Date:  Sunday 1st October 2017

Venue: Marthall Village Hall

The 2017 Cheshire Fibre Festival is all about creativity and learning. There will be workshops in various fibre arts held in the morning and afternoon, with a mini-marketplace at lunchtime.  The kitchen will be open at lunchtime for tea, coffee and light refreshments, proceeds to The Christie.

Morning workshops – all start at 9.30am

Needle felted Robin with Jenny Barnett 2½ hours.
Learn to felt a little robin with character, using wool fibres and felting needles.
Suitable for Beginner.  Minimum age 12. No previous experience needed
Cost £25, includes all materials.
To book email jennyneedlefelt@gmail.com

Hairpin Lace Crochet with Louise Croall 2½hours
Hairpin Lace Crochet uses a hairpin loom to make beautiful lacy strips of crochet that can then be joined together to make a large variety of items including scarves, shawls, clothing and blankets. Hairpin Lace can also be used to embellish a pattern giving it a lovely lacy alternative to conventional crochet or knitting.
In this workshop you will learn to use the hairpin loom to make the hairpin lace and then how to join them using a variety of different methods.
Suitable for Beginner. Ideally you will be able to tension yarn and crochet chains and double crochet stitch
Cost £30, includes a hairpin lace loom and the yarn to make samples of hairpin lace. You will need your crochet kit including hooks and scissors.
To book email loulouloopcrochet@gmail.com

Knitting with beads with Lynne Rowe 2½ hours
This workshop will show you how to knit with beads/how to thread beads/work a beaded cast on and place beads to create patterns.  We will make a scandi-style christmas tree decoration
Suitable for a confident beginner who would like to expand their knitting skills
Cost £25, includes materials (needles provided for use on day)
To book email lpp10@sky.com

Learn To Spin with Nic Rudd 2 hours
Come and learn how to spin fleece/ fibre (in the form of hand dyed combed tops) into your own yarn using a Dizzy Sheep spinner. All steps from preparation to a finished yarn will be covered.
Suitable for Beginner.  Minimum age 8.  No previous experience needed.
Cost £15, includes fibre. There is an opportunity to buy a Dizzy Sheep spinning kit at the end of the workshop at a discount if desired.
To book email  shop@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk

Crocheted Christmas Baubles with Valerie Bracegirdle 2½hours
Learn how to make your own crocheted Christmas bauble decorations.  This workshop will show you several stitch patterns and how to add beads to your crochet to make a variety of Christmas baubles.
Suitable for Advanced Beginner; know how to work in the round.
Cost £25, includes all materials, just bring your own crochet hook 3.25mm to 4mm.
To book email  agrarianartisan@supanet.com

Afternoon workshops – all start at 1pm

Needle felted Hares with Jenny Barnett 3 hours
Learn to sculpt with wool fibres and felting needles to create a charming little Hare.
Suitable for Beginner.  Minimum age 12.  No previous experience needed
Cost £30, includes all materials.
To book email jennyneedlefelt@gmail.com

An Introduction to Modern Irish Freeform Crochet with Louise Croall 3 hours
This workshop brings traditional Irish Crochet into the 21st century! Starting in Russia in the 1990’s using modern yarn in all sorts of colours; Modern Irish Freeform Crochet is a fantastic technique to learn. It’s extremely versatile and can be used for garments, blankets, household items or works of art!  Get started in this wonderful craft by learning the techniques to make a table centrepiece (for Christmas!).
Suitable for Intermediate. Ideally you will be familiar with making motifs.
Cost £30, includes the yarn to make this project. You will need your crochet kit including hooks and scissors. Blocking mats would also be useful.
To book email loulouloopcrochet@gmail.com

Knitted Socks with Lynne Rowe 3 hours
Learn the basic principles of sock knitting.  This workshop will show you how to knit in the round using double pointed needles/how to knit a cuff/leg/heel/gusset/foot/toe shaping/Kitchener stitch.  We will make a small Christmas stocking using double knitting yarn.
Suitable for a confident beginner who would like to expand their knitting skills
Cost £25, includes materials (needles provided for use on day)
To book email lpp10@sky.com

Weaving on a Palm Loom with Nic Rudd 3 hours
Learn to weave using a hand held loom. This workshop will start with weaving a coaster in plain weave and will move on to more complex patterns.
Suitable for Beginner.  Minimum age 8.  No previous experience needed.
Cost: £20 includes yarn. There is an opportunity to buy a palm loom kit at the end of the workshop at a discount if desired.
To book email  shop@yarnsfromtheplain.co.uk

Design your own Crochet Cowl with Valerie Bracegirdle  3 hours
Learn how to design your own crocheted cowl.  This workshop shows you how to combine stitches, change sizes and make your own unique cowl.
Suitable for Intermediate; know how to work in the round with confidence.
Cost: £30, includes a skein of luxury yarn DK yarn, just bring your own 4mm crochet hook.
To book email agrarianartisan@supanet.com

 

We love 4-legged friends but this venue is assistance dogs only, sorry!

Travelling to the festival:   if you are driving we encourage car sharing, not only is it green but you have more fun if travelling with yarny friends!

The nearest railway station is Chelford, but there are also railway stations at Knutsford, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Mobberley and Macclesfield.

The number 27 bus travels from Macclesfield, through Chelford to Knutsford (passing the 3 railway stations)  and has a bus stop on the Chelford Road, by the church, only a stone’s throw from the venue.

Make a weekend of it:   there is so much to see in and around the locality.  Plenty of stately homes – Tatton Park, Gawsworth Hall, Arley Hall to name a few.  And lots of interesting places to visit;  Jodrell Bank is a must for the scientific minded!

For places to visit and places to stay have a look at www.visitcheshire.com

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