|Mesmerising exhibitor stand - stare at it long enough and it makes your eyes go funny!|
On a more exhibitor-focused note, one thing which really struck me was how much felting has come to the fore. There seemed to be lots of exhibitors with an association of some kind with this great wool pastime, including dry needle felting as a sculptural activity as well as felt making itself. Clearly the magic of this has fired the woolly-community's imagination and quite right too. Surely though it must involve some kind of 'pixie dust'? otherwise how is it possible to create usable fabric from loose wool fibres sprinkled with soapy water and rolled in bubble wrap on a beach mat or create a cute lovable creature from the same loose fibres rolled into little sausages and stabbed with a very dangerous needle ....
|This is my super-cute (and much admired) needle felted fox-friendly scarf; |
I made it myself and have the scars to prove it!
|Sorry, don't know what she is; took her pic at an earlier show, she looked cuddly...|
|Read from top left to bottom right - sorry didn't have ability to capture it in one go!|
|Alpacas - the mop top hair is superb|
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