Festiwool 2017

Festiwool 2017

 

Neste helg arrangeres det en strikkefestival i Hitchin i England. Hitchin er en liten landsby ca en time fra Stansted airport .Her kan man være med på workshops og/eller kose seg mes strikking og handling av garn. Det koster 5 pund for billetter som man bestiller over nettet, eller du kan kjøpe ved inngangen. Da koster det 7 pund. Festivalen er åpent fra kl 10 til 17.00. Dette er en årlig festival som man kan planlegg for til neste år. Kanksje en koselig venninnetur føre jul !

Arrangsører

Philippa er grunnleggeren av Festiwool og den første festivalen ble arrangert i 2014.

Helen er medarrangsør og driver bloggen www.woolychicdesigns.co.uk.

Jane er medarrangsør og driver bloggen www.gardeningwith-designs.co.uk samt lager accessories for stikkere og heklere.

Pat er webredaktør og driver bloggen www.hitchinstitchin.blogspot.no

 

Workshops

 

Many of us have seen the huge and complex woven tapestries hanging in stately home and castles. Why not have a go at learning this traditional skill on a much smaller scale and with a more modern twist?

Using a small tapestry frame and a wide variety of interesting yarns and threads, Annafrom Spinspired will teach you the basic techniques to create your own unique woven textile piece. Participants will be able to purchase a frame for a discounted price if they wish.

Cost: Workshop £10 (incl materials) + Entrance fee £4 = £14

 

Workshop 2: Jen Best (Beaker Buttons) – Dorset Buttons

Location: Conference Room

Time: 10.30 – 12.30

         Dorset button posy brooches

         Dorset button posy brooches

Dorset button posy brooch workshop. These beautiful little button brooches were popular in the 1940’s and are delightful to make today. They also make really fancy buttons for clothing and other craft projects. Workshop includes materials and lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours. Taught by Jen Best, author of four Dorset button books and with countless button making hours under her belt.

 

Cost: Workshop £10 (incl materials) + Entrance fee £4 = £14

 

Workshop 5: Monica (The Knit KnacksFair Isle

Location: Conference Room

Time: Starts at 13.00

Do you love knitting and want to face new challenges?

Learn how to create Fair Isle patterns;

Change colours without having large loops at the back of your work
Design your own simple patterns
Use Fair Isle to work as a border for garments and accessories
Use colour to create patterns effectively

There will be an opportunity to buy patterns, kits, yarn and books on the day

 

Cost: Workshop £10 (incl materials) + Entrance fee £4 = £14 (incl materials)

 

 


Workshop 7: The Green Room – Meet the Bloggers, SandraAli, and Sam

Location: The Green Room

Time: 1-5pm

Cost:  Festiwool Entrance fee £5 = £5

Join us  in the Green Room ( podcast and blogger meet up area ) Meet and Greet session from 3pm to 5pm.

Share your festival goodies and show us your Festiwool bags. Enter your bag into the Bag-Along Competition.

Podcasters and Bloggers: Arrange to meet up with your crafting buddies here.

 

Workshop 8: Jaqui (The Spotted Sheep) Crochet a snowflake.

Location: 

Time: 10:30 – 12:30

There will be two different snowflake patterns, one a granny snowflake and another more intricate snowflake design.

                              Crochet a snowflake            

Snowflakes are quick and fun to make and versatile. They are great for tree decorations. String them together to make bunting, make Christmas card toppers with them, or a gift tag that can then go on the tree. They are lovely as seasonal coasters and if you make a selection, they look lovely sewn together and placed in the dining table as a festive table runner.

Jaqui will be bringing sparkly snowkissed yarns for the snowflakes, in white, Christmas red and Christmas green.

Cost: £10 + Entrance fee £4 =£14

 

 

Overnattning

På www.booking.com så finner man ett 3 stjernes hotell for to døgn i dette strøket på denne tiden for kr 1600 og oppover.

Reise

Ett raskt søk i dag viser at man kan få en flyreise t/r for kr 1900 og oppover. da kan det komme til ekstra gebyrer.Hvis man bestille flyreise i god tid føre så vil den nok være mye billigere.

 

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