When Pepper went down for her nap today, the big girls, my sister Meg and I headed off to The Yandoit Lesbian Wool Festival.
On the flyer it warned us that only women would be allowed in and that only lesbians would be allowed to exhibit.
As soon as we walked into the hall, the girls were whisked off for a lesson in felt ball making.
They loved it and rolled and rolled and rolled.
To be honest, as much as I love the look of felt, I just cannot seem to get past that yellow soap smell. Ewww.
With the girls otherwise occupied, it left us free to watch the spinning lesson,
to add another bunting example to my inspiration, (this one is sewn straight onto blanket squares and was made by the amazing Alanah who put the whole festival together),
I bought that pink hand dyed, hand spun wool in the top of the basket. It has a sparkle through it and is totally divine.
We all loved the whole festival. It had such a warm, community feel to it. It was wonderful to be able to discuss all things wool with people who wanted and cared to discuss it.
And it was great to be able to ask the silly questions I've been thinking about with no one to ask. Yes, crochet uses about 20% more wool than knitting and yes, some painted wool patterns are better suited to crochet because they have wider blocks of colour. I also found a spinning teacher which is a bit exciting.
I hope you enjoy what's left of your weekend. X