The small, historic village of Bothwell in the Central Highlands District of Tasmania holds a Fibre Festival every couple of years.
Two days of wool and spinning? Obviously I had to go this year!
So I contacted my friend, who owns the (awesome) shop, The Lucky Ewe in Oatlands, which is quite near Bothwell. She agreed that I should come to Tasmania to chat wool and other fibre-y subjects. (Luckily, she loves the wool from our farm! And Gilbert the ram. 😉 )
There was a flurry of activity to get ready before travelling and then I was flying down to Launceston to begin my Tassie Adventure.
The first day of the Bothwell EVENT was quite warm and there were quite a few traders set up – from the Ashford stand to makers of handmade peg looms and alpaca breeders. With the sun making itself felt the ice-cream van did a brisk trade!
The display in the hall was lovely with spinning and knitting competitions as well as some traders and demonstrations.
Conversation was constant throughout the day as I sat there and spun Castledale. Lots of questions about the Drysdale fleece and yarn samples I had to show.
Day 1 seemed to be all talk, spinning and chasing the shade….. 🙂