather great! All those patterns on the back wall do make a stunning feature. We were running a special offer on our paper patterns; any 10 patterns for £35. As we feel that you all shouldn’t have to miss out just because you were not in Wales this weekend we have decided that you should also get a chance at this offer. Email us a list of your 10 pattern choices and we will get in touch to arrange payment of £35 + £1.50 p&p. Offer is valid until the end of the month (April 2016).

All set up and ready for action!

We love the atmosphere at Wonderwool. Every show we go to have a different feel to it, and Wonderwool is definitely the arty show. People have a wonderful creativity and individuality to their personal style and we love it! Making and creating something by hand lends itself to being an individual and we love seeing how you make our designs your own through colours, yarn and styling. Here are 3 of the fabulous outfits we saw over the two days in Wales:

Natalie bought the Devon Top knitting kit last year and came back wearing it! Perfect!

Jan looked fabulous in her version of the Isis Tailcoat. We love the layering of knit on knit!

Great to see some designs from The Journey Collection appearing. This is Linda wearing Louisianna.

One of our favourite things about Wonderwool is the food! They source an amazing array of vendors selling anything from burgers to millionaire shortbread tarts and we love them all. New this year was a pizza stall from Dusty Knuckle Pizza and it was absolutely brilliant. It made Kari-Helene want to buy a pizza oven. She tried their all day breakfast pizza and it was inspired!

Dusty Knuckle all day breakfast pizza

We also found some time to spend with our friends from the Natural Fibre Company. They have been spinning our yarn over the last year and we are enjoying working on how we can make our yarn even better with them. We had a really great meeting with them on yarn production followed by a rather fabulous meal combined with a tiny little “hen-night” for Kari-Helene. When we say hen-night it really only involved some pink fizz and good food (no crazy shenanigans) and it was perfect!

Wonderwool is a lovely show and we have enjoyed our stay again. We are already looking forward to next year! Until then Wales!

Tracy & Kari-Helene xxx

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