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Woolly Worstead 2018

Woolly Worstead Weekend – 16 & 17 June 2018

ONLY 3 days to Go!!!!

To be launched at Woolly Worstead- Shawlette pattern and yarn packs. Being modeled by members of the Guild.

By the time you read this, the Royal Wedding will be over and you can now concentrate on the REALLY BIG event of the year.

With only FOUR weeks to go, we can now confirm the Who, What, Where and When of this year’s Woolly Weekend:

Where?  Weavers’ Workshop, Dilham NR 28 9PT (next to the Village Hall, the football pitch and the children’s play area)

When?  Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 June, 10 am – 4 pm

Who?  The third “mini woolfest” organised by the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

What?  (there’s heaps, so have a cup of something to hand w

hilst you browse this lot !)

Reasons to bring your purse ! 

  1. Adelaide Walker (fibres, books, dyes, wheels, looms, spindles)

  2. Naked Wool (Shetland wools, peglooms, fleece)

  3. Hooked on Rope (tactile, beautifully-made rope baskets)

  4. Rosemary Spicer (handmade felt & crochet combined to make jackets & waistcoats)

  5. Craft Sales (items handmade by our Members – felted, crocheted & knitted items; peg-looms, niddy-noddys, weaving squares)

  6. Johanne Couldrey (eco-friendly, upcycled knitted & crocheted wearable art)

  7. Gill Gartland (handmade woolly items – hats, cosies & toys)

  8. Jayne Andrews (high-end needlefelted critters, pictures & gifts)

  9. Nessa Pratt (top quality knitting accessories, yarn & felting)

  10. Broadly Patchwork (Sew Creative) (fabric, threads, “notions” for the sewer/patchworker)

  11. Gifts by Loubilou (delightful handfelted animals)

  12. Jenn Monahan (handspun yarn, hand-dyed fibres, scrumptious limited-edition Norfolk Horn yarn)

  13. Flinders Flowers (beautifully presented gifts – socks, baby packs, knickers)

  14. Linda Mears (lovely items from this thrifty & talented maker)

  15. A variety of different breeds of sheep fleece (some ready-washed)

  16. Guild Sales – (dozens and dozens of balls of yarn suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving, tapestry)

  17. Scrapbox (all manner of wonderful items that you didn’t know existed, but wonder how you managed without !)

  18. Magdalena’s Yarn (oooh, more yarn . . . and crocheted items)

  19. Tombola, Raffle for a Teddy with handspun/handknitted outfit, Hunt the Sheepdog, Raffle for a Spinning Wheel (go on

 – have a flutter !)

And after all that shopping (or even before … or halfway through …) you’ll need some sustenance:

  1. Jilly’s Kitchen (home-made scones, cakes, biscuits, quiche, bacon butties, sandwiches)

  2. Ronaldo’s Icecream (masses of different yummy flavours)

Things to Do/Watch

  1. Alpacas (come and feed & pet these lovely gentle creatures)

  2. Rachel Cooper (watch and learn to crochet with a lady who knows how)

  3. Morris Dancers (tap your feet in time to the music and be amazed by their leaping-about) Sat pm only

  4. Ceilidh Band (traditional folk music provided by talented players/singers) Sun pm only

  5. Sheep-shearing (pick your sheep, watch it being shorn, buy the fleece)

  6. Fleece-sorting (ever wondered which bits to keep/which bits to throw? Watch, and chat to, Our Bev.  Give a donation to the Guild and she’ll sort that fleece you’ve just bought from the shearer !)

  1. “Have a Go” (try your hand at spinning, weaving, lace-making, crochet, knitting, needlefelting)

  2. Norfolk Bodgers (watch skilled Bodgers using traditional green-woodworking skills to create unique tactile items eg spoons, bowls, flowers)

  3. Spinning Wheel Hospital (bring your “poorly” wheels and looms to Bob, our Master Mender)

  4. Patchwork & Quilting (a display of wonderful quilts to inspire you)

Phew !  Congratulations if you’ve got this far.  You’ll be a tad tired, but undoubtedly inspired and convinced that you’ll pay us a visit.  Looking forward to seeing you

The Worstead Guild x

Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June 2018 10.00 – 16.00 weavers’ Workshop Dilham NR28 9PT

Sheep-shearing demos

crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving, felting- demos and “have a go”

alpacas to learn about & pet

folk singers & morris dancers to watch

scrumptious home-made butties, quiche and cakes

tombola, guess-the- weight, lucky dip, find the sheepdaog

patchwork & quilting exhibition

men’s creche- free tea / coffee & newspapers for partners

to buy- fleece, yarn, fabric, equipment, gifts and books

FREE activities for children

Admission: adults £2 or £4 per car, children free

For more information check the website out for updates or telephone




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