Wool & Yarn Fest

Special Event
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7
Apr

RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH

RHS Garden Rosemoor, EX38 8PH

Address

Great Torrington Rosemoor
TORRINGTON
Devon
EX38 8PH

Venue

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon

Booking


  • Member

    Normal Garden Entry RHS members plus family guest

  • Non-member

    Adults £11.80; Children (5-16) £5.90; Under 5's go free

Overview

  • Event times

    Saturday 6 April 2019: 10am–5pm
    Sunday 7 April 2019: 10am–4pm

  • Subject

    Special Event


Join us for our very first Wool & Yarn Fest at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Our aim is to celebrate the multitude of ways that it can be used in our daily lives from creativity to practical use. We are looking to inspire our visitors to become involved in learning new skills and to take home wonderful gifts and there will be a variety of live woolly animals on site for you to admire.

We have 48 amazing stall holders for visitors to come and see spread throughout the Garden Room, Learning Centre and Lecture Hall.

There will be a fantastic Yarn bombing trail from the Visitor Centre via the Winter Garden to the Cob Shelter and we would like to thank the following groups for their contribution: Creative Hub Barnstaple, 3 Bags of Wool from Liskeard, Bradworthy Primary Academy, Marie Rowtcliff and Torrington Yarn Bombers, Welcome Spinners, Alison Murray and the Nutty Knitters of Appledore & Friends, Robin Stephens, Crafty Ladies of Roborough, RHS Rosemoor Staff and the Fry Family with Farmer Tom's Icecream.

We are pleased to announce the following workshops which will be held in the Garden Room, materials are included (for ages 10 years and over):

Saturday
10.15am: Indigo dyeing with Vivien Prideaux – £10
11.30am: Nuno felting a scarf with Creative South West – £18
12.45pm: 2D needle felting with Joan Prowse – £7
2pm: Nuno felting a scarf with Creative South West - £18
3.20pm: Arm knitting demonstration with Catherine Greer – free
3.45pm: 2D needle felting with Joan Prowse – £7

Sunday
10.15am: Indigo dyeing with Vivien Prideaux – £10
11.30am: Wet felting a flower meadow with Fi Harris – £10
12.30pm: 2D needle felting with Joan Prowse – £7
1.45pm: Wet felting a flower meadow with Fi Harris – £10
2.45pm: Arm knitting demonstration with Catherine Greer – free
3pm: Nuno felting a scarf with Creative South West – £18 All payments to be made on the day to the individual tutors.

Talks in the Cob Shelter
11am: History of felt making with Maggie Harbour
11.15am: Blending fibres for spinning art yarn - Karen Boyce
11.30am: Alpaca, their fleece and comparison with other yarns with Rosalind Pugh
2pm: Growing and using traditional dye plants with Susan Dye

For more information please call 01805 626810 or email the Rosemoor team.

Additional info

All day drop-in sessions: demonstrations on weaving on a Tri loom, knitting, spinning, drop spindle, crochet, carding and blending boards, making felt beads, needle felting birds, giant knitting, giant french knitting, Brinkley loom, polymer beads, peg and inkle loom weaving.

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