Summer is here and it’s wool festival time!.
First off, we are having a stand at the PopUp Wool Show at Port Sunlight on 20 August. It’s the first time we’ve taken part, and a new venue for the event: the beautiful and historic Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight. The past two years it’s been at Bebington Leisure Centre, so this is a wonderful step up for a festival that’s rapidly growing. We’ll be taking along our whole range of British yarns, plus one or two show specials. You’ll find a fabulous selection of other stalls there too, with hand-dyed yarns, rare breed wool, hand crafted gifts and lots more. The list of exhibitors seems to get longer every time I look, so in such a lovely setting it should be a great day out. You can book tickets on line or buy on the door, just £3 a head with reductions for groups of 4 or more.
Then in September we’re off to Yarndale, though not to exhibit! Yarndale is a weekend wool festival which is held in the auction market at Skipton and is one of the real “must-go” events in the yarnie calendar. So many of our customers have been talking about it that we have organised a minibus to go on the Sunday (25 September). We’ll be leaving Formby at 8am and getting back about 6.30pm. The round trip, including admission to Yarndale, will cost just £30 per head but must be booked in advance! So give us a call now or drop us an email to book your place, £15 deposit required to confirm.
And finally, Sunday October 30 is the Burscough Fibre Festival. This was the first wool festival we attended last year, and we had a great day meeting woolly minded folk from around the area, so we will be having a stand again this year and encouraging all our friends to come along. Once again you’ll find a good selection of yarns, knitted and crocheted goods and related things on sale, and displays of spinning and other crafts. It’s held at the Grove Youth and Community Centre in Burscough and is open 10am – 4pm.
I hope we’ll see you at one or all of these – but don’t forget that in between events we have a whole festival’s worth of wool on our shelves at The Good Wool Shop!