Last weekend my friend Sam and I headed off to Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton near Cribbs Causeway in Bristol for the Bristol Wool Fair. Three sheds of stalls – maybe 100 in total – plus alpacas, sheep, angora rabbits, a wide selection of workshops, sheepdog displays and most randomly a Viking battle reenactment. We went hardcore and stuck to the yarn with a crochet spirals workshop for good measure.
We did it the right way, walked round and looked at everything before making our purchases. I had a budget and stuck to it! My favourite stand was Triskelion Yarnd from Wales. The colours the owner got into his yarns was incredible.
I bought three skeins:
Gwyn 4 Ply
New Forest Mohair (from their own goats!)
The most glorious rainbow of colour:
I loved these gloves from Native Yarns, and bought a kit 😊
Lithuanian Linen from Midwinter Yarns:
My only impulse purchase (because it matched my top…)
A brilliant day out.