Following the huge success of the first Waltham Abbey Wool Show, The Crochet Chain and AboutMyArea EN9 website have joined forces again to organise a second wool show on Sunday 18th January 2015 at Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX from 10am to 4pm.
The Waltham Abbey Wool Show will have exhibitors’ stands with luscious hand dyed yarns, beautiful handmade wool and felt items, unique knit and crochet kits, a wide selection of accessories from buttons to crochet hooks for sale, demonstrations of spinning and weaving plus new for 2015 show craft workshops for visitors to have a go at crochet, knitting, felting and spinning.
We’re delighted to tell you that our own Claire Montgomerie, editor of Inside Crochet itself will be opening the show at 10am.
The Funky Hat competition proved popular at the 2014 show, so this year there will be a “Funky Bag” competition and the organisers are encouraging people to bring along their handmade creations (judging will be held at 1pm on the day). Why not bring along your latest knit or crochet project as well and enjoy the company of others on the day or join in and make a crochet or knitted square to make blankets for Age UK charity – donations of wool or completed squares will be appreciated.
This show is not just for those addicted to wool as it is for anyone who appreciates good quality hand-made items as there will be a room packed full of unique products looking for a new home.
Diana Bensted, Owner of The Crochet Chain: “We were delighted that our first show proved so popular with the exhibitors and visitors and gave us the opportunity to challenge the outdated old fashioned view of traditional crafts and show that knitting and crochet can be modern, exciting and funky”.
Kate Towerzey, Site Editor of AboutMyArea and joint organiser of the new wool show: “Excited to be hosting this event for our town for the second year, bringing together an inspiring mix of natural yarn hand dyers, hand-made garment designers, producers of tools and accessories and guilds to create a memorable and enjoyable annual day out”.
So hold on to your Christmas money, come along and treat yourself, perhaps book yourself and a friend on the luxury package which includes dinner, workshop, overnight accommodation on Saturday, breakfast and entrance to the show on Sunday all for £89.00 each (based on twin occupancy) or book on a workshop or enjoy a delicious Sunday Roast Lunch or Afternoon Tea! A special offer price on refreshments will be available all show visitors.
Advance tickets are available to purchase on-line via the Waltham Abbey Wool Show website at a cost of £3 in advance or tickets will be available at £4 on the day.
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