Tuesday, 1 August 2017

FibreEast 2017

What a wonderful weekend we had at FibreEast!
The Beds WSD stand was put together with lots of examples of our work, from the workshops we have had, guild challenges, and home work. See the photos below to see just how much we were able to show! Thank you to everyone who contributed, and we had loads of people who spent quite a bit of time looking at them all, in detail sometimes.

A huge thank you to all those who came to volunteer on the stand during Saturday and Sunday - Chris, Anna, Yvonne, Helen, Elaine, Julie, Roma and Liz. We couldn't have done it without you. We very much missed Hilary who was unable to join us due to ill health, and hope she is now getting better.

The "Have a Go" tables were hugely popular. The CD spindles with a puff of fibre will be the starting point for many new spinners (thank you Hilary). We had loads of people trying kumihimo braids, felting with Kinder eggs, making orifice hooks, weaving, and many more activities. And finally, most of the guild equipment was on display, and being used for demonstrations.

So a successful weekend, and lots of positive feedback on our interesting and impressive stand. We're hoping that we see some of the faces we met over the weekend in the guild meetings in the future, and everyone is welcome! Please get in touch via this blog if you have any questions or need any information about our meetings.

I'm looking forward to next year already, but I might need to start saving now!