well, here is a photo heavy post!
Do read abut how it was conceived please -
None too grand from this aspect but trust me away over to the right were the glorious rolling hills of the moors and vales, beautiful.
I had followed Yarndales success online and wanted to go and experience it for myself, so went with friends today, in a small coach.
Although I ended up travel sick each way, the weather was kind to us and the yarny event was delightful.
People from all over the world had each year knitted and donated items for Yarndale to display as an aid to collecting money for charities.
These lovely colourful donations had been kept and reused each year.
Initially folks were asked to make yarny flowers in aid of Altsheimers and as you can see many were donated! Even today you could stand in front of the bounty and take a selfie for a donation in the collecting buckets.
I value my camera so didn't take a selfie!
I made a poppy at the time but would be hard pushed now to find it on here!
I didn't make one, cant recall why now.
These were strung in between and all around the pens in the auction market and from the ceiling in a walk through area ..
Last year Lucy of Attic 24 asked for mandalas in bright n cheerful colours to be sent in and there were oodles of them kept from last year and displayed again today.
And banners hang from the front too!
This year we were asked to knit sheep and send them in, these would be sold to raise funds for the chosen charity and I was told they had well over 700, again sent from all over the world by the sounds of it!
I sent in two from my daughter and myself and my friend Chris sent in a ram, here he is without his horns at this stage.
Not sure which Chris sent but they were both fabulous, even hornless!
When I saw the 4 that were left, I was told that the others had all been sold! Some 30 minutes later these last 4 were also sold.
and Wenslydales too
Okay, now some things that caught my eye ... such a lovely way to sell those old bobbins with yarn
The Brinkley Loom - would love one but don't have the space -
it has the most amazing heddle!
www.plantdyedwool.co.uk theres a you tube how to do it here
The wonderful nobbly bits are simply fleece teased out slightly and also laid beneath the warp threads and then pushed down into place.
I have never woven but can see why its so intrigueing.
A natty way of blocking your crochet : )
Okay, more pics on the following posts : )