This weekend is one of the big wool festivals in the UK. The Braid Society are attending Woolfest, Cockermouth in the beautiful lake district. The show starts on Friday 26th and continues on Saturday 27th June. There are a wide range of suppliers as well as sheep, alpacas and rabbits to see the fleece in the flesh! There are also equipment suppliers, lots of fleeces for the spinners out there, yarns and other accessories.
Two weeks ago, we demonstrated at Helmshore Textile Museum in Lancashire. This is an old cotton mill that is now a museum and was holding a weekend of textiles. It was fun and it is always interesting showing people the range of braids and narrowares that we make. Is there somewhere you could demonstrate braid making to people who may not have seen it before?