Each year we aim to have lots happening at Woolfest so that visitors returning each year always have something new to see and to do. in the Main Ring, the Small Ring and around The Square there are various events and exhibitions (as well as live music and clog dancing) and we also try to have a varied programme of workshops and demonstrations so that visitors can find out more about the skills and techniques behind the work of our stallholders.
Thanks this year go to all those who demonstrated around Woolfest and especially to our Workshop leaders, Debbie Zawinski and Liz Reed. The groups who took part seemed to thoroughly enjoy the Workshops and we'll be considering how to build on this year's experience for 2020.
Demonstrations - Many of our stallholders offer to run demonstrations on their stalls during Woolfest and these have always been popular with visitors. Stall locations, demonstration topics and timings are in the Programme and a schedule will be available to download in the weeks leading up to Woolfest.
These are free and a big Thank you goes to each stallholder who offers to add to the event in this way.
Workshops - For 2019, there were four workshops in all, two on each day and led by Debbie Zawinski and Liz Reed. We hope that those who took part enjoyed these and have either finished off their Wee Driftwood Characters at home or practised their stick spinning!
We hope to be able to add to this aspect of Woolfest in future years and, of course, many of our stallholders (including members of The Wool Clip) run workshops, training courses, events and residentials at other times and other venues throughout the year. Please ask about going on to their mailing lists if you'd like to keep in touch.