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Lowdham Book Festival - talks and workshops

posted 22 May 2015, 12:56 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 22 May 2015, 12:59 ]
We like to start traditions at the festival and last year we held our first Craft Day – so now it’s a tradition! Do join us for our second annual day celebrating all things crafty. Bring your knitting and any other projects you are working on. There will be workshops, including origami and felting in a frame, along with these talks... 11:30am – Talented textile artists Liz Goulding and Liz Radford will give an introduction to workshops in“Painting with Threads”, which will show you layering, embellishing, hand stitching and free machine embroidery. 
2.30pm – Local poet and smallholder Di Slaney will talk about her transition from a desk-based professional career in marketing and publishing to working outdoors on her smallholding, her passion for sheep and poetry, and her new (ad)venture in wool, Hooligan Yarns. There will be raw fleece to handle, beautiful Gotland yarn to buy and poems about knitting and sheep. 
Tickets for the whole day, including talks and workshops: £10 Full, £9 Concessions, £8 Festival Friends There will be hot and cold drinks, plus sandwiches and home-made cakes to purchase.