Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fibre Art Festival and Sale

This event is going on this weekend at the Covent Garden Market in London.

There are talented ladies demonstrating spinning, weaving, tatting, lace making and rug hooking.

We watched and asked questions about naalbinding, needle tatting and weaving.
We were very lucky to catch the lady that was showing the naalbinding as she was only there today for a short while and won't be back on Sunday. It was very interesting to learn this technique was developed back in the stone age way before knitting and crochet and that she leaned this skill while in Sweden. There isn't any knitting needles or crochet hooks involved. You use a length of wool threaded onto what looks like a large darning needle to make your sts. This is something to add to our "how to learn someday list".

There is also a good selection of handmade items for sale that included some knitted items and a pillow done in Swedish Weaving.

If you are looking for something fun to do tomorrow, head to the market and check it out!
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Mereknits said...

Gosh you are so lucky to live in an area where Fiber events are so common. We do not have many here and I miss them.
Hugs to you,

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That looks like a great little show

Kepanie said...

It's so cool how you're off to lovely fiber events all the time!