Wawaws-2014-spinning-demoltham Abbey Wool Show is now established as an annual event and is proud to be the first UK wool show of the year. The Crochet Chain and About My Area EN9 community website have joined forces again to organise the fourth show.

The show will have exhibitors’stands with luscious hand dyed yarns, beautiful handmade wool and felt items, unique knit and crochet kits, a wide selection of accessories from buttons to crochet hooks for sale, demonstrations of spinning, rag-rugging, weaving and wire knitting. A selection of craft workshops for visitors from beginner to intermediate level in crochet, knitting, wire knitting, wire crochet, weaving, felting and spinning available.

The Funky Hat, Bag and Glove competitions proved popular in previous years, so this year there will be a “Funky Neckwear” competition (scarf, shawl or cowl) and the organisers are encouraging people to bring along their handmade creations (no pre-registration needed – judging will be held at 12.30pm on the day).

Also attendees should please bring along your latest knit or crochet projectas well and enjoy a relaxing time creating in the company of others on the day. There will be plenty of seating available as the 2017 show is bigger and will take over the hotel and will be using all its conference rooms!

This show is not just for those addicted to wool as it is for anyone who appreciates good quality hand-made items as there will be colourful array of unique hand crafted products looking for a new home.

Venue: Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Cost: £3.50 in advance and £5 on the door on the day.

More information and tickets: Waltham Abbey Wool Show