You may have seen on social media, in my newsletter or on the shows page that I’ll be attending Fibre Quest in a couple of weeks time. It takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March at Fernhill Farm in Somerset from 10am to 5pm.
Fibre Quest isn’t quite like the other yarn shows I’ve attended. It’s a collaboration between the organisers of Stitch Fest South West and Fernhill Farm. In their own words, they are “bringing our industry back to the farm… welcoming exhibitors with natural, low-impact plant & animal fibres, natural dyes, earthy crafts, shearing skills, sheep dog training and more.”
As well as the usual exhibitors, talks and workshops you would usually expect to find at a fibre festival there will be lots of other things to see and do. There will be a blade shearing competition, sheep dog displays, talks, a fleece sale and lots of things to see during the farm open day.
Entry to the show is free, and due to its remote location there is a shuttle bus available to book from Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Bus Station so you don’t even need to worry about driving. There is plenty of parking available if you would prefer to drive.