On the same weekend as the Car Rally the local Hand Spinners and Weavers hosted Fibre Muster. This was a two day event showcasing the work of rather talented and creative ladies and gents and included workshops and lots of interesting stalls. It is hosted in different towns each year, so the locals took the opportunity to include it in all the festivities for Bathurst 200.
This is the group that my Dad was, and my Mum still is quite involved in.
Mick and I only had the chance to have a quick look on the Sunday afternoon, after we were all finished with the rally.
There was lots of knitted bunting adorning the auditorium.
I’m not a spinner and I only do a very little knitting and crochet, as I don’t seem to have the stamina to spend the time required to make a garment. (There are quite a few UFOs lurking in a box in storage.) However, seeing all the wonderful yarns and beautiful creations really does get you inspired.
Here is one of Mum’s friends spinning some super fine yarn. Just beautiful.
Of course there had to be some yarn bombing. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo, but they even had a yarn bombed car down on the corner from the venue.
OK, I succumbed! One hank of rather scrummy yarn came home with me. I just love the colours, although they aren’t my normal go to range. Now I have to do something with it. I don’t really know what, but I’ll think of something. I’ve borrowed Mum’s wool winder, so the first job is to get it into a ball. Watch this space.
The weekend was a great success with lots of good feedback. I know that we certainly enjoyed it.