Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Woolfest and its Fluffy Inhabitants

Woolfest - a Festival of Wool!

The Cast 
Carrad, your blogger
Lovely Friend of Carrad, more years than we care to remember!
Flyhoof, Daughter of LFofC and excellent blogger
Mr Flyhoof, he of the woolly hat

This was the first time I've visited this fantastic celebration of all things woolly and it won't be the last.  I visited LFofC for a few days as she lives in Kendal and on Friday we zoomed off to Cockermouth, meeting up with Flyhoof and Mr Flyhoof.  This lady knows no bounds when it comes to spinning and weaving and was last seen tottering back to the car with half a herd of fleeces in her arms.  I can't wait to see what she does with them - it will be fabulous, for sure!

The building in which the event was held was huge - and it had to be, to hold all the fantastic stalls, demonstrations and general loveliness. 
This is just a little corner of the building from our picnic bank, but it shows the beautiful setting
 I have other things to chat about on a further blog so will concentrate on the gorgeous livestock for now:
Had to take a photo of this Angora bunny as she has the same name as  Grandbaby  C No  1
Alpacas have such beautiful faces, sort of sheepy but squished up.  
See what I mean?  And look at those gorgeous eyes!
Not easy to see but there was a little parade of amazing sheep by the Rare Breeds Society
I am just rubbish at remembering which sheep are which so I'll just leave you with some photos of pretty jumpers on legs.


More woolly stuff next post x


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day out. The faces on the alpaca are so gorgeous, and love all the different"jumpers on legs" :D xxx

  2. I have always wanted to go to Woolfest - it looks such fun!

    Pomona x

  3. Looks like you had a great time!

    Leah x

  4. Oh I like Cockermouth, I go there nearly every year. What an excellent event!

  5. A delightful account of a well spent day.
    You captured the soul of the alpaca.
    Thanks for sharing
    Helen Tilston

  6. I loved reading your account of Woolfest! Glad you enjoyed the day and want to come back next year! :)

    I think I can identify most of your 'pretty jumpers on legs'...

    Manx Loaghtan
    Angora goats
    Ouessant (tiny sheep!)
    North Ronaldsay (or maybe Boreray)
    Coloured Ryeland

    Yup... I'm a sheep geek! :D x x x