Cheshire Fibre Festival 2016

Date:  Saturday 1st October 2016

Venue:  Marthall Village Hall

Opening time:  10am til 4pm

Refreshments available -all  proceeds to Bloodwise.  If you are coming for the day, please be aware that refreshments doesn’t mean lunch – bring a packed lunch or be prepared to visit one of the lovely local hostelries (there are some fab places to eat!   Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be available from the volunteer refreshments kitchen 🙂

Knit and natter area – bring your knitting and crochet!

Fibre Artists attending:

Agrarian Artisan Designs – 2 crochet workshops confirmed:
10-noon: Crochet Blankets, stripes or square?  Includes yarn and comprehensive notes/pattern.  Just bring your usual crochet kit.
2-4:  Magical Mandalas.  Includes yarn and comprehensive notes/patterns.  Just bring your usual crochet kit.
£25 per workshop. Booking essential.  email:  agrarianartisan (at)
Also, sales of patterns, kits, yarn and other crochet goodies.

Yarns from the Plain – fabulous hand-dyed British yarn and fibre

Crafts from the Dungeon –  rigid heddle weaving demonstrations along with a fabulous range of kits across a range of fibre arts, plus woven items for sale.

Jenny Barnett Needle felting – Needlefelt Badger workshop (12.30pm to 3.30pm, £25 including materials, age 12+) and sale of needle felted creatures, kits and books, and  goodies

Eco Stitch – selling hand-dyed 100% linen yarn and knitting/crochet kits.

As with all festivals of this type, not all vendors accept cards, so be prepared!

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 traveling 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!

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