2019 Norfolk Maker’s Festival

As in previous years, when it was named ‘Maker’s Month’, guild members attended this event to demonstrate our crafts.

On the opening day of the event, the RBST brought along some rare breed sheep to demonstrate sheep shearing. February is a little chilly for naked sheep, so some of our members kindly provided them with coats, sewn from fabric handwoven by the public during previous years’ events.

We demonstrated spinning, weaving, and kumihimo alongside the four other Norfolk guilds, and at times our stand was completely surrounded by interested members of the public.

There was also a gallery area displaying the work of local fibre artists, including some pieces by guild members.

It was a very enjoyable event, with lots to look at and so many different people to talk to, and we look forward to participating again next year.

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