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It is time to break open the piggy bank!

By on November 22, 2010

Next weekend promises to be a bumper one at Fibre + Clay, packed full with excitement, interesting people to meet, beautiful things to see and buy and even the odd bit of festive fayre to nibble on.

First up is the visit from The Natural Dye Studio
They are driving all the way from Suffolk to spend Saturday 27th November with us. You will be able to see and touch their amazing range of naturally dyed yarns, talk to Amanda about her dyeing processes and her unique crochet designs and buy the yarns direct from her. Have a look at the latest issue, no 25, of The Knitter. It has a new design by Amanda – the Tinuviel Shawl, crocheted in her Precious Silk Laceweight.

She describes it as a light-as-a-feather silk shawl and glamorous crochet project for all abilities. I think it is the perfect accessory for festive season outings and will make a beautiful gift for a much loved loved one. So, on Saturday just bring your knitting or crochet and join us for some festive fibre indulgence. There is no specific time, just drop in when you can and stay for as long as you want. Remember to bring your finished and unfinished Natural Dye Studio projects along to show us.

This is followed on Sunday 28th November by the annual Knutsford Gallery Walk. We are open from 12 until 4pm and together with 9 other galleries in Knutsford invite you to join in the fun. On the day, visit all 10 galleries on the map. Make sure you get your gallery map stamped at each of the participating stores, drop your card in the box at the new Canvas Lounge on King street and you stand a chance to win one of the raffle prizes donated by the galleries.

This year, Fibre + Clay is donating a luxurious Tweed and Velvet scarf made by textile designer-maker Helen Chatterton of Perfection of Production. Two years ago, Helen received the accolade of Highly Commended in the British Gifts Association’s Gift of the Year Award for her “Tweed on Speed” patchwork cushions.

Helen will be here on the day with more of her scarves, cushions and lavender bags. Join us for some festive nibbles, meet Helen and her work and buy or commission some truly unique gifts for yourself or your loved ones. Helen will bring all her fabric swatches so you can have a go at selecting your own combinations of colours and textures and have it made up specially for you.

As always, we have stocked up on unique, handcrafted gifts and decorations. We are confident that you can find something here for every member of your extended family, and you don’t need a second mortgage to pay for it either.

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