23 April 2013

Roscommon Lamb Festival


It's that time of year again, can you believe it !?

The Roscommon Lamb Festival is just over a week away. 

This year you will find me at the launch of the Festival in Roscommon Mart on Wednesday 1st May from midday with Frances Crowe Fibre Artist where we will be launching our very own event called 

Fleece to Piece 


On Thursday 2nd May Frances will be hosting a free workshop at her studio in Four Mile House demonstrating spinning and weaving from 11am-1pm.  Then from 2-4pm I will host the second part of the event at my cottage where we will use the wool created that morning to put together a final 'piece' (which is top secret for now) to be unveiled at the Wool Craft Village during the Family Fun day in Loughnaneane Park. 

As you will see from the pic below it promises to be a fun filled fibre day!


The Wool Craft Village is moving from it's usual location and this year will be part of the Family Fun Day in Loughnaneane Park.

We have a variety of crafts people on hand to demonstrate spinning, weaving, feltmaking, knitting, crochet and wool embroidery.


there may even be some live sheep shearing !!


As if that weren't enough I will also be exhibiting at the Festival.  I will be taking a stand in the Made in Roscommon tent (situated in the town square in front of the Bank of Ireland) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday selling all my handmade, homemade lovelies.  I have been very busy working on lots of new stock over the past few months so I'm excited to showcase it all at the Festival.  

Don't worry there will still be lots of my usual items including baby onsies with farm appliques 



and lots of knitting themed items. 



Hope to see some of you there!

It's May Bank Holiday Weekend 2nd-5th May

It's not all about craft though the festival celebrates lamb in many forms - this year there is a food trail where lots of local producers are opening up their premises for you to come and visit, there's music, entertainment, the infamous Brazilian BBQ and the Aileen Cust Memomorial Celebration celebrating the first female vet in Ireland.  That's just a snap shot though.  Check out the website for more details. 



As if that wasn't enough excitement, the talented young chef Donal Skehan will be popping by the Festival too with his new vintage van, Gertrude.


So what are you waiting for!?  Get online and check out the website for the festival and plan your fun filled weekend in Roscommon.

Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Stitching !!




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