Saturday, 27 February 2010

Unravel 2010

This weekend unravel is holding it's 2nd show at Farnham Maltings. I braved the rain Saturday morning, clutching my camera and purse, and set off for the show.

As soon as I reached a nearby car park, I knew that I was in the right place as many of the lamp posts had been yarn bombed.

Farnham Maltings

Outside of the Maltings was a "Where's Wally Tree",at least that is what I called it, or it could be a "Cat in the Hat Tree".

Outside were these Gotland Sheep.

More yarn bombing around the pillars in the reception area.

The cat on the reception desk received a lot of attention.

Nature Pillar Close up

A row of the pillars.

Knitted tree.

Knitted Sarnies

Vintage Displays were dotted around the place.

Vintage Yarn Box.

This way ....

... to the Market Place.
There was a display of art students' work ...

Work In Progress by Emily Barnard.

Decorative Panels by Fay McCaul.

Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine and Mole with "Please keep off the grass" sign!

I then went upstairs to wool heaven. There was a beautiful display of knitted items and everyone voted for the one they preferred. There was also a lecture hall, but it was so crowded that there wasn't any standing room left!

Downstairs there were people learning to knit, crochet, spin and weave.

I came home with a small amount of wool! ;)
From The Natural Dye Studio:-
On the left - 4ply British Blue Faced Leicester wool that I am going to use to crochet the scarf pattern. On the right - 4ply Baby Alpaca, Cashmere & Silk yarn to crochet another scarf/shawl. It is sooo soft and snuggily.
From Fyberspates:-
2 skeins of 4ply Cashmere and Silk. Another luxuriously soft yarn to make a wide scarf. I'm planning to use the feather and fan pattern with this yarn.
I think 2010 is going to be The Year of the Scarf for me! :)

I also bought a selection of buttons and a shawl pin.
All of the buttons are Mother of Pearl, except for the plastic hens.
Some will be used on garments, some on crocheted brooches and some to decorate my padded coat hanger covers that I am crafting at the moment.
Lastly I bought this ceramic heart from Incomparable, a company that gives employment to women in South Africa. I will turn it into a pendant.
If I am good and manage to make all of my planned items and finish all of my WIPs, I will definitely try to go to next year's unravel! Did anyone else go?

1 comment:

aromatic said...

How absolutely wonderful! I loved all your photographs of Unravel, I have never heard of it before but have to admit to so wanting to be wonderful at knitting and crocheting but sadly I am a beginner knitter and this for me will be the year of the dishcloth!! And I cannot crochet at all and so long to do so!
Your wool looks wonderful and hopefully you will show us your scarf when its finished, it looks very pretty!
Thanks for sharing Unravel with us it was fascinating to see all of the displays....
Love Jane xxxx