Last month, I drove out to Durrus in West Cork to visit the one-day and very special West Cork Yarn Festival. Nestled near the coastline of scenic West Cork in a community centre, the festival had a very intimate feeling without being crowded or limited in choice. Here are photos from the day with little reflections. I’ve linked to yarn dyers and artisans whenever possible.
You can follow West Cork Yarn Festival on Instagram too.
Fibre – Knitting
After knowing each other online for awhile, I finally met Bernie in 2017 at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. She babysat baby A when I was in my Getting Published workshop with Katie Westermann. She is beautiful inside and out.
Having only met last year, Eve and I got along so well and she is not only a talented hand-dyer and amazing mother, but an all around genuine person. It’s always a treat to see her.
This colorway is Miami Vice and it makes me do a happy dance inside. Is it weird I want to base an entire home decorating scheme based on this yarn? Ok, maybe just one room. It’ll have a disco ball obviously.
Having the LOLs while my seven-year-old takes FOREVER to take a photo of us.
Ok, more pretty yarn.
This deep green came home with me. It had to. More of this color in my life for 2019 and into 2020.
And the one that got away… *cue the Miami Vice theme song*
And the one that got away… I think I am drawn to yarn colorways that would go well with a disco ball or my pink vintage Converse.
This one came home with us. Seahawks colors! He saw it and it was love at first sight.
Fibre – Spinning
Crafts/Accessories and other cool things!
I have one of these stitch marker bracelets and it is my favourite. Practical jewellery?! WHAT??? I’m in.
Coiling by Constance – Instagram
The Handmade Studio
House of Nanoo – Instagram
Caroline is so talented and her handmade quilts and bags are beautiful. I placed a custom order for a bag for myself, which I am writing about for this week’s Thursday post.
Fibre Friends Too!
Loved seeing Helen. Do you follow her on Instagram already?
The casual yet well organised event was a delight. Well done, West Cork Yarn Festival.