Wool Craft Village @ Roscommon Lamb Festival - Sunday 5th May 2013

Since the Knitting World Record the Wool Craft Village has become an event in itself at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.  Normally in the town square the Wool Craft Village this year is weaving it’s way down to Loughnaneane Park on Sunday 5th May as part of the Family Fun Day.   

Wool Craft Village organisers Michelle Fallon and Frances Crowe are excited about the new location and thrilled to be part of the Family Fun Day which they have missed out on in previous years. 

“It’s great to get to the park and be able to showcase all the crafts associated with a sheeps’ fleece, particularly as the park attracts so many families with young children.  I myself have found there is a huge increase in the number of children wanting to learn to knit and crochet through my own workshops at my cottage” says Michelle Fallon local Textile Artist. 

“We are delighted to be part of the Family Fun Day.  It’s great to see the reaction of people when they see us spinning a fleece and creating wool with it.  So many people have never even seen it being done” says Frances Crowe local Fibre Artist. 

Frances and Michelle have selected numerous textile and fibre artists to take part in this year’s Wool Craft Village demonstrating the many uses of fleece in contemporary crafts.  You will be able to chat to the artists, soak up the creative atmosphere and indulge in some woolly creativity.

Maggie Dolan and Breda McNelis will be on hand demonstrating feltmaking, Bridget Banham and Ger Murphy will show how to card and spin fleece to create wool,  Michelle Fallon will demonstrate knitting, crochet and wool embroidery and Frances Crowe will show how to do loom and tapestry weaving.

 Frances and Michelle will also be showcasing the final piece from their Fleece to Piece events held earlier in the week at their studios. 

If you love yarn and are wild about all things woolly they you will love the Wool Craft Village.  Whether it’s knitting, crochet, weaving, felt making, spinning or felting you will find something at the Wool Craft Village to inspire you.  Come and enjoy a fun filled day of fibre craft Sunday 5th May, Loughnaneane Park, Roscommon.

For more information call Frances Crowe 087 7760250 or Michelle Fallon  085 1111984

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