The inaugural West Shires Alpaca Group craft show was held at the Royal Three Counties Show. We wanted to showcase alpaca fibre, giving the public the full picture starting with the animals in the halter show, then the shorn fleeces in the fleece show, how the best fibre can be used as demonstrated by members of the Worcestershire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers who were spinning and weaving and finally a display of the huge variety of items that can be made with alpaca fibre in the craft show.
We were very pleased with the 50 entries we received in the four categories and our judges had a tough time deciding on the winners of each class and the best entry in each category. The public showed a lot of interest and admiration of the display of craft show entries and the demonstrations by the guild members, many being inspired to start a new craft and make use of alpaca fibre.
Our congratulations go to all the entrants, the results are here but special congratulations go to the winners of each category:
Spinning Julia Berry
Weaving Anne Cheston
Knitting/Crochet Julia Berry
Felting Nicola McDowell