Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wonderwool Wales

I have some good news to announce. After an anxious wait, I have got the confirmation Shearer's Girl Yarns will have stand S7 at Wonderwool Wales 28th and 29th April 2012! What a relief, I had heard through Ravelry that applications for stands were up this year and not everyone who applied would get in. 

This will be my first year at Wonderwool Wales. Wonderwool Wales is a wool and natural fibre festival, started in 2006. The event is held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, which hosted the Golden Shears World Shearing Championship in 2010. It is appropriate that this celebration of wool takes place at a location which regularly welcomes the world's best sheep shearers.

There will be over 160 exhibitors at Wonderwool Wales, including Classic Carder, Sheepfold and Hedgehog Equipment, to mention just a few. There will also be a number of workshops. Workshops will include the fascinating sounding 'Hooking a Woolly Sheep' with Sue Clow, 'Understanding Your Spinning Wheel' with Joan Jones and 'Design for the Terrified' with Alison Daykin. I don't know Sue Clow but Joan Jones and Alison Daykin are both lovely people who really know their subject. I'm sure the workshops will be well worth attending.

If you are coming to Wonderwool Wales, do visit Shearer's Girl Yarns at stand S7 and say hello! For more information on the event see the Wonderwool Wales website.


  1. How exciting. I've always wanted to go to Wonderwool, but it is unlikely to happen as it is too far away for me to get on my own and I think it unlikely that I will be able to persuade my other half that he should go hiking in Wales while I look at sheep.

    I hope you have a wonderful time and I will live vicariously through you!

  2. I'm quite excited about this news. I was debating whether or not to go this year, but now I think I will. It will be my 4th year.

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  4. Do go Secret Sheep - I'm sure it will be worth the journey!

  5. It's a shame you can't go Chrissie, it is an out of the way place. I'll let you know what Wonderwool is like!